Thursday, May 08, 2008

Daylight Robbery 大盗

Under the safety reason, Grand Saga Highway insisted to place back the concrete barriers. The closure of the road meant that residents had to pay toll (Rm 0.90 per trip) and take a longer route to get to their homes (extra 7km).

What is the actual reason behind the incident? You know I know Lah, money! Given the choice of shorter distance and toll-free, will you use the short cut road? Anyway, the land belong to developer of Bandar Cheras Mahkota, Narajaya. Therefore, Grand Saga has no other reason except Safety in order to re-install the barrier. Why not just install the traffic lights to solve the issue since this is the "new" access road to the highway?

This is what we called DAYLIGHT ROBBERY! The concessionnaire will always win all, at the expenses of Rakyat! Now, Works Minister want to review the contracts of all 22 highway concessions. We shall wait and see.


Quote:

Grand Saga business development and corporate affairs executive director Zainal Abidin Ali, who was at the site, said while he sympathised with the residents for being forced to use a longer route, a new barrier would be erected as the concessionaire was concerned about safety issues.


News from The Star: Residents and FRU in stand-off over barricade
News from NST:
500 protest as road is closed again
News from MerdekaReview:
大道公司获警方辅助强行封路 蕉赖皇冠镇千人阻挡两人被捕



News from MalaysiaKini:
皇冠镇居民肉身阻封路不果
欧阳捍华放话明日移除石墩

李永杰 5月7日 傍晚5点40分

蕉赖皇冠城居民自上个月21日自行使用神手移开石礅后,一直担心大道公司将重新封路;居民的忧虑今日成真,大道公司今午动用强大警力掩护下,成功在原位置再设立石墩。

大道公司在下午3时企图动用铲泥机重新设立永久路墩来封路,结果在居民智取下成功阻止封路行动。

大约傍晚7时,大道公司和警察展开次轮的封路行动,这次增援的镇暴队将当时聚集起来的大约一千居民驱赶到原路墩以内范围,并且让大道公司放下路墩,过程中爆发推挤冲突,两人被捕。

肉身阻挡泥车建路墩

皇冠城开路委会与居民在今午1时许接到大道公司可能封路的消息,当地居民开始齐聚在现场。

当大道公司於下午3时许企图开工时,遭到居民的极力阻止。皇冠镇开路委员会主席陈文华宣称,他甚至曾趋前抢走铲泥机的钥匙。

也有一些居民就地坐在石礅的原本位置,企图以肉身阻挡大道公司动工。现场还有民主行动党蕉赖区国会议员陈国伟和沙登区国会议员张念群。

当地一名居民出示冥钱,宣称“三百亿大元送给大盗公司”,指责大道公司贪钱。

大道局总监曾指示展延封路

在下午4时50分左右,加影市议会执法组主任拉查尼到场,宣称接到大道局总监派的指示,要求大道公司展延封路行动。

正当居民以为封路行动暂告一段落时,警方在下午5时突然派出的8辆的镇暴车辆和水炮车疾驰到现场,更把皇冠城的路口封锁,导致当地交通陷入瘫痪。

镇宝队的抵达马上引起居民的一阵鼓噪。

另外,在场的大道公司执行董事再纳阿比丁(Zainal Abidin bin Ali)较后受询时否认接到大道局的指示,并以间接通过大道局获得总检察署的信函,指当地道路有安全问题为由,坚持封路行动。

他也宣称,警方也是受到总检察署的指示来协助大道公司的封路行动。

在此同时,居民也将重新搭起帐篷,准备在今晚开始守夜,进行长时间抗战。

冲突中两名男子被捕

经过陈国伟与张念群向警方谈判,张念群表示,警方要求人群马上解散,并宣称接到总检察署的命令,有关路段必须设置路障。他们企图要求警方暂缓行动,等待雪州行政议员欧阳捍华带来土地证明函。

镇暴队在6时40分左右开始驱赶人群到原石礅以内范围,与居民发生推挤冲突。镇暴队列起警戒线时,一名印裔疑抛掷石头被捕。

警方为大道公司开出空间后,大道公司员工开始在原来地点放置路墩,先是塑胶路墩,接着再放石礅,以阻止居民使用有关道路进出。

一名华裔男子在石礅放置过程疑与工作人员和警方发生冲突而被逮捕。

此时,居民碍于优势的警力镇守下,只有眼睁睁看着路墩重新被设立起来。

捍华要警方保护雪州财产

欧阳捍华在7时半左右出示乌鲁冷岳县土地局发出信函,证明路墩位置已经属于加影市政局管辖,同时向刚刚抵达的雪州总警长卡立阿布巴卡要求警方保护雪州政府的财产,因为大道公司在没有获得加影市议会批准下,非法占用有关土地设立路障。

不过,有关谈判却没有达至结果,因为警方反而要求雪州政府先行向法庭申请庭令,他们才会受理这项要求。

加影警区助理总监沙卡鲁丁(Mohd Shakaruddin)较早向记者表示,警方的任务是给大道公司提供保护,至于石礅应该放哪里与他们无关。

批警方偏私不信任州政府

在谈判破裂后,欧阳捍华放话,雪州政府明天会把石墩铲除。

张念群批评也批评警方偏私,宁可相信私人公司也不相信雪州行政议员的话和出示的证据。

陈国伟抨击警方只会保护国阵朋党的利益,却不理会人民的痛苦。

皇冠镇开路委员会主席陈文华指责这种事情十分荒谬,居民对中央政府感到非常失望,因为它竟选择协助一家私人公司,而置人民的权益于不顾。

委员会同时也决定放弃守夜,留待明天看州政府的行动。

蕉赖皇冠镇(Makhota Cheras)位于蕉赖吉隆坡大道旁边,是一个新兴的住宅区,拥有一条连接蕉赖吉隆坡大道的新路。由于连接处是在收费站之后,因此这条新路可以让蕉赖皇冠镇及双溪龙镇(Bandar Sungai Long)的居民,避开其中一个蕉赖吉隆坡大道收费站的情况下,使用该大道。

不过,虽然该新路已经建竣,蕉赖皇冠镇居民也已经迁入,但是经营蕉赖吉隆坡大道的Grand Saga大道公司,却要蕉赖皇冠镇的发展商作出赔偿,否则不得开放该新路。

双方之间的纷争导致该新路迟迟未开放,蕉赖皇冠镇居民被迫通过双溪龙镇进入蕉赖吉隆坡大道,不仅需要缴付多一个收费站的收费,还得面对堵车的问题。


2 comments:

Ong Choon How said...

You are right. Then again, this robbers are nothing new to me as we see them on television everyday, smilling and giving grand talks. What surprise me is the people finally realize and are more willing to take action rather than make petty complain which always almost end up in deaf ears.

Toll collectors are broad daylight robbers, most of them. They are assign to collect tolls to payback the loans they use to build the highway. But the contract often stretch too long that our children will have to continue to pay for it and the company when by then the loan has already long being pay-off.

And again, this is the legacy of Dr. M. There are more legacy of him, but he seems to be writting his own legacy nowadays. For instance, yesterday he said DPM doesn't have the freedom to meet him without the PM consent. Might be true. Just that he himself forgets about all those former DPMs while he was the PM has worst ending.

KEAN HONG said...

These are the cronies of rulling government. Time to change the Fed Government!