Saturday September 29, 2012
Penang Umno man gets ultimatum from state speaker
GEORGE TOWN: State Umno deputy chairman Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir has been given 48 hours to furnish evidence that state legislative assembly speaker Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain has a personal interest in the RM120mil Escape Theme Park project in Teluk Bahang.
If Musa failed to do so by noon today, Abdul Halim said, legal action would be taken against him.
“The accusations are defamatory and in bad taste,” he said at a press conference at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's office here yesterday.
On Thursday, Musa said that he had documents linking Abdul Halim to the project.
Halim said his only interest in the project was to bring benefit to the people of Penang, particularly the people of Teluk Bahang.
“The project will provide jobs to locals, especially since several hotels in the area have closed down,” he said.
Lim, who was present at the press conference, said Abdul Halim's name did not appear as a shareholder or director of the company that won the open tender to develop the park.
He said Musa probably made the allegations after Abdul Halim alleged that two state Umno leaders made about RM5mil through a land deal in May this year.
The two leaders alleged to have benefited from the deal were Musa and Bukit Gelugor Umno division head Datuk Omar Faudzar,