After a one and half hour of meeting with the representatives from the Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia last night, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said statistics on the illegal structures being demolished during the period from 2007 to 2010 has been explained to reflex the real situation.
He said such information was available to the press before, but many chose not to publish the facts and figures.
He also questioned why Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce (PMCC) had organized a protest against the Penang state on Feb 5, during which his effigy was burnt.
Lim said that PMCC has all the chance to discuss any issues with him as PMCC has held one MPPP councilors seat for 3 years.
Based on the statistics provided, Penang island, out of 30 illegal structures, district officers had taken action on, only nine or 30% belonging to Malays, while in Seberang Prai, seven or less than 20% out of 39 illegal structures demolished.
Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist