Klang’s popular Berkeley Corner faces demolition

Berkeley Corner is a popular Indian restaurant at Taman Berkeley, Klang. (File pic)

PETALING JAYA: A popular Indian restaurant in Klang is set to be demolished today, two years after losing a legal battle to stop an eviction notice, sources claim.

It is learnt that Berkeley Corner, located at Taman Berkeley, will be demolished by local authorities tonight.

“It is understood that the Klang district office will be leading the demolition at 8pm,” an informed source told FMT.

FMT has reached out to the Klang district office for comment.

However, it is understood that the proprietor of the restaurant has filed a civil suit, seeking a stay of execution against any demolition pending its relocation to a new site.

The suit was initially dismissed by the High Court but it has been brought to the Court of Appeal, which will hear it on Sept 19.

The popular neighbourhood restaurant had faced problems renewing its temporary occupation licence (TOL) with the Selangor land office since 2004.

Authorities had said the restaurant’s TOL had expired and that the state had gazetted the land as public space.

In October 2017, the Federal Court dismissed a challenge by restaurant owners Kayangan Mentari Sdn Bhd to stop its demolition.

A year earlier, authorities seized furniture from the Berkeley Corner premises located on Persiaran Rajawali at Taman Berkeley, Klang, sparking a commotion there.