After standoff, Segambut Permai residents to get alternative housing

PSM secretary-general Sivarajan Arumugam (left) and Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh with some of the Kampung Segambut Permai residents.

PETALING JAYA: Residents of Kampung Segambut Permai will be provided alternative housing after they secured a two-week reprieve from the developer who claimed the rights to the land.

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said the 33 families will be provided with alternative housing after PSM secretary-general Sivarajan Arumugam, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh and Khalid’s officer Hayatul Kamil Termudi negotiated with the developer, Kemasekutu Sdn Bhd.

The developer’s tractor which was blocked by the residents.

Representatives from the developer had gone to the village earlier today with an eviction notice and a tractor, but the residents blocked their path. The developer had obtained a writ of possession in August.

The settlement – originally known as Kampung Ayam – was founded in the 1960s. The land on which it sat had been handed over to PKNS, the Selangor state development corporation, in 1981.

Kemasekutu took over ownership of the land in 2002, and in 2013, it obtained an eviction order against the residents.

In a letter of undertaking to the developer’s lawyers today, Khalid said the ministry will make arrangements for alternative housing for the settlers within two weeks.