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Share 'ilmu' on how to buy houses cheap with poorer folk, CM told
Published:  Mar 29, 2016 11:26 AM
Updated: 11:34 AM

Penang Wanita Umno chief Norliza Abdul Rahim has taken a dig at Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng over his purchase of a bungalow below market value, which is now the subject of an investigation.

The senator described the DAP secretary-general as a “fortunate house buyer” for being able to secure the bungalow at a cheaper price.

According to her, the chief minister’s house, based on the price per square feet, is cheaper than that of affordable homes in the state.

Therefore, Norliza said Lim should share his “ilmu” (a term used to describe a person’s skill or expertise) with the people who cannot afford to purchase houses in the state.

“What is wrong if he shares this ‘ilmu’, including ways to provide numerous excuses on how to buy houses below market value such as no swimming pool, unaware of market price, bad feng shui and other excuses which do not make sense,” she told Umno Online.

Norliza claimed that Lim is dishing out excuses to divert attention from the real issue, but added that the people are aware of these attempts to put a lid on the matter.

She also urged the chief minister and other DAP leaders not to twist the issue because their excuses have become the butt of jokes.

“We hope this controversy not only serves as a lesson but also as an example to the people regarding the purchasing of bungalows.

“Who knows, can be as lucky as the chief minister,” she said with sarcasm.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is probing the RM2.8 million purchase.

Lim has denied any wrongdoing and blamed the corruption allegations on his political rivals.

The house seller, businesswoman Phang Li Khoon, also inked a statutory declaration claiming that there was no ulterior motive behind the deal.

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