Itu sedikit laporan The Star yang nampaknya enggan melaporkan perkembangan baru ini seolah-olah menutut salahaku Guan Eng.Saturday, 9 April 2016
Taman Manggis turning into ‘high risk investment’
The controversy surrounding Taman Manggis has become a thorny problem for businesses seeking loans, reports Nanyang Siang Pau.
Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC) major shareholder Datuk Dr Tan Yong Chew said that since the controversy was highlighted daily in the press, the 0.45ha plot of land has become a “high risk investment” in the eyes of bankers.
And as such, loan applications were being rejected.
According to the article, when Dr Tan became one of the shareholders of KLIDC, he wanted to replicate the success of the company’s dental healthcare centre at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.
He said that the Penang government had expressed interest in promoting health tourism and there was news of an open tender for the Taman Manggis land.
Little did Dr Tan know that he would end up in this problematic situation after tendering for the piece of land. He is neither able to move forward with his plans nor turn back.
The self-proclaimed businessman believes that health tourism has great potential, and 70% of the opportunities lie in Penang. This was his biggest motivation in tendering for the land.
However, this development project has since been linked to a number of controversies and sparked debates.
The daily contacted Dr Tan via a special arrangement. This is the first time he is speaking publicly on the issue.
TV3 turut mendedahkan KLIDC telah tubuhkan syarikat lain untuk uruskan project tersebut. Kaitan antara penjualan rumah Jalan Pinhorn dengan tender Taman Manggis bertambah jelas.
Sebelum ini Naib Pengerusi Pemuda UMNO Pulau Pinang, Jasmin Noordin dedahkan:
A Penang Umno leader wants police to investigate the link between a former city councillor and businesswoman Phang Li Koon, the previous owner of a bungalow sold to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
State Umno Youth vice-chairman Jasmin Noordin said Tan Chiew Choon, a former councillor with the Penang Island City Council is currently a senior manager with a foreign employment agency co-owned by Phang.
“We want police to investigate the Tan and Phang connection.
“Phang holds a 20 per cent share with Windbond Management & Consultant Sdn Bhd.
“The remaining 80 per cent share is held by a Tang Yong Chew, who in turn holds a 70 per cent share in Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre Sdn Bhd (KLIDC),” he said outside of the Pattani Road police station here today.
Jasmin did not elaborate on Tan and Phang’s links, saying instead he preferred to leave it to the police to investigate. He lodged a report at 9am.