Later, Hamzah and senior BN state executive councillor Hamidah Osman in separate statements denied that they were at fault, blaming the Kampar district and land officer for the "blunder". Chang rapped Hamidah for defending Hamzah as she did not handle land matters which come under Zambry's portfolio. He also said there was clear conflict of interest, where Hamzah and Hamidah were both business partners in Projek Bitara Sdn Bhd. Hamidah is also Gopeng Umno wanita chief. Chang wants the 40 lots in dispute to be reallocated to poor deserving people and also legal action taken against Hamzah for abuse of power. "Otherwise, I will be forced to lodge an abuse of power report against the five members of the Kampar land committee members with the state MACC," he said.
Geronimo's Take: These UMNO fellas have every opportunity of redeeming themselves after having staged a "coup" to take over the silver state early this year by being of service to the people of Perak, but no, they just have to find that opportunity of being self-serving instead. So sad!