RM25.6mil for 91 lot owners affected by Sg Buloh roadworks

A TOTAL of RM25.598mil in compensation was paid by Federal Government to owners of 91 lots affected by a project to widen Jalan FT54, Sungai Buloh.

“The project to widen the road, which stretches from Sungai Buloh to Assam Jawa, Kuala Selangor, was completed in 2021,” said Selangor infrastructure and agriculture committee chairman Izham Hashim during the Selangor State Assembly sitting in Shah Alam.

“RM25.598mil in compensation was already disbursed to owners of the 91 affected lots.”

He said this when answering a question from Datuk Dr Halim Tamuri (PN-Paya Jaras), who wanted to know the compensation given to landowners affected by the road widening project.

Halim then asked a supplementary question on whether some 15 to 20 settlers also affected by the project who had not received anything would be offered land or similar compensation.

“While this was a Federal Government project, the state government was involved in terms of sorting out land-related matters and conducting a census along its alignment.

“Based on records, only 91 lots were affected and compensation had already been paid since the project was completed several years ago,” said Izham.

He added if affected landowners felt that there was strong justification for them to receive compensation, the relevant information could be passed to his office for the matter to be reviewed.

Separately, state local government committee chairman Datuk Ng Suee Lim said the penalty against livestock owners whose animals cause accidents resulting in injury or loss of life could be increased to RM10,000.

He said Section 5(1) of Cattle Control Enactment 1971 currently provided for a fine not exceeding RM1,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or both, if it was found that livestock owners had allowed the animals to roam outside the permitted breeding area.

Ng was replying to Lwi Kian Keong (PH-Sungai Pelek) who asked about accidents caused by farm animals left to roam.

At this juncture, Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi (PN-Sijangkang) highlighted that Bukit Changgang in Kuala Langat had incidents of cattle roaming freely.

Ng said if the current fine of RM1,000 was too little, it could be increased to RM5,000 or RM10,000.

Lwi said these animals should be implanted with microchips so that they could be easily identified and action could be taken against the owners.

“In Sungai Pelek, there have been two to three accidents resulting in death involving roaming livestock,” he said.

“If there is no enforcement, the owners will not own up,” Lwi added.

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