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MIC, PIBG protest against flats

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Dec 2008: About 200 Parent Teachers Association (PIBG) and MIC members gathered in front of Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil, Taman Melawati here today to protest the construction of low-cost flats on the school field.

Gombak MIC division chief G Jayakumaran said the school field was 1.44 hectares but the developer of Taman Melawati, Negara Properties Sdn Bhd, had claimed that the area was only 1.35 hectares.

“The developer wants to use the remaining 9,000 square feet of the field to build low cost flats,” Jayakumaran told reporters here today.

He added that he could not understand why Negara Properties had informed the Gombak district education office that the school field was only 1.35 hectares instead of 1.44 hectares.

“They (developer) may have misled the education office into believing that the land was actually 1.35 hectares, for the purpose of using it for their own benefit,” said Jayakumaran.

He said transactions involving the transfer of the land title from Negara Properties to Melawati Development Sdn Bhd and to an individual, done simultaneously in Sept 2006, also raises suspicion.

“The MIC, PIBG and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have signed a memorandum to be submitted to the Federal and state governments to oppose the action by the developer,” he said. — Bernama


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