Friday, May 8, 2009

The Kampung Pandan squatter settlement problem is being now exploited. Some people have gone around to say that these squatters, who had been asked to vacate their premises to allow the government to build new homes for the people, would not be allowed back into the area.
This is totally wrong as after some 39-years there is a solution to their housing woes. Below is an article by Bernama on the problem, which had been on-going all this while.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 (Bernama) -- Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will look
into requests from Indian senior citizens and single mothers in Kampung Pandan
for temporary accommodations in the capital until a flat built for them is
Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M.Saravanan said they might be put
up in Cochrane or Sentul but it would depend on the availability of vacant
He said DBKL had earlier ordered the squatters to be relocated to Bukit
Jalil as a temporary measure.
"DBKL had assured the squatters that the flat will be built at the squatters
settlement in Kampung Pandan.
"A working paper on the project had been submitted to the Economic Planning
Unit," he told reporters after attending the presentation of the Titiwangsa
Education Foundation excellent awards here today.
Titiwangsa Education Foundation chairman Datuk Astaman Abdul Aziz said Sijil
Pelajaran Malaysia and Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia outstanding students
received RM500 each while Penilaian Menengah Rendah students (RM100) and Ujian
Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah students (RM50).

p/s: As for the doctors out there who still bear a grudge against me all I can say is go ahead try make the service better. Prove me wrong!