Compensate traders in Little India, says CAP

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  • Friday, 05 Mar 2004

From the Tamil Press

THE Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) has asked the state to compensate traders in Little India whose business has been badly affected by upgrading work carried out by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP).  

Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban quoted CAP president S.M. Mohd Idris as saying that certain roads were totally closed because of the upgrading work and that some roads were affected by incomplete work.  

He said the project had caused their business to drop about 90%, adding that the work, which commenced in October 2002, was scheduled to have been completed by Feb 29. 

In another matter, the daily said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali had indicated that PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas would be fielded in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency.  

He said Kayveas had expressed his desire to contest in the seat as the incumbent, Datuk Seri Fadzil Che Wan, had announced that he would not seek re-election in the coming general election. Tajol Rosli said this after the weekly exco meeting in Ipoh on Wednesday. 

On the same matter, Malaysia Nanban reported that the MB had admitted that the Malay community in the constituency was against the decision of Kayveas contesting in the seat. 

He said Umno members came in two buses and gathered in front of his residence at about midnight on Wednesday to protest against the party’s decision to field Kayveas. 

On the foreign front, Malaysia Nanban reported that former Miss World Yukta Mookhey would be joining the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India to campaign in the coming general election. 

The 24-year-old 1999 beauty queen would be joining other popular Bollywood stars to woo votes for the party. 

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