Thursday May 29, 2008
Contempt of court
By DHARMENDER SINGH
THE Selangor government may take legal action against the concessionaire for the Cheras-Kajang Highway for violating an undertaking not to obstruct the access road in Bandar Mahkota Cheras without state approval.
State local government, research and study committee chairman Ronnie Liu said the concessionaire, Grand Saga Sdn Bhd, gave the undertaking in court after Bandar Mahkota Cheras Open Access Road Committee chairman Tan Boon Wah sought an injunction to stop the company from closing the access road.
The injunction by Tan was struck out but the concessionaire gave an undertaking in court that it would not erect a barricade along the stretch of the access road build on state land.
We (the state government) are upset that the company has now gone against the undertaking by re-erecting the barricade and we are looking into the possibility of filing for contempt of court proceedings, he said, when contacted yesterday.
He said the state governments next course of action would be discussed at the state executive council meeting.
Liu however has appealed to Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents to remain calm and not do anything hasty such as attempting to remove the barricade on their own.
I urge the residents not to take matters into their own hands and let the state and federal governments to resolve the matter, he said.
Meanwhile Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim when met at Parliament yesterday told reporters that he had raised the Bandar Mahkota Cheras barricade issue with Works Minister Datuk Ir. Mohd Zin Mohamed and sought the latters assistance to resolve the matter soon.