Johor PKR steps in to probe Hindu temple’s land issue
Chua gets a warrior’s head gear from the temple committee.
NUSAJAYA (Feb 2, 2013): The Johor PKR legal aid bureau is providing free legal service to a Hindu temple committee in Taman Impian Mas (formerly Sunsee Estate).
Johor PKR chairman Chua Jui Meng said the temple occupied a two-acre site in a neighbouring location.
The committee was then asked to relocate the temple to Sunsee Estate (now Taman Impian Mas) where an acre-site was allocated.
The committee agreed but later found the site to be only 0.4 acre. Their right to occupy the site is also now in doubt following a change in land ownership.
Chua and Gelang Patah PKR division deputy chairman Murugan Muthusamy (Rony) inspecting documents and assessing the status with temple committee members.
Chua said PKR lawyers would have to investigate further as it involved complexities and supporting evidence to act for the temple committee.
“We will surely try to resolve this matter amicably and legally with whoever is responsible for this mess,” he added.
Chua told the committee that “land grabs” was getting blatant and common in Johor today because of the market demand for property by Singaporeans and rich non-Johoreans.
“The Barisan Nasional (BN) state and federal governments are misusing and abusing the Land Acquisition Act for property development by their families and cronies.
“The only way to stop BN’s greed is to go for a change in governments for the coming general election,” he said.