There was confusion over the future of the Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) which has been declared illegal recently.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said yesterday that the Penang state government had agreed to replace the PPS with a community policing unit that was fully endorsed by the police.

But hours later in Penang, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was at odds over the remark, denying that he had ever made such a commitment.

Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini sebulat suara telah membenarkan rayuan 31 orang penduduk Kampung Chubadak terhadap keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi yang telah membatalkan writ saman penduduk kampung itu pada 1 Julai yang lalu.

Kes didengar di hadapan Datuk Abdul Aziz Rahim, Datuk Mah Weng Kwai dan Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham.

Penduduk Kampung Chubadak diwakili barisan Peguam dari Juham serta Pengerusi Lajnah Pembangunan Tanah dan Bandar Pemuda PAS Malaysia, Ahmad Zamri Asa'ad Khuzaimi.

Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Umno Selangor, Datuk Seri Noh Omar berkata, beliau akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berhubung teguran bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad terhadap Umno Selangor.

Beliau berkata, pertemuan itu perlu bagi mendapatkan nasihat daripada Najib selaku presiden Umno untuk memperbaiki kelemahan selain berusaha melakukan penambahbaikan dalam parti.

"Bukan tugas yang mudah menjadi pengerusi Umno, ini bukan jawatan yang glamour ... menteri besar (Selangor) itu ya jawatan glamour.

Sabah’s lands belong to Sabahans and not to outsiders, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.

With that in mind, the state Government is doing its best to help Sabahans who do not have lands to own a piece of the state and one way is by issuing natives with communal grants, he said at the State Assembly Sitting yesterday.

“We not only give them communal grants, we also give them the necessary infrastructure like roads, water and electricity supply to these areas. We also realize that many of those who receive the communal grants do not have the capital to develop these lands so we offer them opportunities to participate in a joint venture with the government on several projects that are suitable for their areas.

The Penang state government has agreed to revamp the illegal Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) into a community policing unit, fully endorsed by the police, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Home Minister said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had agreed to the Ministry's proposal to transform the PPS into a certified community policing unit during a discussion in the Parliament building on Wednesday.

"I am heartened by his (Lim) willingness to find an amicable solution to the PPS issue. I hope it can be implemented as soon as possible," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Thursday.