More than 500 Malaysians from all over the country gathered at Kg Berembang to celebrate the International Human Rights Day. According to Arulcheltvan of PSM, some of them came from places as far as Perak and Johor.
Children of ISA victims, students from local universities and the children of the victimised Kg Berembang urban pioneers went to the stage to express their feelings and voices. The GMI chief wrote and recited a poetry to mark his fighting spirit against the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA). Activists from JERIT also showcased their talents, winning loud applause from the audience.
DAP is one of the organisers of Pesta Hak Rakyat. We have made a small contribution for the kenduri for the half-a-day event. The venue of celebration was moved from KLCC to Kg Berembang as a mark of solidarity to the villagers of the kampung, which was demolished completely (including the 2-storey surau) by the MPAJ with the help of FRU. Even a letter from the Prime Minister Department could not stop the demolition exercise ordered by the little Napoleons in Amapang Jaya and Selangor.
The 51 Malay families wo were staying here for more than 3 decades were forced out without the rightful compensation from the developers or the Selangor state government.
Evictions without proper alternatives were not new in Selangor. People in Pandamaran, Kg Chubadak Tambahan, Sungei Way, Kg Damansara Dalam, Kg Chempaka and Kg Datuk Harun have suffered the same fate. Many of these dislocated urban pioneers are now staying in temporary homes for years without the allocation of their rightful low-cost units.The MB of Selangor Khir Toyo must be held responsible for all the mistakes and failures. The “zero squatters” policy which was targeted to end in 2005 has failed miserably in implementation.
The people in Selangor are now asking why Khir Toyo was so harsh to the powerless rakyat but so lenient with “Raja Zakaria” of Klang. His “palace” was legalised by Khir Toyo two weeks ago. Even HRH Sultan of Selangor cannot touch his “palace”now.
GET RID OF UMNO AND ISA WILL BE HISTORY…Uncle Lee.