Wednesday July 25, 2012
Illegal structures demolished in Klang
THE Klang Municipal Council and District Land Office have gone on the offensive against business premises operated by foreigners.
More than 10 premises comprising food stalls, outlets selling clothes and traditional medicine at Jalan Kepayang, Klang were demolished during a raid on Monday.
The operation also marked an end to the heavy presence of foreigners in the area.
Council enforcement chief Henry Arman said the demolition exercise was carried out to remove illegal structures that were located on private land.
He also said the authorities had faced some difficulties in evicting traders out of the illegal premises.
“The traders refused to move although several eviction notices has been served. This has left us with no choice but to demolish the structures.
“Some of the traders have asked us not to demolish their premises and offered to dismantle them on their own,” he added.
Following the demolition exercise, Henry said the vacant land was handed over to the rightful owners.
Meanwhile, a makeshift taxi station occupying several parking bays in the area was not demolished.
Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam, who made a visit to the area, said he had made it clear to the council that the taxi station should not be demolished as it was not occupying anyone’s land.
He said the council had agreed that the taxi operation would not be affected by the demolition exercise.