Dentist Khir Toyo - Now Personal Physician, Apologist And Spokesman For Zainal Of Istana Fame.
"He is not well. Let him rest first," said Khir Toyo of Zakaria Deros, the owner of a four-storey manson built without approval in Kampung Idaman, Pandamaran. Apparently Toyo spoke to him over the phone and made a diagnosis that our man Zak is unwell. If I'm up to my neck full of deep shit I'm sure my health too will start to deteriorate mate. Or is it the ploy we sometimes see on TV when a politician is caught with his pants down, he suddenly develops chest pains and gets admittted to the plushest private hospital?
Toyo said Zak, who is also a Klang municipal councillor, had explained why he was keeping mum to queries from the media about the controversy surrounding the construction of the mansion. "He explained that it was not his intention to avoid paying the fees for the plans but that a change of architect without his knowledge had caused the problem. Poor Zak, he turned his head for a short while and the damned architect disappeared!
Spokesman Toyo further added "he had already paid the assessment but as for the plan fees, another architect had to be appointed before the plans could be submitted to the council for a decision." Toyo also said that Zakaria settled arrears in assessment of over RM45,000 for three premises including a residential unit yesterday.
So he settled some arrears yesterday. If this issue never came up would he have taken out five sen? Also how did a former office boy amass so much wealth? But all that is inconsequential to Toyo. As far as he is concerned Zak has paid the fines and that's that. No more tindakan bradder! In fact he arrogantly said as much - "Action has been taken. The law says the offence is punishable with a maximum fine and what he has paid is the maximum amount. I cannot go above the law. The law states clearly that anyone who builds without plans will be fined 10 times the (planning) fees."
After all that verbal gymnastics, Khir Toyo had the gumption to say that as he was responsible for upholding the law, he hoped people would understand that he had acted accordingly!!
All hail Khir Toyo, Zak's good friend, personal doctor, apologist, spokesman and saviour. Friendships don't get any better than this. I just hope that HRH The Sultan of Selangor is watching all this. Apparently the federal government couldn't care less.