Cheras saga continues - toll operator vows to rebuild wall
May 26, 08 6:37pm
Toll operator Grand Saga has today vowed to rebuild the concrete barricade to block a toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC).
Notice is hereby given that the company will be constructing the barricade this week,” said Grand Saga’s executive director Zainal Abidin Ali in a terse press statement.Zainal Abidin, who is former Dang Wangi police chief, said that Grand Saga had constructed the barricade in 2005 “to prevent unlawful access” to the highway through the access road from BMC.
In April 21, the original barricade was demolished by the outraged residents with the help from BMC developer Narajaya.However, an attempt to rebuild the three-feet high wall by Grand Saga - for the third time - on the night of May 8 was abandoned after volleys of tear gas were fired at an angry crowd.Residents have accused the riot police of siding with Grand Saga in the dispute. Four days later, the residents failed to get the High Court to restrain the toll operator from re-erecting the barricade.Zainal Abidin (right) said the court, in throwing out the injunction, had noted that Grand Saga has the right to build a barricade “within its indisputable concession area”.“Members of the public are advised to respect the decision of the court,” he warned.The new Selangor government has however argued the area where the barricade was built on was part of state land and questioned Grand Saga’s right in erecting the barrier.
'My message to the police is - UMNO, and their toll operator and fellow corporate friends, do not pay your salaries'. In my former post, the writer wants to know why our police acted without restraint against the residences. What is the motivation that the Royal Malaysian police were seemed defending corporate interests than rights of citizens.
If the executive director of the said company was a former police chief, would that be a satisfactory explaination? In business world, it could fall into a RPT ( related party transaction).