It hurts badly that our Indian community has councillors who are dumb, “uneducated” and simply baggage that the Malaysian Indians have been tolerating for over 5 decades.
I am referring to the episode labelled “Batu Caves Condo” which is highlighted by Malaysiakini today.
I see a lot of adverse comments posted on Deputy Foreign Minister A Kohilan Pillay and Hulu Selangor MP P Kamalanathan and the assertion they are involved in the condo project. I feel sorry for them. A good old Tamil saying goes (it may be there in other languages as well) when the cat closes its eyes the world becomes dark.
But these two chaps are not of that category. Comparing them to cats makes the category demeaning and now I realise the cats are “better educated” then them.
I suggest Datuk Seri G. Palanivel consider educating them. Case closed.
‘Duo not at meeting that okayed Batu Caves condo’
- Lu Wei Hoong
- 4:24PM Nov 2, 2012
Deputy Foreign Minister A Kohilan Pillay and Hulu Selangor MP P Kamalanathan were absent from the Selayang Municipal Council’s (MPS) full board meeting that approved the controversial 29-storey condominium near the iconic Batu Caves temple when they were councillors.
“Yes. Kohilan (left) and Kamalanathan were not at the full board meeting,” a reliable source in MPS confirmed when contacted byMalaysiakini.
It is expected that MPS president Zainal Abidin Aala will issue a statement on the matter soon.
The plan for the massive condominium project near the historic Sri Subramaniar Temple in Batu Caves grabbed the spotlight after the temple committee, backed by MIC top guns, including former president S Samy Vellu, led a protest against the Selangor government.
Police reports lodged
However, Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu subsequentlyrevealed documents to show that the BN government had in 2007 approved the condominium project – considered by many to be an eyesore to the locality – when it controlled Selangor.
Liu was reported as saying that Kohilan and Kamalanathan were among those responsible for approving the condominium project.
However, both Kohilan and Kamalanathan have denied the accusation and lodged police reports on the matter.
Kohilan told Malaysiakini on Tuesday that he had nothing to do with the approval of the Dolomite condominium project because he did not sit on the MPS’ One Stop Centre (OSC) during his tenure as MPS councillor.
However, incumbent MPS councillor Lee Khai Loon refuted this, saying that all approvals from the OSC must be endorsed by the council before projects can be executed.