By The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of people, including residents, non-governmental groups and politicians, staged a protest at the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT in Cheras against the Bandar Tasik Selatan Inte- grated transport terminal developer.
The protesters, including members from Barisan Nasional and Opposition parties like PAS and PKR, claimed among others that the land for the terminal had been gazetted for recreational purpose.
The protest, which lasted about two hours, ended with a march to SK Desa Tasik.
Bandar Tun Razak Barisan and Umno secretary Zaharin Yasin said the group wanted a 6ha piece of land near the lake returned to the public.
They wanted the terminal operators to ensure the poor in the area were given priority for setting up retail businesses in the shoplots at the terminal.
“This terminal is a government project. It is the people who should benefit from it,” Zaharin said, adding that the monthly rental was also steep.
Also present were Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief Chiew Lian Keng and Federal Territory PPP chairman Datuk A. Chandrakumanan.
Bandar Tun Razak MP Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who made an appearance during the protest, said he would raise the matter in Parliament.
Maju TMAS Sdn Bhd managing director Roslan Shariff declined to comment when approached, saying that Maju TMAS only managed the terminal.
Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd is the developer of the terminal.