You can forget about our votes, S’gor MB told

About 50 residents of Kampung KTM Railway Line issue an ultimatum after their request to meet Khalid Ibrahim to resolve their woes is turned down. 

(FMT) – Give us the land promised two decades ago or do not expect us to vote for you in the next general election, Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim was told today.

Kampung KTM railway line residents action committee chairman S Muniandy said this outside the Selangor state secretariat today after a request to meet Khalid was rejected.

About 50 residents of the former squatter settlement arrived at the secretariat gates at about 11am, demanding a meeting with Khalid.

However, security guards prevented them from entering the premises by closing the gates.

Also present in support of the residents were Federal Territories and Selangor Community Association president Tan Jo Hann and coordinator Lena Henry.

In 1992, the 229 former residents of the squatter settlement were moved out from their homes for a development project.

They were initially promised plots of land to resettle but the then state government reneged on its promise when the land designated for them were sold off to third parties.

The residents subsequently took their case to the court but lost on a technicality.

Muniandy said that the residents had sent countless memorandums and letters to four menteris besar but received no favourable response from them.

“In April 2008, we met Khalid and he promised to resolve our woes but nothing has been done thus far. We met him again earlier this year and he bluntly told us that he cannot offer land to us because we had lost the court case,” said Muniandy.

Tan said: “Khalid should be more humane and just. He should not talk and behave like a businessman.”