Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government did not ban traders from carrying out their business at the Ramadan bazaar on level three in Komtar.
He said investigations revealed that the Komtar Merchants Association (KMA) had collected the rental from the traders, but the money was not handed over to the Penang Development Corporation (PDC).
“When PDC did not get the rental, its officers followed procedure by not allowing the traders to set up their stalls. “The traders only told us during a protest on Tuesday that they had handed the money over to KMA.
“I have asked PDC general manager Datuk Rosli Jaafar to deal directly with the 27 traders,” he said at a press conference here on Tuesday.
He was commenting on a frontpage report in a Malay daily that the 27 traders were prevented from doing business at the bazaar.
Rosli, who was also present, said KMA was not professional in refusing to adhere to the conditions set up by PDC. (The Star)
"Penang ni biasa laa Mummy, depa nanti dok bisin tak ketahuan punca..bukan Mummy tak tau" kata seorang rakan dengan gelengngan kepala.
Apa pun bukan senang Lim Guan Eng nak jadikan Pulau Pinang ini Singapura kedua. Itu baru peniaga di dalam komplek, apa jadi pulak peniaga-peniaga kereta tolak Cina yang berniaga sehingga di gigi jalan. Kalau diambil tindakan takut nanti mereka ramai-ramai menyokong BN dan Parti Gerakan.
Itulah Pulau Pinang. Pengundi Cina pandai mengatur siapa yang mereka mahu asalkan kuali mereka berasap.