Guan Eng on warpath to clear name over Kampung Buah Pala

(The Malaysian Insider) PENANG, Sept 23 — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has gone on a fresh offensive in a bid to clear the name of the present administration over the contentious sale of land in Kampung Buah Pala on the island.

Lim today challenged former Barisan Nasional (BN) state executive councillor Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan to show proof of his claim that the Pakatan Rakyat state administration had finalised the deal and accused the previous BN state government of selling the Kampung Buah Pala land at cheap rates and without consulting the residents.

The DAP secretary-general also questioned former Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon for not daring to appear on a televised debate on national television.

Lim and Teng have been trading barbs over which party is responsible for the land transaction which resulted in a standoff between residents and the state over the issue of compensation.

"BN and Gerakan, especially Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nan, must show proof or stop their shocking lies that the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government finalised the village land deal and sold Kampung Buah Pala to Koperasi Pegawai Pegawai Kanan Kerajaan Pulau Pinang," Lim said in a statement.

"No amount of false reports by their ‘character assassins’ will convince Penangites that BN and Gerakan government had not robbed the Kampung Buah Pala residents of their land."

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