Just for the record: Malaysiakini confirmed KJ’s reply in my blog here.
这则据说在槟城流传甚广的手机短讯，宣称前槟州政府，已经把一大空地转卖给凯里。短讯宣称这片位于打枪埔学校（Sekolah Padang Tembak）的空地之前是属于那些屋子已经被铲清的贫苦人民所拥有的。短讯也要求许子根解释，并呼吁林冠英立即采取法律行动对付前政府。
I received this email from a “Khairy Jamaluddin”, in reply to my blog post on “Hot sms on KJ circulating in Penang“. So, I emailed back and asked for his mobile where I can verify the authencity of his email. Then I sent him a text and got a sms back saying “Yes, it was me. Thank you”. Am I to believe it is him?
I had checked his mobile number earlier from a number of sources and it happens to be his real number. But in blogsphere, one must beware, as I have experienced earlier (remember the copy cat?), that anything can go wrong. I can give him a call, but should I waste my precious Baht (already so little of it that I have)?
The sms making its round in Penang alleged Khairy of owning a land in Padang Tembak through government land sales. Khairy’s email says that piece of news was “completely false and baseless”. He also wants Penang CM Lim Guan Eng to investigate the matter and verify the claim.
So, I am giving KJ, PM Abdullah’s son-in-law, the right to reply in this blog. I don’t want to be accused of “censoring the government’s comments“.
I will not dream, long for, or wait and have tea with ministers or the Opposition (which ever political divide), but I do like to engage them in this blog. So, welcome (to this blog and not for tea) !
KJ himself is a blogger at rembau.net. Rembau being the constituency he contested and won during this elections. His opponent, Cikgu Badrul Hisham a.k.a Cikgu Bard, also a blogger, had lots to complain about how KJ won his seats. I’d like to see KJ take up these issues in his blog.
Anway, now that KJ has replied, will Guan Eng, take up his challenge of actually conducting an independent investigation into the matter?
We shall wait and see.