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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Almost RM43,000 collected in tree auction






IPOH, March 22 - Five shards of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) erected democracy plaque here went on the auction block today. The highest bid stood at RM17,100.

A Johor based businessman who only wanted to be known as Lee collected the prized black marble inscription, widely seen to be a symbol of democracy for the ousted PR government.
But he told reporters he was only a proxy for "a friend." He refused to divulge further details.

But it is believed the new owner originates from the Perak royal town of Kuala Kangsar.
The auction was organised by the DAP and launched by Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddinn who maintains he is the lawful mentri besar of the state.

It was held under the shade of the rain tree at Persiaran Istana opposite the Perak state secretariat. Bidding started from RM500. The amount collected from the auction was almost RM43,000. It will be used to build a "new greater more lasting monument" to democracy, said Nizar.

6 comments:

james tan said...

"wow... really piece of art...
YB, if can, let's use the money, find some real poor families and help them... not worth it to build another bigger plaque coz someone will use C4 if needed...

Edmund hiew said...

"Use the money wisely which is related to the Perak Political crisis, which is memorable to the public."

shaka sun said...

"Aiyah, if got another three zeroes then maybe enough to buy 3 BN SAs.

Arvind Raj said...

"43,000 is enough to feed 86 poor family for a month.. YB, u know better.. BN will give it to one MP's wife to spend at Disney!!"

Cindy Lee said...

"Dear YB Kula, I suggest that PR kindly consider that not to use the money to built another momentum. It will waste the citizens money. Why not use it in other way that can help out Pakatan Rakyat. We can use black ribbon to tie on the trees around that area. If they want to destroy the ribbon they take a lot of effort to climb the trees. Moreover, it don't cost us much money to buy ribbons.KINDLY CONSIDER PLEASE."

Melayu Boleh Boy said...

Pakatan Rakyat mesti menang dalam PR akan datang..HIDUP Pakatan Rakyat