Once again, former Selangor MB Khir Toyo is back in the limelight, this time over a house (or was it a palace) that he has built in Section 7, Shah Alam that is reported to cost more than RM 20 million. Khir Toyo claimed that he had taken up a bank loan of RM 3.5 million to purchase the land and subsequently built the house. But what is not known is how much was spend to built the house that resembles Michael Jackson’s palatial home, and fittings and furniture’s that is reported to have been imported.
To most people that had viewed the photos of the house, the obvious reaction would be one of surprise and bewilderment. Questions would then be asked as to how much would the house cost, and could Khir Toyo genuinely afford to pay for such a grand house with the income that he gets previously as the Menteri Besar, and now as a state assemblyman. It would have been different if he had purchased the land and built the house prior to venturing into politics. And being a dentist prior to being the Menteri Besar, it was hardly possible for Khir Toyo to even afford buying a house that is worth RM 1 million.
Now, Khir Toyo has decided to sue DAP’s Sekinchan assemblyman Ng Suee Lim for raising to public notice, the palatial home that Khir Toyo has built, stating that he is “fed- up with all the baseless allegations that have been leveled against him”. Khir Toyo certainly has every right to sue assemblyman Ng Suee Lim, but I believe this will not stop others from exposing fresh allegation of supposedly corrupt practices by Khir Toyo and the previous BN state government.
It is a known fact that for a person who is involved in corrupt practices, it is not easy for the person to continually deny his involvement in corruption. To deny would mean that the person has to craft a convincing lie, and subsequently many more lies as a cover or justification to an earlier lie. This lying process will go on until such time the person gets tangled up in his own lie, before the person finally breaks down. I hope Khir Toyo knows this and it is for this reason that it is better to tell the truth, even if he has to admit that he has done something wrong. For one to admit that he has done wrong is virtuous, and people are always willing to forgive and forget once forgiveness is sought by the wrong doer.
Since being ousted as the Menteri Besar, Khir Toyo has been the obvious target for corruption by the present ruling PR government. But I still find it strange that none of the previous BN executive council members of the Khir Toyo administration has come to the defence of their former boss. They all seemed to be in hibernation since having lost their position in government, or are they too afraid to speak up, fearing that some of their corrupt practices (if they are any) will also be spilled out.
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