PUTRAJAYA: Radio Televisyen Malaysia is ready to televise live the debate on the Taman Manggis land between Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak (pic) said RTM would help facilitate the debate through the slot of its programme called “Democracy”.
“We are ready to televise live the debate, and it is up to them to take up the offer. The debate will be without audience to ensure that the programme runs smoothly,” he told Bernama on Friday.
Abdul Rahman, who is also Barisan Nasional strategic communications director, had welcomed Lim’s preparedness to participate in a public debate with him.
In a Twitter posting, Abdul Rahman said: “I welcome the public debate on the Taman Manggis (land). My officer will contact your side to iron out the details.
“The debate will allow the people of Penang to know the facts and truth behind the Taman Manggis scandal.”
Yesterday, Lim said he was prepared to debate with the urban well-being, housing and local government minister on the matter, and even wanted the event televised live.
The BN claims that the DAP-led Penang government sold the Taman Manggis land when it had been earmarked for affordable housing. – Bernama