If only the Felda settlers were more gullible than the Kerinchi flat dwellers, YB. Unfortunately, for you, they are not.
And neither were the Kerinchi folks. If they had all listened to Nurul Izzah, the 467 families in Kampung Kerinchi low-cost flats would have lost the opportunity to move up in life. Fortunately, 93 per cent of them did not and, instead, stuck to what they had agreed to before their young MP emerged to derail the redevelopment project. Yesterday, these hard-working people and their families moved out of their "cheap flats" into new homes and a new beginning.
The 35 families that put their future in her hands ended up the biggest losers. All 467 are Malay households.
Nurul Izzah, the MP for Lembah Pantai where Kerinchi is, was not there to congratulate the 467 families or to help the 35. Read Nurul Izzah and Kg Kerinchi shall never twain? and find out how her constituents tracked her down to a futsal game instead of helping the residents. One Kerinchi resident was so contemptuous of the young MP:
Nurul cuma timbul bila masa nak buat kecoh dan merusuh. Masa tu dia datang dengan samseng-samseng Cina dan India, sedangkan kawasan ini 100% Melayu. Dia datang dengan orang luar macam Adam Adli yang tak pernah tunjuk muka sebelum ini di Lembah Pantai, tapi cuma datang untuk wujudkan huru-hara.
After the mess in Kerinchi, Nurul Izzah is hoping to fare better with the Felda settlers. Read her posting Peneroka Felda: Durian Runtuh atau Durian Reput?
Jelas sekali apa yang disifatkan oleh PM Najib sebagai “lonjakan berganda” ini sebenarnya lebih cenderung ke arah membuka peluang niaga baharu dan memberi kesempatan kepada institusi kewangan terbabit mendapat hasil atas titik-peluh dan keringat peneroka dan pekerja FELDA, terutamanya 5 bank pelaburan yang dilantik menyelenggara kesemua perkara berkaitan penyenaraian, 7 bank yang dipilih untuk memberi pinjaman membiayai pembelian saham, dan beberapa syarikat pembrokeran saham yang dilantik untuk menjalankan urusniaga jual-beli saham di pasaran terbuka.
Basically, what Nurul Izzah is trying to do is, in the words of the Kerinchi blogger, "buat kecoh dan merusuh". She made no mention that this is not the first time Felda is doing an IPO. And what is wrong with the MP? You have to involve the pros in any IPO lah. At least we know the Prime Minister is not giving "business" to one party; quoting what she herself wrote, the Felda settlers will have the help of 5 investment banks, 7 commercial banks, and several brokerage firms!
Surely politicians from both sides must know by now, you can't fool all the people all the time? Obviously, Nurul Izzah thinks she still can. No wonder talk is rife that come PRU13, Anwar Ibrahim's daughter may be sent by the Pakatan Rakyat elders to Kelana Jaya to replace a worse-performing MP from PKR.