Bumiputera Malaysia

Bumiputera Malaysia

By a Malaysian for his country

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Poor people's homes demolished, Zakaria's mansion still stands

Under the Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's half-past six Islam Hadhari administration, everything is really possible. Even the abuse of power in the daylight, suffering of the people and politicians breaking the law are OK.

In the same week when a Chinese temple in Penang was rudely demolished, hundreds of residents in Kampung Berembang turned homeless as another local council in the self-declared developed state of Selangor decided to demolish 51 houses of the poor people. The Malay village is located less than 10km from the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Bernama and Malaysiakini reported that the residents could only stand in the rain with their crying children and watch in despair as their homes of 40 years were torn down by 5 bulldozers from the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ), on the order of the Selangor government led by the son of an Indonesian immigrant.

The villagers were outnumbered by hundreds of MPAJ enforcement officials

A stand-off ensued between the demolition squad and the villagers, which resulted in an open clash. Malaysian police moved in and arrested 9 people for prohibiting the demolition of the houses. 4 houses were demolished but following a tense situation in the village, the operation was called off for a while. Mysteriously, 2 of the houses were razed in a fire during the demolition operation.

Then after some time, the MPAJ officials tried to demolish the houses again and this time another 14 people were arrested for trying to stop the demolition. MPAJ then proceeded to demolish the houses.

Earlier on the day, the Prime Minister's Department had issued a letter addressed to the liar Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo asking to defer the demolition of the houses to next year. But MPAJ Town Planning Director Awang Mustapha Md Yunus said, "we have referred back to the Selangor state government and we have obtained their green light".

Even an order from Putrajaya is not powerful enough to stop the demolition works

This is again another proof of Malaysia being a police state. Whilst Zakaria's illegal mansion in Klang remains as it is until today, the poor people's houses were discriminately demolished. And one wonders how the sleepy premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is still in control with all the lies and people's sufferings.

(click HERE to watch the video of the scene captured by Malaysiakini)