A new eviction date has been agreed upon between Kampung Segambut Permai squatters in Kuala Lumpur with the developer after a rather dramatic stand-off between both parties when the latter came to bulldoze the houses on Christmas Eve.
Residents managed to put a stop to it after the developer, Kemasekutu Sdn Bhd managed to tear down several unoccupied houses.
It was then followed by the signing of an agreement between both parties that the residents will be evicted by Jan 6.
It was reported by Malaysiakini that residents had to stop the demolition as some of them had not gotten keys to their temporary residential units in the People's Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) in Kuala Lumpur.
Residents' representative Mohd Fariz Ramli told StarMetro at the site on Wednesday (Dec 25) that all they needed were time to sort out the documents and processes to allow them to be relocated temporarily to PPR and PA flats.
"We received an offer letter by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) last Friday and the process to get the keys to our new location takes time.
"I was told that we can only register for a new TNB and Air Selangor account on Jan 2 and that would take about three days, but we are running out of time.
"We are having a meeting tonight to decide on the next course of action," he said, adding that his group would like to engage with DBKL to expedite the process.
On Dec 9, residents were told to vacate the land by a private company that owned the land and tried to carry out a demolition exercise but it was stopped by residents.
It was reported that the Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad told the company to give a duration of two weeks to find temporary housing for the 33 affected families.
Residents were then offered temporary housing at the Public Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) around the city by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
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