PETALING JAYA: Bersatu’s Gombak Setia assemblyman Hilman Idham now claims that the Selangor government is trying to tear down his community service centre following an unsuccessful eviction order.
He claimed that the state government has realised that it was unreasonable to evict him from the premises just because the state assembly had been dissolved.
“So they now want to take action by demolishing the Gombak Setia community service centre that was built in 2008,” he said in a Facebook post.
Hilman said yesterday, enforcement officers from the Gombak district and land office as well as Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) served a notice for unlawful occupation under Sections 425 and 426A(1)(c) of the National Land Code.
Section 426A(1)(c) empowers the relevant authorities to demolish any building erected on state land subject to illegal occupation.
Hilman said he will not bow down to such pressure and will continue to channel help to his constituents until polling day.
On June 28, Hilman slammed the Selangor government for issuing an eviction order on his community service centre, which demanded the premises be vacated “immediately”.
He said enforcement officers from the Gombak district and land office and MPS arrived at the premises to vacate it but failed to complete the task as they did not have a court order.
Hilman stressed that the reason given for the eviction, that no state government approval was given for the land to be used as a service centre, was “completely nonsensical and stupid”.
Hilman claimed the service centre had been operating on the land for more than five years, with the full knowledge of the Selangor government.
He said the eviction order did not comply with proper legal procedures, including that it was not signed off by the Gombak district land administrator but instead, by his deputy in charge of enforcement.
“Clearly, this action is an abuse of power, a threat and a political vendetta by the Selangor government led by (menteri besar) Amirudin Shari,” he said, calling it a desperate move on Pakatan Harapan’s part in the lead-up to the state polls.