TAN Sri Noh Omar has criticised the Selangor government for imposing high land premium on two proposed sites for fire stations in Setia Alam (Shah Alam) and Bukit Rahman Putra (Sungai Buloh).
He claimed that the state government initially imposed a RM19mil premium for the said land in Setia Alam before reducing it to RM5mil.
“They calculated it based on the current market value. They should not be trying to make profit off the Federal Government when all we want is to build a fire station for the benefit of the community,” said Noh, the Tanjong Karang parliamentary candidate from Barisan at the opening of the Kapar fire station in Klang.
Generally, a developer allocates land for proposed fire stations, police stations, schools and hospitals, and the land is surrendered to the state government before it is reacquired by the Federal Government to be developed.
“They could impose a nominal payment between RM200,000 and RM300,000 – that is what a Barisan Nasional-run Selangor would do,” he said.
The RM5.5mil Kapar fire station was built in a year and a half, and Kapar parliamentary candidate Datuk Mohana Muniandy Raman pledged a hospital in the area if Barisan won back Selangor.
“There are over 124,000 constituents in Kapar and yet there isn’t a hospital here. The people here have been living in poor condition in the last 10 years, but we will bring a change to that,” said the Wanita MIC chief.
Noh also commented on the news of former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin being spotted during Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s campaign trail in Kampung Telok Gong in Port Klang.
“Why is that surprising? We have to remember that leaders come and go, but the fight for the party and country remains,” he added.
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