WHAT BLOGGERS SAY: Toll fracas, Najib in the crosshairs

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WHAT BLOGGERS SAY: Toll fracas, Najib in the crosshairs

Postby admin » Sat May 31, 2008 3:58 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The fracas on Tuesday between residents of Bandar Mahkota Cheras and a group of men, believed to be thugs, was the main focus of bloggers this week.
Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua expressed his frustration over the rejection of Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching's request for the matter to be debated in Parliament on Thursday.

"The deputy speaker rejected Serdang's motion to debate police inaction over the Bandar Mahkota Cheras-Grand Saga toll controversy, which resulted in individuals being hurt by thugs in full police presence and another being beaten up by some 20 police officers.

"Despite this issue hitting the headlines over the past three days or so, the deputy speaker ruled that the motion was not urgent," wrote Pua.

Bernard Khoo of zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com took exception to Deputy Home Minister Chor Chee Heung saying the police did not intervene in the scuffle initially because they were waiting for back-up.
"The (10) police officers had guns, the (15) thugs had parangs and pipes. What back-up were they waiting for?"

Former health minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek posted on his blog (drchua9.blogspot.com) that bloodshed could have been avoided if the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government had been more alert.

"Finally, the state government realised that it had a stake in the whole project (22 per cent share in Grand Saga, the highway concessionaire), flexed its muscle to get the government agency to solve the problem.

"After two weeks of fear, frustration and violence, finally it's putting its act together.

"To oppose is easy, but to govern and solve problems are entirely different matters."

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http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/ ... index_html
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