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Solve our land woes, Najib

 | August 10, 2012

Residents of Bukit Jalil estate want the prime minister to give them four acres of land quickly.

PETALING JAYA: Bukit Jalil estate’s former workers want Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to intervene and resolve their struggle to obtain four acres of land.

They have already met Najib once and were told that he needed more time to study the issue.

It has been a month now and they have still not heard anything from the authorities.

Bukit Jalil estate action committee treasurer K Balakrishnan claims the government is dilly-dallying over the issue.

He told FMT that a meeting that was supposed to have been held today was postponed because the officer concerned is abroad.

“The meeting scheduled for today was shelved because PM’s special officer P Ravin is abroad.

“We only found out about this when we sent a letter on Wednesday,” said Balakrishnan.

The residents are seeking four acres of land as replacement for a portion that was once part of Bukit Jalil estate but has now been allocated for a Muslim cemetery.

In May, they launched a protest, Occupy PM’s Office, to highlight their plight and had the first meeting with Najib and Ravin last month.

Meanwhile, Oppressed People’s Network (Jerit) coordinator, S Arutchelvan, said that the residents would go to the Prime Minister’s Office on the 10th of every month until the issue is resolved.

When asked about their next plan of action if the residents demands are not met, Arutchelvan said: “We might reprise Occupy PM’s Office soon.”


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