SHAH ALAM, July 9 (Bernama) -- Former Selangor Menteri Besar's 'palatial mansion' in Section 7 here, reportedly worth RM24 million, was among hot topics discussed at the Selangor state assembly here on Thursday.
Sekinchan state assemblyman Ng Suee Lim (DAP) questioned Dr Khir's financial means for the purchase of the mansion situated on two plots of land measuring 50,000 sq ft or 1.17acres when he was the Selangor Menteri Besar.
Ng raised the issue during the debate on an extra RM120 million budget allocation for 2009.
Earlier Ng quipped that the people of Kajang, where Dr Mohd Khir's clinic was located, must have been lining up to extract their tooth at his dental clinic, for him to be able to earn a hefty income before becoming the Menteri Besar.
Dr Khir explained that his income as a dentist was high because he not only specialised in dentistry but also specialised in cosmetic dentistry and that the cost of a dental implant was anything between RM40,000 to RM50,000.
The former Menteri Besar said even before becoming a Menteri Besar, he was driving a Mercedes Benz.
Ng later urged Dr Khir to produce evidence of his income tax payments.
As the debate went on, Lau Weng San (DAP-Kampung Tunku) stood up to ask whether Dr Khir was willing to sell his mansion for RM8 million, which was actually twice the purchase price of the mansion bought with a HSBC Bank loan three years ago.
However, Dr Khir said: "I am willing to sell the house for RM24 million as estimated."