SHAH ALAM: Penang Barisan Nasional chairman Teng Chang Yeow described Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as “selfless” to want to live in a house with “bad feng shui”.
In response to a statement by DAP member of parliament Teresa Kok that Lim's bungalow was sold for lower than its market value due to its "bad feng shui", Teng said Kok deserved an award for coming up with an explanation to justify the price tag for Lim’s RM2.8 million bungalow.
“It seems Kok is very much involved in the deal, she knows everything. Teresa Kok is a good spinner. I think she deserves an Oscar award for script writing.
“As for the CM, he is such a magnanimous guy, willing to buy a property with bad feng shui. What a jolly good fellow,” he quipped.
Teng said if Kok’s justification was to hold water, then Barisan Nasional leaders’ homes should be seen in the same light.
“In the future, any politician must buy properties with bad feng shui. Can DAP leaders declare if the same case happens to BN, it will be acceptable? Can they guarantee this?” he asked.
Kok, who is Seputeh Member of Parliament and DAP vice-chairman, today said “bad feng shui” was the reason behind the comparatively low price tag for Lim's Jalan Pinhorn bungalow.
She said the allegations of corruption against Lim were "exaggerated" to drown out the Save Malaysia Movement People's Congress that was held in Shah Alam today.
She said businesswoman Phang Li Koon sold the land and bungalow to Lim at RM2.8mil, compared to the market rate of RM6.5mil, because the two are friends.
She added that Phang also felt that it was honour to sell the property to the head of state.
"It is a small matter, but they (the critics) have overplayed it so that the Save Malaysia campaign will lose traction.
"Phang is proud to have sold the house to the chief minister of the state and feels that the few million in difference does not matter," she said during her speech at the congress.
Kok said she would have done the same for someone she considers a friend.
"If I had a home and I was selling it to (former minister) Datuk Zaid Ibrahim or (Amanah chief) Mohamad Sabu, I would not try to make a profit from it, which is the same thing Phang did, and it has been blown out of proportion," she added.