MEDIA STATEMENT BY YB V.SIVAKUMAR, ADUN TRONOH, DAP PERAK DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, ON 10TH OCTOBER 2011 ON
LET’S MOVE ON APPROVING THE SRJK (T) GUNUNG RAPAT’S LAND APPLICATION
Referring Dato’ S. Veerasingam’s to media statement in the Tamil daily Makkal Osai on 10th October 2011, I would like to stress to him that the SRJK (T) Gunung Rapat’s land application is not a new application. This matter has been dangling for many years. What is MIC doing all these while on this matter? Are they sleeping with silent snores on it?
Because of MIC’s total inefficiency, the school’s 2 (two) other land applications which were initially applied, had not been successful.
The latest application was made in April 2011 and now it is October 2011. Why does it take a very long duration to work on this issue? When many hundreds and thousands of acres of lands can be issued in various places, why can’t SRJK (T) Gunung Rapat’s be issued and approve a 4-acre land in a period of 6-months’ time? This clearly shows that MIC is good for nothing. As what as Dato’ S. Veerasingam said proudly, the file pertaining the school’s land matter is at the Land Office, but why is it moving slower than a tortoise?
The recent land which was identified and applied by the PIBG, had been physically constructed by Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh with, some kiosks and a walking track. Has Dato’ S. Veerasingam visited this land recently? Now, with these structures been set up at this land, it will definitely be an excellent excuse to be given as a reason to the school. The school’s authorities will be told to identify another land and submit the application as usual. There will be repentance in the procedure which will be back as status quo. In the long run, with the entire process takes place as a roller-coaster, the school will not be able to get any piece of land for its own in the near future.
I am worried that the MIC leaders will do nothing about it. This worry had led me to call for the peaceful demonstration. There is no bad intention as what was mentioned by Dato’ S. Veerasingam.
The recent peaceful demonstration held was to highlight the issue to the entire nation so that a special attention will be given to this particular application. The news had been captured widely in the local media. And I am glad to say that it was a fruitful occasion for the school itself because I was told that now, the Ministry of Education has asked the school’s authorities to provide full information on what is actually going on about the land matter. At least now, after by the lit up of firecracker at its tail, the tortoise has begun to move a little faster.
The Perak MIC should be ashamed when the MCA president, Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek had announced that he will help to get a piece of land for the SRJK (T) Gunung Rapat school. It is a transparent indication that the MIC had failed and MCA daringly wants to put their head in and work on this Tamil school matter.
How long does Dato’ S. Veerasingam and Perak State Government needs to approve a small piece of land to the SRJK (T) Gunung Rapat school? Can it be resolved in the next 3 weeks?
I call upon Dato’ S. Veerasingam to give us the details of what work has been done so far pertaining the SRJK (T) Gunung Rapat land application matter apart from sending that 1(one) letter? Please tell us in which stage is the land matter now? Is it in the initial, middle or the final stage?
MIC constantly shouts its favourite team chant “continuously put in effort”.
But I do not understand Dato S’ Veerasingam’s remarks, ‘put in effort’ or ‘work on it’ as though the land belongs to some foreigners. I would like to remind him that this piece of land belongs to the Perak State Government and can be approved by the state immediately. The statement by Dato’ S. Veerasingam undoubtedly shows that he is helpless and powerless in the Perak State Government.
I am sure that if Pakatan Rakyat comes into power, we will solve this issue within 2(two) months. I will personally take the responsibility on completing this Tamil school matter within the said period.
YB V. SIVAKUMAR
10 OCTOBER 2011