Shrine demolition postponed for a year

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 07 Dec 2019

(From left) TNB head of customer support & enrichment distribution division A. Sivanas, Lim (centre and Rosaini discussing the land borders to develop the Main Distribution Substation (CPU).

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) has agreed to postpone the demolition of the 28-year-old Foo Teik Tze shrine on its land at Lot 54174 in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, for a year.

This followed a discussion comprising Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng, TNB representatives, shrine association administrator and affected communities.

Lim said the decision was based on the

agreement by the shrine administrator to vacate if there was any development project planned on the land.

“The demolition was scheduled for Dec 4 as on Nov 20, the Kuala Lumpur High Court bailiff filed a notice for the demolition within 14 days, ” said Lim.

TNB had planned to develop a main distribution substation (PPU) on the site.

TNB head of real estate ventures Rosaini Wan Hassan said the shrine must move within the agreed time frame regardless of the circumstances.

“We will grant permission for a one-year extension.

“This will also give the community time to find suitable places to relocate to.

“There will be no restrictions for them to use the shrine for their religious rituals, ’” he said, adding the PPU is needed to increase consumers’ energy supply in tandem with development in Segambut.

Shrine chairman Ann Kee Beng said the administrator promised to clear the site by Dec 3,2020.

“We will evacuate and have agreed with the decision because we do not want to violate the law, ” said Ann.

The public is advised not to encroach on TNB land. — By NUR AMIRAH ABD RANI

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