Source: http://thestar.com.my/metro (By TAN KARR WEI, 26/2/2011)
Batu Estate residents want the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to delay the demolition of their homes. A group of about 30 residents, led by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng and several top PKR members including vice-president
The 38 families were issued eviction notices in January and DBKL enforcement officers and representatives from the developer Mayland Development Sdn Bhd arrived at the site on Feb 16. The residents had resisted the demolition and the DBKL said that it would delay the action for another two weeks.
Lim maintained that the DBKL should not have sent out the eviction notices because it was private land and, as a local authority, the DBKL should stay out of the dispute. Lim and Surendran were adamant that it was unlawful for DBKL to use the Emergency Ordinance to evict the residents.
“Why should the ordinance be used to evict these residents when the court has already ruled that they are not squatters?” asked Surendran.
“DBKL is using this to help private land owners and it will set a bad precedent,” added Lim.
The residents also prepared a memorandum to be handed over to