Shah Alam Officers Destroy Family’s House and Shop Despite Authorities Trying to Stop Them. Witnesses were Brutally Treated

5 Oct 2017

 

The two devastated families whose houses were forcibly torn down near the Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport in Subang were offered PPR flats by the state government of Selangor.

They can occupy the public housing units in PPR Section 8 Kota Damansara rent-free for six months, according to Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

“I have also asked the Petaling district officer to work with the Selangor Housing and Property Sdn Bhd (PHSSB) to immediately arrange the moving of the two families to the offered residence,” he said.

Both families were made homeless after three homes and two shops were demolished for being located on state government land on Wednesday morning (4 October).

The properties belonged to Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport Mosque’s committee members Yaakob Abdul and Abdul Razak Said, who had resided there with their respective families since 1996.

But in November 2016, media reports revealed that the families had received eviction notices from the Petaling District Office and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd.

The demolition was carried out by representatives from the local council, Syabas, Land and Mines Office, Tenaga Nasional Berhad and police officers

Although they were carrying a court order, the team lead by Federal Lands and Mines enforcement officer Rashidi Roslan was commanded to temporarily stop the demolition for 24 hours by Batu Burok state assemblyman Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmed from Terengganu who was coincidentally there.

This is because after Syed Azman called Selangor executive councillors Elizabeth Wong Ahmad Yunus and R Sivarasa by phone, he learned that the Chief Minister’s office had ordered Petaling District Office to halt the demolition, but they didn’t.

“The officer behaved aggressively and refused to even wait 30 minutes for the excos’ decision. So they entered the premises with Light Strike Force (LSF), a backhoe tractor, an excavator, and officers from Shah Alam City Hall,” said Syed Azman.

Meanwhile, nine individuals were apprehended by the police for protesting against the demolition.

They included Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general A. Sivarajan, PSM Subang member T. Mohan and PSM youth chief Khalid Mohd Ismath, along with PSM youth members Paranjothi KS Joma and Sharan Raj.

On a Facebook post, the group revealed that the nine people arrested have been freed after posting bail.

 

Image sourced from Malay Mail.

 

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Gursharan Singh
Oct 05, 2017
Give them dur credit for speed and efficiency even though they may have acted in a manner which may br perceived as 'selective' as it may be common for public lands to be occupied without approval or past approval may have expired and new approval still awaited as in the case a restaurant in Klang.
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