The Maverick of main stream media, The Sun, has an intriguing report today by Citizan Nades. I almost choke on my latte when Nades highlights the former Selangor Menteri Besar’s blunder of saying “state coffin” instead of “state coffer.” Oh, dear… isn’t English a tricky language?
Earlier, The Sun reported that PKNS paid the fine of RM330,000 imposed against them for clearing the land around Bukit Cahaya using the public funds. Khir Toyo, in response to the above said that PKNS is indeed a private company hence the issue of using the rakyat’s money should not arise in the first place.
He then said, “the fine goes back to the state coffin!” You and I know that he meant “state coffer.” But Nades wrote that Khir said it twice and I cringe in my seat in light of the mistake. My sincerest advice to Khir is to be extra vigilant in presence of reporters for they have the sharpest listening sense among us all.
PKNS steals the limelight again today in the wake of payment made to Balkis – an organisation presides over by the wives of Selangor state assemblymen and MPs:
- RM218,719 for the opening ceremony of Komplex Wawasan Balkis;
- RM200,000 for Balkis Dinner;
- RM10,000 for a table at the same dinner and
- RM161,660 for programmes organised by Balkis.
And I thought, “RM200,000 for a dinner party?” That amount of money can feed the entire orphanage in Selangor for a year or so!
PKNS also sold a piece of land in Section 7, Shah Alam to Balkis at RM5.74 per square foot. In case you haven’t the faintest idea about real estate market, please click on iproperty.com. The premier real estate portal in Malaysia sells the land around the same area at RM44 per square foot. How dense can you be to sell it at such a low price if you don’t have anything hidden in that closet of yours?
However, Khir said that PKNS is a private company, so it does not matter to the people of Selangor on how PKNS burns their money. But the mission statement of PKNS – a statutory body governed by PKNS Enactment 1964 – has the rakyat’s interest at heart. Read about it here.
Me? I continue my struggle in improving my English. 🙂
[Source: The Sun]