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Kg Hakka residents lodge MACC report
The residents decided to bring the matter up to the MACC in view of irregularities in the land ownership transfer.
KUALA LUMPUR: Villagers of Kampung Hakka in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan today alleged that the state government changed their land ownership to Mega 9 Housing Sdn Bhd without their knowledge.
Residents from Kampung Hakka today, together with NGO, Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) filed a complaint at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office; urging them to investigate this matter.
Their letter was received by MACC’s investigative officer, Rosmanah Zihun.
They want MACC to
- investigate the process of the state government selling the land to the developer.
- Investigate the developer on how they bought the land and if indeed there was any under table money involved.
- Investigate Majlis Perbandaran Nilai if there was any corruption in regards to the transfer
- Investigate the Mantin police officers; as they forced them to shift out. Do they have any connection with the developer?
Video: Shooting incident: Kg Hakka villagers claim innocence
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Penduduk Kg Hakka bimbang keselamatan terancam
Kesal dengan kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh jurucakap pemaju yang mengatakan insiden tembakan itu berkait dengan pihak penduduk yang tidak berpuas hati dengan keputusan mahkamah.
PETALING JAYA: Kumpulan penduduk asal Kampung Hakka hari ini membuat aduan polis berhubung kejadian tembakan di hadapan pejabat pemaju Mega 9 Sdn Bhd, 27 Nov lepas.
Pemaju tersebut sebelum ini terlibat dalam satu pertelingkahan dengan penduduk asal Kampung Hakka mengenai status tanah kampung tersebut yang menyaksikan beberapa buah rumah telahpun dirobohkan
Menurut kumpulan tersebut, susulan daripada kejadian tembakan yang berlaku pada awal pagi hari kejadian, Jawatankuasa Tindakan Penduduk Kampung Hakka telah mengadakan satu mesyuarat tergempar dan sebulat suara membuat membuat satu laporan polis.
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WHO FIRED THE SHOTS?
27 November 2013| last updated at 03:15PM
8 shots fired at developer’s office in Mantin
Wednesday November 27, 2013 MYT 12:55:16 PM
Shots fired at Kg Hakka developer’s office
Filepic of displaced residents of Kampung Hakka Mantin in Negeri Sembilan today posted angry messages at the sales office of a developer responsible for their eviction after failing to meet the company’s representative
SEREMBAN: Several gunshots were fired at the office of the developer involved in a suit against villagers in Kampung Hakka in Mantin, early Wednesday.
It could not be immediately established how many shots were fired but preliminary investigations found at least five casings at the scene.
A police forensic team was immediately dispatched to the scene to search for clues.
Hakka makan Hakka, kata penduduk
Part 1 here
COMMENT I now come to my fourth argument on why there can be no justification by Mega 9 Development Sdn Bhd and its boss Ng Kek Kiong to forcefully and brutally demolish 10 houses in Kampong Hakka in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, in which four people were still occupying, on Oct 31.
In most cases of eviction by court order, the bailiff appointed by the court must be 100 percent sure of the situation before he (or she) orders the demolition of a dwelling. Here, the entire eviction was carried out by the developer’s lawyer, not by a bailiff.
One of the first houses demolished in Kampong Hakka, besides the village community hall, belonged to Yong Kai Hoong, which had been there for more than 50 years. He was never served with a notice that his house would be demolished.
How come the Mega 9 can demolish a house without a notice and without a specific court order? The company claimed it can demolish any building in that location, even if its owners or occupants were not served with a legal notice.
Reason No 5
My fifth point is on the peculiar way this Kampung Hakka eviction took place. I have been at many sites of eviction of homeowners, throughout the nation. In most cases, the court bailiff will first determine which house will first be demolished, and this is based on the court order.
He will then instruct the developer to demolish the houses and if we try to stop him, the police will arrest us for preventing the bailiff from carrying out his duty. In most cases, the bailiff is neutral and will listen to the people. He can also postpone evictions.
The police normally play a secondary role. In the Kampong Hakka demolition on Oct 31, the bailiff never came to the front of a house. It was the developer’s lawyer who did the work. The Mega 9 lawyer executed the order and we are prevented from meeting the bailiff.
The police worked very hard to ensure that the demolition and eviction took place. No negotiation was allowed with the bailiff. So, at the end of the day, the police and Mega 9’s lawyer executed the court order and not the bailiff. The bailiff here only listened to the developer.
We, Ghandi and I, were not allowed to inform the baliff and the developer’s lawyer that the villagers had, that same morning, filed a new application with the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya for a stay of the demolition order.
COMMENT No justification can be accepted for the action carried out by Ng Kek Kiong, the boss of Mega 9 Development Sdn Bhd, in forcefully and brutally demolishing 10 houses in Kampong Hakka in Mantin, Negeri Sembilan, in which four people were still occupying, on Oct 31.
We have nine reasons why Mega 9 should not stay in cloud nine. The company should be ashamed of its actions and in this part of my argument, I will touch on the first three reasons we hold. These are:
Reason No 1
The villagers have not exhausted their legal battle.
Reason No 2
Ng is not interested in negotiating with the villagers. Many attempts were made to negotiate with Ng and Mega 9. Among the groups involved was Human Rights Commission Suhakam, which felt that the housing rights of the villagers has been violated.
Reason No 3
Why demolish the community hall of the village? What was tragic was also the decision of Ng and Mega 9 to demolish the community hall of the Old Boys’ Association of Chi Chi. Was it because this was the place where the local community used to meet up and discuss their plans?
Displaced residents of Kampung Hakka Mantin, Negeri Sembilan today posted angry messages at the sales office of a developer responsible for their eviction after failing to meet the company’s representative.
Among others, the messages posted on the door of the sales office read “Ng Kek Kiong”, “humanity before profit”, “we want our houses not compensation”, “stop the bullies” and “Hakka eat Hakka”.
Yesterday, Ng has alleged a group of “professional squatters” and disabled persons were purposely hired to stay in the houses that were slated for demolition last week to create a scene to attract media attention.
The protestors said that they were offended by Ng’s remarks.
“We condemned Ng for the disrespectful remark, which has insulted our villagers. He claimed we took RM500 but this is to insult our wisdom and dignity,” said Chong Tze Yaw, organiser of the protest.
Visited oldest surviving Kg Hakka resident. A 86 yrs old Aunty. This is her wedding photo taken in 1947 in kg Hakka pic.twitter.com/2T4gNQNFOQ
For Kg Hakka residents, it’s another case of people and 100 years of history being trampled.. Zakiah Koya voices out http://bit.ly/1iyOke4
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Kg Hakka residents demonstrate outside the Mantin police station in solidarity with arrested activists. pic.twitter.com/wvZuriMFbF
Kg Hakka: ‘Worst Deepavali Ever’
MANTIN (Nov 2): “This is the worst Deepavali ever.”
Amarjit Kaur,49, sighed as she stared at decorative stickers and a bright red curtains, buried under a hill of construction debris.
She does not go on shopping spree for Deepavali, celebrations were kept simple with some homemade biscuits and warm family moments.
“Look at my house now. It looks as if someone dropped a bomb here and my traumatized mother is in the clinic. There’s nothing to celebrate this year.”
She is one of the villagers of Kampung Hakka that had her home torn down on Oct 31, before a stay order was granted to halt demolition work.
@shazahazwani I’m so angry just from watching this Facebook video about the demolition of Kg Hakka (?). Omfg plis aku nak tolong buat havoc lol.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK
Amnesty International slammed yesterday’s arrests as an infringement on the rights of the people, showing that Malaysia was increasingly intolerant towards free speech and protests.
“Arbitrary arrests like this infringe on the right of protesters to peacefully exercise freedom of expression and assembly, and have a chilling impact on anyone engaged in defending human rights,” said Isabelle Arradon at Amnesty International through a press statement.
Seremban MP Anthony Loke, who were among 19 protesters carted away to a lock-up yesterday in Negeri Sembilan for defending the demolition of Kampung Hakka Mantin, has complained of police cruelty.
“I felt humiliated. In discharging my duty as a wakil rakyat, today I was treated like a criminal by the police,” the DAP MP wrote on his Facebook page.
“Handcuffed, (made to do a) urine test, DNA sampling, fingerprints recording and the worst, photographed with the report number at my chest.”
Loke’s posting on the popular online social networking, uploaded late yesterday evening, has received hundreds of sympathetic comments.
He was arrested along with other human rights activists including PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan, Suaram’s Nalini Elumalai and A Thevaraj, as well as other opposition politicians and state assemblypersons.
They have since been released on bail pending a formal charge.
Kampung Hakka demolition: 19 detained
Stay of execution
At 8.30pm, all detainees were released. By then, about 80 people had gathered outside the gates of the police station to welcome them with a candlelight vigil.
In his speech, Loke said the developer had acted excessively because he had told the court bailiff, the police, and the developer’s lawyers that the residents are seeking a stay of execution at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, but the developer pressed on with the demolition nonetheless.
“We have no choice but to sit-in at the alumni club’s hall. In less than three minutes, the police moved in to handcuff us and took us away. Half-an-hour later, our lawyers obtained the court order prohibiting further demolition.
“The developer can’t even give us 30 minutes to plea (to the judges), so I’d say this developer is heartless,” he told the supporters outside the police station, to which the crowd cheered enthusiastically.
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Kampung Hakka demolition: 19 detained
Developers continue to demolish 100 -year-old Kampung Hakka despite legal efforts to obtain a stay order.
MANTIN: About 19 people including DAP representatives were detained after negotiation efforts failed, during a stand off at Kampung Hakka in Mantin, Negeri Semban.
Arrested DAP leaders include Seremban MP, Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Rasah MP Teo Kok Seong, Nilai state representative, J Arulkumar and Temiang state representative Ng Chin Tsai.
Others detained included PSM secretary general S Arutchelvan, Seremban PSM secretary S Thinagaran, Suaram executive director E Nalini, Suaram coordinator A Thevaraj, and Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas coordinator S Parames
Four Kampung Hakka residents were also detained .
Published on Oct 31, 2013
Seramai enam orang wakil rakyat DAP termasuk MP Seremban Anthony Loke serta para aktivis termasuk setiausaha agung PSM S Arutchelvan ditahan ketika menyekat operasi perobohan di Kampung Hakka di Mantin, Negeri Sembilan hari ini.
Six DAP representatives including Seremban MP Anthony Loke and Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) secretary-general S Arutchelvan were among the protestors today arrested for defending against the demolition of Kampung Hakka Mantin in Negri Sembilan.