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Kg. Buah Pala demolition NTV 7
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Kg. Buah Pala demolition Bernama
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Sixteen Kg Buah Pala Houseowners Agree To Move Out Before Sept 1

Aug 13 (Bernama) -- The village's residents association secretary J. Stephen said they had given the undertaking to the court bailiff in charge of the eviction. (.....more)

Kampung Buah Pala Residents Reject Compensation By Developer

Aug 7(Bernama) -- "If the project does not take off, the row of houses offered to us is not given and the compensation would be cancelled. Is this fair?," he told reporters here today. (.....more)

Kg Buah Pala Residents Seek More Time To Consider Developer's Offer

Aug 5 (Bernama) -- Kampung Buah Pala Residents Association assistant secretary C. Tharmaraj said since the 23 families affected were not happy with the initial offer of a single storey terrace house offered by the developer, they would need time to discuss with their lawyers before making a decision. (....more)

Kg Buah Pala Demolition Postponed Again

Aug 4 (Bernama) -- A draft on the solution is being prepared by the state government and the developer, he told reporters after meeting the residents here. (.....more)

Lim orders revocation of development order The Star, Jul 25

Understanding Reached With Kg Buah Pala Villagers, Says Lim July 22 (Bernama)

Kampung Buah Pala: Government Will Not Intervene In State Matters - Najib

July 6 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the federal government will not intervene in the Kampung Buah Pala issue as it was a state matter which must be dealt with by the Penang government. (.....more)

High Chaparral update

Jul 06 2009 -- "Lim does not even know the status of the land. Is he getting accurate facts from his people?
"We will also bring two cows to Komtar with us to show him we are serious." (....more)

Kampung Buah Pala is Hindraf’s new rallying cry by Baradan Kuppusamy,, July 02 2009
MIC's memo on Kampung Buah Pala NST, 2009/07/21

State Makes Police Report On Kampung Buah Pala Issue

July 11 (Bernama) -- "Although the award of the land (to the cooperative) was to replace the site next to Dewan Sri Pinang for an additional court building, we find that the approval was made without reference to the market value reports for both the sites," Ng said. (.....more)

Lim Denies Promising Return Of Land To Kampung Buah Pala Residents

July 10 (Bernama) -- "During campaigning in the past election, I did not even go to Kampung Buah Pala. However, no matter who made such a promise, we will try to help them," he said while Mansor and Ramasamy who were present, also denied making any promises. (....more)

Kampung Buah Pala Issue (The High Chaparral)
Sep 03 2009 House 467 is demolished
Aug 31 2009 New Deadline to vacate the land
Aug 03 2009 Ressidents must vacate the land.
Mar 28 2008 State land office issued the title for the land to the cooperative
2005 2.6 ha land has been leased to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang Bhd for 99 years until March 26, 2107
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Last ditch effort to resolve Kg Buah Pala controversy

The Sun, July 29, 2009 -- Deputy Chief Minister (II) Prof Dr P Ramasamy said today Nusmetro was considering offering each family a double-storey terrace house adjacent to its project. Nusmetro representatives held a meeting with the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) on Tuesday to iron out details of the new plan and make revisions to its original development project. (....more)

Prof. P Ramasamy

Kampung Buah Pala Demolition Postponed To Tomorrow

Aug 3 (Bernama) -- "Why must we share with kampung residents when the land is ours. The court had decided that the land is legally owned by KPKPP," he told reporters here today.
Abdul Razak said Lim's proposal that KPKPP share the land with Kampung Buah Pala residents was made without discussing it with them. (....more)

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MACC has not approached Kg Buah Pala developer

(Aug 12, 2009) , The Sun -- He said only five households from the village had accepted the offer for the terrace houses. He said 10 other residents who moved out last year after accepting earlier compensation offers would also be given the terrace houses instead of low-cost units. (.....more)

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RM3.2 Million To Be Deposited With MIC Lawyers

July 28 (Bernama) --Samy Vellu said that in any land deal, the money would only be paid after the land had been transacted or the documents for the transaction were ready.
"Here, we have a chief minister telling us to pay first and then let's talk," he said, adding that the MIC would keep its word and urged Lim to do the same. (.....more)

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Supporters gather but coop firm on demolition

The Sun, Aug 02 2009 -- "July 17 to Aug 17 is also a religious month for Hindus with various religious events to be held in temples. That's why we organised this festival during this holy period so that we can also conduct prayers," (....more)

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On record ... Kampung Buah Pala boys at a nearby school in Aug 15, 1948. The photo was printed in the  Windsun studio at 491 Penang Road.
Roots ... A young woman
who lived in Brown Estate
some 100 years ago. Her
great grand-daughter,
Mahadevi Muthu, 51, faces
eviction from their
ancestral village.
  pic: the sun
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Former Chief Minister Koh Soo Koon sold the land for RM 3.2 million, 10 times lower than the market rate
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Current Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng issued the title for the land 0n March 28 2008

MIC Youth chief’s publicity stunt

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Faced by potential challenge to his MIC youth leadership, Mohan Thangarasu is showing sudden interest in Kampong Buah Pala land issue.

The demonstration and police arrest drama shows his desperation for publicity.

And, he says MIC is willing to pay RM 3.2 million for the land. Who in MIC authorized this purchase?

Is he going to use the RM 3.2 million hijacked from MIED fund that was channeled to his National Service Camp in Sungkai, Perak? (....more)

Samy Vellu slams Ramasamy

NST, Jul 25 2005 -- "Where are you now? Why don't you open your mouth and speak? Why are you hiding?" He also hit out at Ramasamy's aide, saying it was the aide that provoked the MIC Youth members who had gone to submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on Thursday.

Ramasamy said yesterday that an MIC Youth member had assaulted his aide M. Sattees.

It was reported that Sattees, 24, was punched during a scuffle after the memorandum was handed to the chief minister's political secretary, Ng Wei Aik, at Komtar. (.....more)

Open letter from P.Waythamoorthy to Lim Kit Siang

Jul 05 2009 - As much as HINDRAF respects you as an elderly veteran statesman, I am surprised that you are actually echoing similar statements of your son LGE in regards to the Kg Buah Pala issue and continue to admonish HINDRAF when the core accountability issue is still not solved. (....more)

Penang Kampung Buah Pala controversy – Koh Tsu Koon should speak up

Lim Kit Siang, July 01 2009 -- Koh must explain why as Chief Minister, his Executive Council had approved the state government land of Kampung Buah Pala to Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang, first time on 18th August 2004 and second time on 8th June 2005 at a very low premium of RM6.42 million or RM20 per square feet. (....more)

Kpg Lorong Buah Pala Slammed for 'false hopes'

2009/07/10, NST -- Meanwhile, the village residents' association assistant secretary C. Tharmaraj said he was making 20,000 DVDs showing a 10-minute video of DAP politicians and opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim making promises (to save their village) during the general election last year.

"The people shown in the video, other than Anwar, are Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Karpal Singh, Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer and deputy chief minister (II) Dr P. Ramasamy. (.....more)

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