Remove illegal containers placed by Umno immediately

The residents of Bandar Bukit Puchong came out in full force this morning to demonstrate against MPSJ and the local Umno branch for illegally occupying their fields with containers. The two containers in red (in the background) were sitting on the playground.

Selangor DAP leaders (Ean Yong Hean Wah, Lau Weng San, Kuan Perk Siong and Edward Pang) and I were there to lend our support to the residents.

In my speech, I told the residents that we would place a container directly next to the Umno’s containers to “force an issue  ‘( not to follow the footsteps of Umno).  We want the MPSJ to remove the containers here as well as all the other 43 containers illegally placed in the Puchong constituency by various BN component parties. We are in the process of finding an old container for the purpose. 

I also named 6 parties who were responsible for this shameful act; they were Umno local branch leader Zawawi, the YDP of MPSJ Adnan Mohde Ikhsan, the local state assemblyman Satem Diman (Sri Serdang -Umno), the local MP Lau Yen Peng (Puchong – Gerakan), the Selangor MB Khir Toyo and the Local Government and Housing Minister Ong Ka Ting.

Zawawi is a resident of BP1. There is a field near his residence. He has no right to occupy the fields in BP3 with containers. We are not suggesting to allow him to place containers in the fields nearer to where he lives.

In one of the meetings at MPSJ, the big bully Satem Diman (who is also a MPSJ councillor) was reportedly saying that “Umno is a government party, and don’t you dare to touch our containers…”. The rest of the councillors from MCA, Gerakan and MIC were timidly quite (the Sun).

On the other hand, the YDP of MPSJ Adnan Mohd Ikhsan has no rights to grant a permit to allow UMNO to place containers in the field. He should stick to his earlier decision i.e. Umno must remove the containers within 30 days.

The Puchong MP Lau Yen Peng is a real coward. As an MP, he lacks the courage to protect the interests and rights of his constituents. He has tarnished the image of his party once again.

The Selangor MB Khir Toyo must not allow anybody to break the laws in Selangor. What more when the culprits were his own members from Umno. The man who once tried to label Selangor as an advanced state must not let down the state by turning it into a “lawless” cowboy state. He must order the MPSJ to remove the containers immediately, instead of allowing MPSJ to “legalise the illegal act of Umno”. 

And it’s a shame for Ong Ka Ting to keep mum on the issue as a minister in-charge of local government. He has been talking about the preservation  of green lungs and open fields  and this is the right time for him to “walk the talk”. 

 

Resident Eugene (third from the left) has written several letter of complaints to MPSJ to demand for the removal of the illegal containers.

This is a very serious matter. Residents who were putting up a protest were beaten by some hooligans from Umno on 21 January 2007. A police report was lodged but the culprits were not punished until today.

We will not allow Umno to bully the residents and MPSJ officials. I have reported the matter to the DAP CEC in our meeting in March.

Selangor DAP Chairman Ean Yong Hean Wah and state secretary Lau Weng San will be helping the residents of Bandar Bukit Puchong to bring these cases to the Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang next week.

We will fight until all the 43 illegal containers be removed from Puchong before we move on to other areas in Selangor. All component parties of Barisan Nasional have practised such shameful acts in the state. It’s time for the DAP and the rakyat to act.

Sinchew, Orientaldaily, GuangMing Daily, Nanyang  and China Press sent their reporters and photographers to cover the event. None of the English, Malay or Tamil dailies sent their journalists.

寬限期已過貨柜仍在
居民不滿市會漠視投訴

Sinchew updated:2007-04-16 09:37:36 MYT

■約50名來自蒲種富吉鎮BP3區居民,反對市議會遲遲沒有對非法的貨柜箱采取行動。(放大)

(蒲種訊)蒲種富吉鎮BP3區居民投訴,住宅區內公園遭有政黨背景的居民置放非法貨柜箱,同時漠視地方議會發出的搬遷令!

BP3區反對非法貨柜箱居民委員會主席尤金指出,該住宅區花園共出現兩個貨柜箱,分別位於3/1及3/4路之間和面向3/5路的公園。
他指出,有政黨背景的居民在去年8月把貨柜箱放置在該花園,並充作活動中心。

“當時居民已多次向地方議會提出反對,同時也曾和該有政治背景的居民會面以商討此事,唯卻沒有任何下文。而在今年二月時才分別致函梳邦再也市議會及向雪州大臣作出投訴。”

他說,在今年二月初,梳邦再也市議會發出通知信指21區居民委員會需在一個月的時間內將有關貨柜箱移走。

“但是寬限期已過了這麼久,貨柜箱至今都還在,而令人失望的是市議會竟然沒有采取任何的行動。”

他說,居民皆擔心若事情持續無法獲得解決,市議會會批准非法貨柜箱合法置放在該公園。

居民聚集草場抗議

“因為據瞭解放置貨柜箱的居民早已向市議會提出上訴,同時指出只是一小撮居民反對。而根據本地一家西報在今年3月的報導指出,梳邦再也市議會有意將類似非法的貨柜箱合法化。”

尤金表示,該處約有過百戶的住家,居民都不滿有關當局遲遲沒有采取行動,漠視居民的投訴。

今早約50名居民聚集草場進行抗議,並向行動黨蒲種/金鑾區投訴局主任關柏松作出投訴。其他出席的包括行動黨雪州主席歐陽捍華、雪州秘書劉永山及非政府組織局主任劉天球等

2 Responses to “Remove illegal containers placed by Umno immediately”

  1. yh Says:

    I am not surprise at the arrogant attitude of BN. Think they are above the law or worse still they are the law. Can you imagine it with the MB sheepishly allowing such trangression to continue. This has been highlighted in the SUN but what has the Government done. Nothing!
    By the way, I am not a member of any political party but such arrogance and lack of respect for the law in particular from those that know the law and in power, really piss me off.
    May the force be with you all in Puchong.

  2. ronnieliutiankhiew Says:

    I was invited to another part of Puchong to see how the local MCA warlords shamelessly destroyed a green lung at a foothill and put up a so-called community centre cum MCA branch there illegally. Watch this blog.

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