SHOW proof of the serious allegations which you made in The Star on Nov 16 on the Pulau Jerejak share sale issue.
That was the demand Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng made to Penang Gerakan chief Teng Chang Yeow.
Lim said this at a press conference attended by Penang Development Corporation (PDC) general manager Datuk Rosli Jaafar and also its board members on Nov 16.
He was referring to a report in The Star which said: “Quoting ‘reliable’ PDC sources, he said the agreement inked in December 2013 had a potential profit guarantee of up to RM450mil based on a gross development value of RM1.5bil.
He said the Chief Minister, who is also PDC chairman, had, however, rejected the 2013 agreement between TIRSB and Ideal Property.
Lim was especially furious that Rosli’s integrity had been called into question.
Show proof. When did we sign? You can ask Datuk Rosli if this is true. This allegation is very serious and dangerous as it tarnishes and questions the image and integrity of Datuk Rosli,” Lim said.
In response, Rosli said: “There is no such offer. This allegation is not true.
Lim also voiced his slight disappointment with Chinese media Sin Chew Jit Poh as instead of focusing on the Penang budget announced on Nov 15, as was the norm, they did not.
My office had made a complaint to Sin Chew that despite the fact that we have issued statements on the sale of Pulau Jerejak, they had refused to report. So, I am forced to issue a fact sheet on Pulau Jerejak again because BN media has not reported it,” Lim said while holding a press statement with the fact sheet.
Lim chided Sin Chew and said: I am a little bit disappointed that Sin Chew is following the same tune (as the BN media). I ask Teng not to hide behind BN media. Show proof. This is not a laughing matter.
Lim also hit out at Datuk Dr. Teng Hock Nan of Gerakan who was the state BN working committee chairman in 2011.
Hock Nan had recently questioned how the price of RM47.6 million was derived by Lim.
Lim gave to members of the media a copy of a news article dated March 25, 2011 in Free Malaysia Today where FMT quoted “The land value was RM47.6 million in 2001 and he (Hock Nan) said its value now would surely have gone up three to four fold.”
Datuk Dr. Teng Hock Nan was the one who gave the price!” Lim said pointing to the news report.