Johor PKR invites Ghani to land issue forum
Chua and his Johor PKR entourage handing over the invitation to Haffiz in the MB’s office.
JOHOR BARU (Feb 5, 2013): Johor PKR today invited Mentri Besar Ghani Othman to officiate at a Feb 12, 2013, forum on land issues in the state.
The letter of invitation to the forum, titled Issue Tanah Johor: Masaalah Dan Penjelasan (Johor Land Issues: Problems And Solutions), was hand-delivered to Ghani’s Chief Confidential Secretary Mohd Haffiz at 2.30pm in the MB’s office.
Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng, who led an entourage of state PKR leaders to the office, handed the invitation to Haffiz.
Ghani, who was away in Kuala Lumpur, had yet to indicate whether he would officiate at the forum organised by Johor PKR.
The forum is scheduled to be held from 3pm to 6pm in Lee Garden Hotel, Masai, and followed by two ceramah in Kampung Melayu here and Taman Skudai Indah.
Selangor Mentri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and former Perak Mentri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin are slated to deliver their keynote addresses at the forum.
Both the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders will also speak at the two ceramah.
Chua said: “We hope Ghani will find time to attend the forum which is of utmost importance to Johoreans, especially the majority Malays whose land had been acquired by the state under the Land Acquisition Act 1960 in the past two decades.
“Many Malays have lost much in Pasir Gudang, Danga Bay,,Nusajaya,Tebrau, Gelang Patah to name a few. The latest land grab issue is Pengerang where the non-sustainable Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project is sited.
“Ghani should not fear to face Johoreans and clarify the many outstanding land grab issues in the state. He is the best man to clarify matters.”
Chua urged Johoreans to seize the opportunity to hear from Khalid and Nizar how they resolved the outstanding land issues in Selangor and Perak respectively.
“The Malays must come out in full force for the forum and ceramah to get the real and accurate feedback of land issues in Malaysia.
“You can help decide whether to keep your land safe from greedy politicians and their cronies,” he added.