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YourSay: Does Khir Toyo think we're idiots?
Published:  Jul 7, 2009 1:52 PM
Updated: Jul 8, 2009 6:08 AM

YourSay: Does Khir Toyo think we're idiots?

your say ‘From the size of the bungalow and the plot of land on which it is built, it is hard to believe that it costs only RM3.5 million. If it is true, Khir Toyo should put his bungalow on the market...'

On was only RM3.5 mil

Stephen Ng: Khir Toyo said he had purchased his house with a loan of RM3.5 million from a foreign bank. Unless he is saying that he only had to borrow RM3.5 million to purchase his huge bungalow and the rest was paid in cash, it is hard to believe the word of this man.

It is his prerogative as to how he uses his money but when it raises questions about his integrity, Khir Toyo will have to give a more plausible answer to members of the public.

From the size of the bungalow and the plot of land on which it is built, it is hard to believe that it costs only RM3.5 million. If it is true, Khir Toyo should put his palatial bungalow on the market and see how much the value of such properties has escalated. I am sure there will be more than one buyer for the home.

An ordinary double-storey link-house in Damansara Heights already costs close to RM1 million. A condominium at Kiaraville is sold at slightly above RM1 million.

What can RM3.5 million buy these days? Maybe a Lamborghini and a condominium at a high-end neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya!

I wonder if the former prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, is satisfied or disappointed with his appointment of Khir Toyo as menteri besar of Selangor. He should tell the nation whether he regrets his decision.

Meanwhile, please be more sensible with your answers, Khir Toyo.

Ahmad Fuad Abdul Rahman: “Since Ng claims the house cost RM24 million, he is now officially my (real estate) agent. If he can sell it at that price, I will give him 50 percent commission," Khir Toyo had quipped.

I will make a counter-offer, YB. Give me one month to sell the place (free of all encumbrances) for RM7 million (100 percent profit for you). No, make it RM10.5 million (200 percent). Just a one-month option.

Patriotic Malaysian: It is blatant abusive of power. How could he accumulate such wealth within eight years? A COO or CEO could not afford such a monstrous house even after working for 20 years. The most they can afford is RM4 million to RM5 million.

If MACC is serious about getting its job done and being impartial, it should look into this rather waiting for someone to lodge a report. If Khir Toyo were in Hong Kong, the ICAC would act immediately. As the saying goes: Big fish eat big, small fish eat small.

Many people would have questions as to whether the MACC will initiate an investigation. Most would expect the issue to be swept under the carpet. We will be the laughing stock of the world.

We Malaysians are sick of all these politicians. We have yet to know the outcome of the PKFZ scandal. The country's resources are being drained through corruption.

I hope our prime minister will take proactive measures irrespective of the backgound of politicians - whether they are from the ruling coalition or opposition parties.

Mr Prime Minister, please do something to prevent the country from rotting and make this country glorious once again. You do not need to have mega-projects to show the people. We would be glad if you act against corrupt officials, irrespective of their seniority or social status.

Disgusted: Khir Toyo is just unbelievable. He has no shame and takes Malaysians to be idiots who have never bought a house or piece of land in their life. He is lying through his teeth!

He bought a piece of land measuring 52,221 square feet and built a magnificent mansion complete with swimming pool and god-knows-what-else. And all this for RM4 million, inclusive of renovations?

Land alone is worth that much, at just RM72 per square foot. So did the mansion, with a built-up area of 20,000 square feet, come free of charge?

Cool. I will offer him a deal: I give him RM6 million for his home, lock, stock and barrel. He makes a whopping 50 percent return on investment in less than a year. I will also pay his legal fees and stamp duty. How about it?

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