YOURSAY 'This is beyond me, except to say that greed has no limit, making the cronies rich in the process. Does our government have any sense of respect for our history?'
100 march to oppose Warisan Merdeka tower
Pronto: The British treasure their heritage in their country and historic buildings remain intact until today such as 10 Downing Street and Queen Elizabeth's palace. Ours have all been demolished to make way for new buildings.
We have the Petronas Twin Towers that is not fully occupied, yet we want to build another 118-storey tower just to be on the map of the world's tall buildings.
The actual fact is a 10 percent commission of the deal means a lot to Umno, as the tower will cost billions, not millions of ringgit.
Ksn: Why would, should anyone, any government, agree and decide to tear down such a historical location with three stadiums that hold so many memorable sports events and other celebrations, and are as well surrounded by so many famous schools?
This is beyond me, except to say that greed has no limit, making the cronies rich in the process. Does not our government have any sense of respect for our history? That area should be rightfully categorised as a heritage site.
I have great memories of watching so many great games in Stadium Merdeka, Stadium Negara, a number of plays, dances, shows, etc, in Chin Woo Stadium too.
Should it not be a place for the Kuala Lumpur folks living around there to take their children to play, relax and so on?
Righteous: See the insane mad rush to get all these mega-projects started so near the end of this government's tenure. Their actions show that even they know they won't be around to get these projects underway after GE13.
Storm: We don't need ugly concrete towers. It's just a puny, sorry excuse for Umno to make more corrupt money. They are like a train running out of control.
Heavywater: Sorry guys, but the tower has already been approved just like the Lynas rare earth plant in Gebeng. They do whatever they want. So now they have the 'Ego Tower'. What's next?
Hero325: All these protesters are just pro-opposition supporters out there to stir up voter emotions ahead of the GE. Nothing much, nothing more. These people are disguised as NGOs supporters and pretend they are neutral.
They declare: "I don't bother about politics. Whether BN or Pakatan Rakyat, it doesn't matter to me. All I care about is the protection of our cultural heritage."
Nonsense, all they care about is who takes over as the next government.
Al: Just you wait and see, if BN ever loses GE13 to Pakatan Rakyat, MCA and Gerakan will organise a rally and protest Pakatan for building the 118-storey tower on such a historic site, and blame them for destroying our heritage.
Then minutes of meeting for the approval of the original plan prior to 2013 will magically disappear, and when it is revealed that it was BN who had approved it, Pakatan leaders would still be blamed for not trying to stop the plan earlier.
VP Biden: Just a kilometre away from the proposed tower is the abandoned Plaza Rakyat project. Why don't the thieves just develop this eyesore, and leave my alma mater alone?
Whatsup: Umno is a total disgrace to the rakyat and country. Their greed knows no bounds nor are they ashamed of what they do, and their apathy towards past failed events is appalling.
As long as it fills the pockets of those in power and their cronies, everything is go, regardless of the consequences. How can they be given another term or worse, a mandate, as pleaded by the lowest of the low?
The Petronas Twin Towers episode should teach these avaricious lowlifes the uselessness of such expenditure, but unfortunately they only learn how to enrich themselves with mega-millions or even more, knowing how typical Umno projects will drag on and have cost overruns.
This is real sin. Kick out Umno and stop all these nonsensical projects that serve as conduits to rob the rakyat and the country. Umno, you all have robbed enough money for many generations of yours, so stop.
Ghkok: How can the federal government justify spending money on building a 100-storey building when the national debt already reached RM520 billion?
It is sheer wastage and the height of irresponsibility.
Pakatan Youth's nationwide 'Road to KL' curtain raiser
Selamatkan Malaysia Ku: The day when Pakatan wins two-thirds majority and formed the new government should be celebrated on grand scale and declared a national holiday as Hari Kebangkitan Rakyat.
Hidup rakyat. It now or never.
Abuminable: We live in exciting times. Change is inevitable. With a bit of wisdom on the part of the Yang di Pertuan Agong and his royal colleagues - and the less tainted Umno leaders - the transition can be relatively painless, peaceful, and beneficial to all in the long-term.
Anon: Let us make it count.
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