Divorcee granted leave


  • Nation
  • Friday, 10 Jan 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: A divorcee obtained leave from the Shah Alam High Court yesterday to apply for an order compelling the Selayang Municipal Council to demolish several buildings including commercial lots and a bungalow that were allegedly built without plans. 

Justice Suriyadi Halim Omar granted Wan Khairani Mahmood, 63, permission to file for a judicial review after hearing an ex-parte submission by her counsel T. Gunaseelan. 

In the leave application, Wan Khairani claimed that her ex-husband had built those buildings on agricultural land without approval. 

She said the seven premises, which were located in Jalan Gombak, Sentul and Setapak, did not have any Certificate of Fitness and therefore, ought to be demolished or prevented from being occupied by anyone. 

In her affidavit supporting the application, Wan Khairani claimed that she was seeking the mandamus order against the council because she wanted to ensure that the properties were free from legal entanglement. 

She said that the landslide tragedy which hit a bungalow in Ampang killing several people recently had reminded her of the danger of occupying such buildings. 

She said she had given notice to six tenants to move out from the couple’s houses in Kampung Baru Setapak for fear of their safety. 

She said she owned half of the alleged illegally erected structures by the order of the Syariah Court after her divorce.  

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