IPOH: April 27, 2008
The previous Perak government had a tendency to announce projects but never followed up on them, said Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham.
Ngeh cited the example of farmers and villagers who had long been applying for titles to the land they had been toiling on for several generations.
Instead, he said, they were only given 30-year renewable leases.
“If we give them (titles to their) freehold land, they will work very hard,” he said, in response to criticism from Pangkor assemblyman Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir who took issue with some of Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s recent announcements.
Dr Zambry said they gave the impression that the previous government was corrupt and did not do anything to benefit the people.