Raja Petra revealed the involvement of Tian Chua to raise a claim by a developer Azam & Azam Sdn Bhd (AASB) against the Selangor state Government for the construction of the first phase of the new Selayang Market by US$10 million on March 15 in Malaysia Today article, "EPISODE 20 The US$10 million kickback" in here.,
Tian Chua denied the allegation and intend to undertake legal action including defamation suit against him.
Read Free Malaysia Today report dated arch 15th 2012 in Malaysia Today here. Raja Petra released another set of documents and this time he has kept silence to the various allegations for more than a week.
Following the takeover of the Selangor Government by the Pakatan Government in March 2008, the project faced a snag.
The first phase for hawkers to move was completed but the hawkers were reluctant to move and claimed the rental as expensive. AASB did not see it feasible to pursue the second and third phase and decided to seek compensation for shortfall in expected in income and construction cost.
That was when AASB ended up meeting Tian Chua in 2009 to seek assistance for him to talk to Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim on the matter. Tian Chua agreed to help on condition AASB pay up for an election fund of US$10 million. It was an exorbitant take-it-or-leave-it demand that double up the claim to about RM70 million.
On May 6th in "EPISODE 30: A declaratrion of war" here, Raja Petra responded below:
He produced another set of documents which is a letter dated early September 2010 and a page from the attachment to disclose the claim amount for about RM70 million below:Yes, Tian Chua and William Leong did meet the developers to squeeze some money from them under the excuse of ‘election funds’. And the developer did submit that letter concerning the RM70 million ‘claim for compensation’, as I had earlier revealed in EPISODE 20. And that letter is reproduced below.
But what Tian Chua and William Leong did not know is that the meeting with the developer was recorded on the security camera of the premises where they met. And the developer very cleverly retrieved a copy of that recording in case they are subjected to a defamation suit and would need the evidence to prove that the meeting did take place.So, yes, I stopped at just one report in EPISODE 20.
Although not complete as legal proof, the quotation correlate with Raja Petra's story in EPISODE 20 where he claimed Tian Chua demanded a USD10 million kickback on top of the compensation Azam and Azam is seeking from the Selangor State Government.
This allegation did not come from UMNO or any authority that could be linked back to UMNO but from one pro opposition writer against an opposition leader. Otherwise, that will the overused line as excuse by discrediting and pinpointing it to UMNO
What will Tian Chua respond? Will he choose to ignore and remain quiet? Maybe he needs a bit of assistance to nudge him into responding.