Monday, July 6, 2015

Kg. Tai Lee case to be Heard in Court Of Appeal on Tuesday

Press  Statement by M. Kula Segaran , DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on 5th July 2015

Kg. Tai Lee case to be Heard in Court Of Appeal on Tuesday

Last night, a meeting was held with the residents of Kg. Tai Lee. In the said meeting,  the DAP Ipoh Barat team were also present.

In 2007 , the owners of Kg Tail sent out legal notices to evict the residents of Kg.Tai Lee and later court proceedings were filed. After full hearing at the Ipoh High Court in December 2013,  the court ordered 1) 53 remaining residents to move out by middle of last year(2014)  and 2) each family would be paid compensation of RM10,000.

The 53 residents unhappy with the decision have appealed to the Court of Appeal in Putra Jaya and the case is now fixed for Hearing for Tuesday the 7th of July 2015.

In the meantime on this case , I as the lawyer handling this matter have consulted and got advice from senior lawyers and retired Judges. All consulted have expressed hope the residents
will see justice at the end of the day.

The residents expressed regret that to date the State Government has not found a permanent solution to the issue. On Jan 3, 2010, when a gotong-royong event was organized by the state government with the Kg Tai Lee residents, the Perak Mentri Besar Zambry Abdul Kadir ordered the local council of Ipoh (MBI) to find a solution to settle the issue faced by the residents. Nothing has come out of this.

When the Pakatan was running the Perak Government , we found out there is a 4 acre empty land next to the Kg. Tai Lee. The PR state Government was working on giving this plot of land to the residents. But unfortunately, with the collapse of PR Government , the issue was not continued by the present BN Government.

The residents are hoping a favorable out come in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday. All the 53 residents are expected to go by bus from Ipoh to the Court in Putra Jaya.

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