Police report lodged against Ramasamy over alleged defamatory statement

Bukit Mertajam – The Taman Chai Leng Residents Association today lodged a police report against Penang Deputy Chief Minister II over his alleged defamatory statement on management rights of the Taman Chai Leng Multipurpose Hall managed by the association.

The association chairman, Lim Jit Leong said Prof Dr P. Ramasamy’s statement on Saturday in a press conference had undermined the association’s credibility and could spark misunderstandings and tension among the residents and the association.

“We would like to request the police to investigate Ramasamy who made baseless allegations against the association,” he told reporters after making a police report at the Seberang Perai Tengah district police headquarters, here, today.

He said among the allegations made by Ramasamy that the multi-purpose hall’s rental was high and the association’s financial report was not transparent, were untrue because the association has solid evidence and facts.

“Therefore, we demand that Ramasamy clean up our now tarnished reputation and request that he review the land lease period of the multipurpose hall building under the management of the Taman Chai Leng Residents Association for another 30 years,” he said.

Lim said they regretted that all efforts to meet Ramasamy, who is also the Perai state assemblyman, since August had not been possible until now.

On Dec 5, Ramasamy said it was agreed not to extend the land lease period and the management rights of the multipurpose hall would be given to Taman Chai Leng Village Community Management Council, Perai starting next year. – Bernama

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