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Ex-estate workers to knock on Najib’s door

 | August 8, 2012

Tired of waiting for a reply to their demand, the Bukit Jalil estate committee members will go to the Prime Minister's Office on Friday to get an answer from Najib Tun Razak.

PETALING JAYA: Tired of waiting for a reply, former Bukit Jalil estate workers are planning to meet Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak at his office in Putrajaya on Friday.

Bukit Jalil estate committee treasurer K Balakrishnan said he had delivered a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) this morning of their intention.

“We’re thankful that Najib met us on July 10 to hear our demands but a month has passed with no reply. So the committee will go to PMO on Aug 10 to get an answer,” he said.

The 41 families living in the former estate area are embroiled in a tussle with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) after the latter tried to evict them.

The land is slated to be turned into a Muslim burial ground. Subsequently, the residents took their case to the High Court and the Court of Appeal but lost their legal battle.

The residents demanded that DBKL allocate four acres of land to build low cost houses.

On May 30, the residents camped outside PMO to get Najib to intervene on the matter.

A day later, the gathering was a called off after P Ravin, a special officer to Najib, promised that the premier would meet them to hear their grouses.

Najib met the committee on July 10 and promised to find a solution to their predicament.

Balakrishnan said although he only wanted to deliver a letter today at the PMO, he claimed that he was treated rudely by an officer at the security post known only as Vijay.

He also alleged that when he asked to meet any of Najib’s special officers to deliver the letter, Vijay had told him off saying no one was working in the PMO today.

“Najib wants our ‘nambikai’ (trust) but is this how you treat someone who comes to your doorstep,” said Balakrishnan who eventually managed to hand over the letter to an officer.

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