Published: Wednesday July 8, 2009 MYT 8:57:00 PM
By EDWARD RAJENDRAedward@thestar.com.my
SHAH ALAM: DAP Sekinchan assemblyman Ng Suee Lim mischievously approached Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo Wednesday to ask him for the keys to the former mentri besar’s controversial mansion in Section 7 here.
Ng took the chance to engage Dr Khir at the state secretariat annex building lobby, just after Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim ended his press conference on the launching of the state assembly’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Not losing his composure, Dr Khir calmly told Ng, who was smiling mischievously, that potential buyers must deposit 10% and make the necessary legal arrangements for a sale-and-purchase agreement.
“Once you have that in order, then you are allowed to view the property,” said Dr Khir.
On hearing this, Ng disagreed with a chuckle.
Barisan Nasional Sri Serdang assemblyman Datuk Satim Deman interjected and asked Ng: “Why are you being a busybody? Why do you want to check on people’s lives, what do you want exactly from this non-issue?”
Ng, stern-faced this time, shot back: “Ini hak saya bertanya (it is my right to ask).”
When the Chinese press moved towards Ng for a clarification on the exchange of words, the three assemblymen moved away from each other.
Earlier this week, Ng had brought up the issue of Dr Khir’s purchase of a bungalow in Section 7 near here, at an estimated cost of RM24mil.
He was also alleged to have spent about RM20mil on fixtures as well as furniture imported from Bali.
Dr Khir denied the bungalow cost that much and challenged Ng that if he could sell the mansion for RM24mill, then he (Dr Khir) was willing to give a 50% commission.
seals: have someone check his past tax submission details on the revenue?