Residents in Taman Permata, Dengkil, want the federal government to fulfill their end of the agreement by building 400 terrace houses.
“When is Barisan Nasional going to build the houses for us? We have been dumped by MIC and BN for the past 14 years.
“The ball is now in BN’s court to fulfill their word,” said residents committee member G Ramadas.
The 400 families were formerly estate workers in the area that was developed into the federal administrative capital of Putrajaya.
They were forced to move out in 1998 to Dengkil.
According to Ramadas, the residents held a 24-hour protest two years ago during which Selangor exco Dr Xavier Jayakumar promised that the land would be provided by the state government and the houses would be build by the federal government.
“Back then, Dengkil state rep Marsum Paing of Umno also told us that the state government should provide the land first,” he said.
He added that if it was indeed true that promises are kept as campaigned by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, then the federal government should start the construction of their terrace houses soon.
“The prime minister also says ‘People First, Performance Now’. We want to see whether we are given priority,” he said.
Ramadas also confirmed that a letter from the Dengkil Land Office dated last Friday had earmarked a land near Taman Permata Tamil school as the site for the new housing project.
To make matters worse, one of the five block of flats that they currently resided in was in a deplorable state.