Thursday, November 02, 2006
A Tale Of An Arrogant Datuk
Port Klang rep may face action
Thursday October 12, 2006 ( THE STAR )
SHAH ALAM: Port Klang assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md Deros will face action if he is found to have built his mansion illegally.
Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, in issuing the warning, said no one was above the law.
CONTROVERSIAL HOME: Zakaria’s soon-to-be-completed mansion dwarfs the other houses in Kampung Idaman.The Mentri Besar said he was awaiting a report from Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Abdul Bakir Zin on the controversy over the construction of Zakaria’s four-storey bungalow in Kampung Idaman.
“I telephoned him and he will be preparing the report in a day or two. After that we will see,” Dr Mohd Khir told reporters after chairing the weekly state exco meeting here yesterday.
Zakaria, who is also a Klang municipal councillor, was alleged to have built his mansion early this year without submitting the required building plans to the MPK.
The matter came to light when Sungai Pinang assemblyman Teng Chang Khim raised the matter with the council.
When informed of Abdul Bakir’s revelation that Zakaria had refused to submit the plans despite being told several times, the mentri besar said he would only comment after reading the report.
“Sometimes we do not know whether it is true or not ... if we have something in black and white, it would be easy for us,” Dr Mohd Khir said.
Zakaria, a two-term assemblyman, could not be reached for comment. It was learnt that he had left for Mecca to perform the umrah and would return on Oct 18.