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by tan sin chow, rahimy rahim, AND a.raman
EIGHT Indian families living in Bamboo Garden, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, have alleged that a developer harassed them to move out to make way for a project, Malaysia Nanban reported.
K. Gunasekaran, who is secretary of nongovernmental organisation Malaysian Indian. Today, said that representatives from the developer had told the residents, who had been living there since 1974, to vacate within two months.
They also told the residents that they would be given a small compensation. If they failed to move out, hoardings would be put up around their houses.
According to Gunasekaran, there are eight houses and the Nagammal temple in the area. One of the residents, V. Ellamal, told Gunasekaran that she bought the house from a landowner for RM450 in 1974 and she had proof of the purchase.
> Tamil Nesan reported that an army chef, who was accused of polygamy by four women, had been remande d in the Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu, India.
Police said Phillip Joseph, 33, had allegedly cheated and married the w omen – Divya, Pushpalatha, Ramya and Prema – between 2002 and 2010.
Last month, the women sent a petition to the auth orities seeking action against Joseph.
Police nabbed J oseph on Friday at the army camp in the Nilgiris district.
Among the allegations against him were harass ment to get dowry from the women and marrying other women while his marriage with first wife Divya was still valid.
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