Wednesday February 6, 2013
12 TTDI residents file suit against MRT Corp for compensation
KUALA LUMPUR: Twelve residents from Taman Tun Dr Ismail are suing Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) for compensation over the project located opposite their landed properties.
Ho Lee Yoke, 55, and 11 others filed the lawsuit at the High Court civil registry through lead counsel Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman and Shaharudin Ali.
In the statement of claim, the residents, who own link houses along Jalan Pinggir Zaaba, said that MRT Corp had a duty to ensure the project was implemented legally and safely.
The residents said they had received notices of intention in February 2011 which indicated that their land, among others, was likely to be acquired for the Klang Valley MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
They said they had agreed to sell their properties to the defendant after a series of meetings between both parties but later received a letter dated July 24 last year from MRT Corp saying that their property would not be acquired.
Among others, the residents are seeking a declaration that the project is illegal and unlawful and that they are entitled to compensation.
Alternatively, they are seeking general and equitable damages as well as RM22,000 in special damages.
They are also applying for an injunction restraining MRT Corp from continuing with any development and construction work under phase I of the MRT project.
Speaking to reporters here, Abdul Aziz said his clients were among 25 property owners affected by the project.