Rayer: Kampung Buah Pala man must apologise to Guan Eng
PENANG, Aug 16 — Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer has given 48 hours to Kampung Buah Pala villagers association assistant secretary C. Tharmaraj to make a public apology to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over defamatory remarks he allegedly made or face legal action.
Speaking to reporters today, Rayer said Tharmaraj had claimed that gangsters in Air Putih, which is under Lim's constituency, were involved in the attempt to demolish houses in Kampung Buah Pala on Thursday.
On Thursday, the villagers had formed a human barricade to stop four bulldozers and a demolition team brought by a developer to evict them. Later a decision was reached after negotiations between police, representatives of the villagers, the court bailiff and the developer to postpone the demolition to Sept 1 to give time to the residents to vacate their homes. — Bernama