|Ramasamy and hus RM 3,000,000 golden chariot|
I refer to the recent advertisement in a local newspaper where the Bukit Mertajam Indian Association multi million ringgit plot of land in Bandar Bukit Mertajam, Penang has been confiscated by the courts and is now been put up for auctioned. The action taken by the High Court against the Bukit Mertajam Indian Association is a sad day for all Indians in the state.
The noble ambition by the association to build a building with multi purpose hall and other relevant facilities to be used by the Indian community in Bukit Mertajam and Penang in general is now cancelled due to short of funding culminating in the auction of the association owned plot of land. This unfortunate incident involving the Bukit Mertajam Indian Association has clearly shown that the Indian community in Penang, since 2008 has been neglected by the state government.
In fact, the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) under the leadership of Professor P. Ramasamy, who continue to propogate that it is the champion of the indian community in Penang has also failed to address this issue accordingly. PHEB, which is flush with millions of ringgit worth of cash prefers to keep silent on this issue rather than assist the association and complete the project in Bukit Mertajam. After all, if PHEB can spend RM 3,000,000, why cant they assist the association and protect the state's Indian pride?
The question now is what is PHEB and Professor P. Ramasamy's priority? is the board really interested in assisting and safeguarding the Indian community interest in Penang or it is now becoming a tool for some politician to use to futher their political agenda in the state? In the end, due to the selfishness and ego of PHEB, the Bukit Mertajam Indian Association and the indian community in that area will suffer.
* _The news paper cutting is attached together with this message. Below is the land auction details_
*Perisytihran Jualan Dalam Mahkamah Tinggi Malaya Di Pulau Pinang.*
*Guaman Sivil No:*
*Writ Pelaksanaan No:*
_18hb Januari 2017 @ 10.30am_
_Sebidang tanah di atas Lot No PT 17, Seksyen 4, Bukit Mertajam._
*No Hak Milik:*
_Selama - lamanya (Free Hold)_
_1227 meter per segi (13,207 kaki persegi)*
_RM 3,500,000.00 (Ringgit Malaysia Tiga Juta Lima Ratus Ribu Sahaja)_