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Monday, September 10, 2012
Mersing Laguna: Comments and sentiments
bila masa dan siapa suroh Sultan ni mencampori hal bisness???Is
he the CEO pf the state or he is the sultan yang boleh membuat keputusan
This is one of many comments to my earlier posting What happens to Mersing Laguna?. I wonder who wrote such a comment but he/she is obviously someone who just wanted to join the room without having any knowledge whatsoever about the head and tail of the issue.
I am also of the opinion that the reader is just another person who doesn't know the duty of a Sultan as the head of state and his rights in making such a decision.
In cancelling the Mersing Laguna RM22 billion project, the Sultan (as many comments agreed) did use his righteous discretion after taking into consideration some important aspects of it.
One of the readers nicknamed Bentayan posted a series of comments defending His Majesty's decision and reasons as to why the project was cancelled.
Bentayan said... kamu lebih teruk dari Radiant. Apa yang kamu boleh buat untuk Mersing? Johore
tak terjejas sikit pun, Sultan tetap makan tak abis, tapi kehidupan
kami di Mersing takkan berubah kerana Cik Seri Mersing yang bijak pandai
tak nak create projek macam Laguna kat kampung halaman sendiri. Kalau setakat kejar projek Kerajaan, kamu boleh join Kelab Kontraktor Kelas F UMNO.
However, a fair comment came from an Anon, referring to what Bentayan had written.
Dear Bentayan,We share your strong sentiments about Mersing
as the family and I had planned to retire in Mersing after recently
acquiring a small plot of land there.
Your respect to the recently deceased is equally shared..INNALILLAHI.. However among friends in the technical field , we had been very sceptical about this development plan from day one. The idea of creating artificial island is just not feasible or way out. If Dubai has natural lagoons and islands like Mersing, even they might not have built the Jumeira Palm . Just look at the Dangga Bay. Dredging works which started many many years back are still on-going today. Master developer had since changed hands, yet not much progress can be seen. You
wrote.."Sekurang-kurangnya Radiant Starfish/Mersing Laguna mengeluarkan
belanja yang besar untuk membuat kajian, membayar perunding, membuat
EIA dan sebagainya".. This raised a bigger question which maybe the commentor Mat September 8, 2012 8:34 PM, can answer. The right consultants paid with proper fees will come out with good ,feasible plans that can be implemented.
Whatever it is, the Sultan has made his decision. Although many were hoping that the project - already made headlines worldwide when it was launched earlier this year - would be salvaged, I personally believe the Sultan has every rights to know what is taking place in his state, and for that reason, his consent should be sought.
The comments posted gave us a wider picture of the sentiments shrouding Mersing Laguna.
Projects come, projects go but for such a mammoth, it takes a lot of things into consideration.