Roboh Rumah, Surau dan Kuil - Kerajaan UMNO/BN Melampau!

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Dewan tolak usul tergempar perobohan kuil Hindu - Malaysiakini
Nov 1, 07 5:03pm

Dewan Rakyat hari ini menolak usul tergempar yang dibentangkan oleh M Kula Segaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) bagi menangguhkan sidang untuk membincangkan pemusnahan kuil Hindu di Padang Jawa, Shah Alam Selasa lalu. Timbalan Yang Dipertua Dewan Datuk Lim Si Cheng yang menerima usul itu semalam berkata usul itu memenuhi dua kategori iaitu tertentu dan mempunyai kepentingan orang ramai.

"Tetapi usul itu tidak memenuhi kategori ketiga dalam Peraturan Mesyuarat 18 (1) iaitu perlu disegerakan. Maka usul ini ditolak," katanya.

Dalam usul berkenaan Kula Segaran berkata masyarakat Hindu sedih dan tindakan pemusnahan kuil itu keterlaluan dan dimusnahkan oleh 500 anggota polis, anggota Polis Simpanan Persekutuan (FRU) dan unit penguatkuasaan, demikian menurut laporan Bernama

"Sebanyak 250 buah rumah juga dimusnahkan termasuk sebuah surau di mana tanah pilihan telah diberikan untuk surau berkenaan," katanya.

Beliau juga mendakwa, gangster juga diupah pihak kontraktor untuk menakutkan penganut Hindu yang berada di kuil tersebut," katanya.

Kula Segaran berkata sebanyak 26 orang cedera dalam kejadian itu manakala yang serius dihantar ke hospital. Katanya, rakyat membantah isu ini kerana menyakitkan perasaan lebih dari 2.5 juta penganut Hindu di Malaysia.


Shah Alam council blamed for bloody fracas - Malaysiakini
Nov 1, 07 7:34pm

Malaysia Hindu Sangam, the umbrella body for people of that faith, today blamed the Shah Alam City Council for the violence which occurred during the demolition of a temple in Kampung Rimba Jaya on Tuesday.

MHS president A Vaithilingam said MBSA mayor Za’ba Che Rus had no control over his enforcement officers who were throwing stones into the temple while a special religious ceremony was taking place (left).

“The confrontational retaliatory action by the MBSA enforcement officers was in our opinion the cause for the violence in the temple,” said Vaithilingam in a faxed statement. When contacted for clarifications, Vaithilingam said eye-witness reports claim MBSA enforcement officers were initially pelted with stones from a group of unknown individuals.

“But it did not come from the temple. How can they (MBSA personnel) attack devotees like that? No enforcement body in the world attacks people with stones,” he said. In his written statement, Vaithilingam said those injured at the hands of MBSA enforcement officers included T Ganesa, the Selangor chairperson of MHS.

However, he stressed that the police were restrained compared to MBSA officers. Against procedures Vaithilingam also slammed Za’ba for allegedly personally telling temple authorities at 9am on Tuesday that the temple was to be demolished in the next two hours.
He said the temple was a large structure with many facilities that cannot be relocated in the short period of time.

“What else can the innocent devotees do when given only two hours? Attempting to destroy deities (in the temple) is very sensitive and is considered an insult to the Hindu community,” he added.

Vaithilingam also criticised Za’ba for reneging an agreement between MBSA, the Selangor state government, MIC officials and temple officials on Oct 28. The deal apparently gave the temple a grace period until Deepavali celebrations.

Deepavali will be celebrated by all Hindus on Nov 8. Vaithilingam also urged MIC leaders to open dialogue with leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) to resolve the matter. Five-inch parang wound In a separate development, Hindraf legal advisor P Uthayakumar revealed that some of the devotees who suffered injuries during the scuffle were not given immediate medical attention.

Citing an example, Uthayakumar said that he witnessed one detainee who had a five-inch cut on the head while he was detained at the Section 11 Shah Alam police station. He claimed that the wound was inflicted by a MBSA enforcement officer with a parang.

He added that the detainee was not given medical attention even after 24-hours of the incident.

“Only after persistent appeals by Hindraf did the police take this victim to the hospital,” said Uthayakumar, in a letter to Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail.

The letter was made available to Malaysiakini. In his letter, Uthayakumar urged Abdul Gani to take immediate action against those responsible for the injuries suffered by devotees during the open fracas.

Uthayakumar and three other lawyers were arrested while accompanying devotees who were lodging a report on the incident in Kampung Karuppiah, which is located within Kampung Rimba Jaya.


Kg Rimba Jaya fracas: Four lawyers released - Malaysiakini
Bede HongOct 31, 07 2:30pm

The Kampung Rimba Jaya in Padang Jawa, near Shah Alam was a chaotic scene last night when residents tried to prevent the Shah Alam City Hall from demolishing their houses.

The residents’ attempt to save their homes turned physical and bloody when scores were hurt in the ensuing melee. Fifteen residents were also arrested and are now being detained at the Shah Alam Section 11 police station.

In the end, over 200 houses, a 100-year-old temple and a surau have been levelled to the ground by the authorities. Even the presence of MIC president S Samy Vellu could not save the houses and the temple.

And later in the day, four lawyers - human rights lawyers P Uthayakumar and P Waythamoorthy as well as DAP lawyers M Manoharan and S Ganabathi Rao - were also arrested by the police when they attempted to enter Section 11 police station to help the release of the residents.

The police have today obtained a four-day remand order against the residents, said DAP legal bureau chief A Sivanesan. However at 5.30 in the evening, a 16-year-old boy and a 52-year-old woman were released.

The lawyers were all released on police bail at about 7.45pm.
When contacted Sivanesan also said that at least two residents suffered serious injuries.

"A woman, in her fifties and a 16-year-old boy suffered great injury. Their clothes are soaked with their own blood and they are still wearing them," he said.

These are two who were released by the police in the evening.Tamil dailies today also carried images of another man with head injury. Lawyers manhandled Earlier in the day today, the police took statements from the four lawyers.

The lawyers were arrested for creating a scuffle in front of the Section 11 police station after they were refused entry by the police.

"Their purpose there was to assist residents lodge reports against the state government and relevant authorities. They were also to inquire on the status of those arrested and detained," said Hindraf lawyer R Gengadharan when contacted today.

"The conduct of arresting and detaining by the police is unjustified," he said.

Last night, Waythamoorthy lodged a police report against the conduct of the police in arresting him and the other three lawyers. In the report lodged at the same police station, Waythamoorthy said that he was manhandled and had a machine-gun pointed at him when he inquired as to why the lawyers were being refused entry.

"I was pushed down and stepped on my leg, preventing me from getting up," his report stated.

“I injured my head, my back and elbow...the same constable threatened to shoot me if I didn’t go out and his machine-gun was pointed at me while I was still on the ground,” he said.

He added in his report that he and the other lawyers faced racial abuses from the other police personnel at the station, with one policeman allegedly stating that he would “make sure I’m kept in lock up tonight”.

Baton-charged Meanwhile, human rights activist S Kumaravel, 44, said a surau was also demolished by council authorities in the eviction exercise yesterday. The surau is located in Rimba Jaya, about one kilometre away from the temple. The Sri Maha Mariaman temple is located in Rimba Jaya.

Residents from nearby Kampung Karuppiah carry out their prayers at the temple. Kumaravel, who is Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) exco member, said over 200 houses in Rimba Jaya were demolished in the exercise that saw at least 300 police personnel, including the Federal Reserve Unit, participating.

Rimba Jaya is mostly populated by Malays while Kampung Karuppiah is mostly populated by Indians. The MPSA enforcement officers were beating people with batons, said Kumaravel.

"I saw an enforcement officer pulling out a knife and waving it around threateningly," said Kumaravel.

It took almost three hours to demolish the Sri Maha Mariaman temple. The temple's nursery was the first to be demolished when the exercise began yesterday morning. After a pause at noon, the demolition continued at 2pm and continued for another three hours amidst resistance from at least 400 residents.

Several hundred council enforcement officers were also present. News reports said stones were thrown between both sides. Shots fired In addition to that, today's Sin Chew Daily reported that police fired several shots at a lorry, puncturing at least one tyre.

Nanyang Siang Pau reported that five shots were fired. The report said several residents had tried to escape the police in the lorry.

They were later arrested. There were also accounts of a stabbing, but which could not be verified as yet.

"They should have waited until Deepavali is over before they begin demolishing the temple. At least the residents have somewhere to pray," said Kumaravel.

Early this morning, he had lodged a police report at Section 11 police station against the state government for ordering the eviction exercise.
"The police told us that the order was from the Menteri Besar (Mohd Khir Toyo). There was no court order to demolish the surau or the temple," he added.

Tamil dailies also reported that the residents had shown their anger towards Samy Vellu for not doing anything to help them. Samy Vellu is quoted as saying that he would raise the matter with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Roboh rumah Rimba Jaya, penduduk kecewa Umno mungkir janji - harakahdaily
Nyza Ayob Wed Oct 31, 07 5:54:34 pm MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Okt (Hrkh) - "Mana perginya Wanita Umno yang berjanji untuk menolong kami. Hingga tiba hari ini, rumah kami dah dirobohkan batang hidung mereka pun tidak nampak,"demikian luahan Zainatun Dasuki dan Rusiah
Rashid, mangsa perobohan rumah di Kampung Rimba Jaya, Shah Alam, semalam.
Semalam, 274 keluarga bukan sekadar diusir oleh pihak berkuasa tempatan bagai pendatang asing, bahkan nasib mereka tidak mendapat perhatian pimpinan negeri.
Jika penduduk India dikunjungi Presiden MIC, Dato' Seri S. Samy Vellu, mereka hanya dikunjungi Exco Perumahan, Pengurusan Bangunan dan Setinggan Selangor, Dato' Mohd Mokhtar Dahlan. Bahkan kunjungan seketika cuma tidak mampu mengubat kedukaan mereka.
Jelas Zainatun, tanpa sebarang notis daripada Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) dan tanpa hitam putih daripada pihak berkenaan hanya melalui notis yang diberikan melalui peguam mereka, Teng Chang Kim and Co bertarikh 19 Oktober, mereka diberi tempoh selama seminggu untuk berpindah.
Dalam tempoh yang singkat itu, mereka tidak sempat untuk melakukan persiapan perpindahan apatah lagi untuk mencari rumah untuk di sewa.
Zainatun yang menetap di Kampung Rimba Jaya sejak 1979 lagi menyatakan kekecewaannya kerana , pemaju tidak mengotakan janji mereka sebagaimana dijanjikan kepada 800 orang penduduk yang telah berpindah sebelum ini.
Rumah yang disediakan pemaju juga katanya belum siap sepenuhnya serta tidak
mendapat sijil layak menduduki (CF).
"Mereka mengatakan sesiapa yang nama mereka disenarai hitam serta telah berusia boleh membuat pinjaman. Tetapi itu hanya janji-janji kosong semata-mata. Sehingga kini mereka yang telah berpindah ke Seksyen 16 tidak dapat membuat sebarang pinjaman. Mereka juga tidak mampu membayar sewa rumah pangsa yang diduduki.
"Kami faham dan kami juga bukan tidak mahukan pembangunan. Cuma kami mengharapkan diberi tempoh sehingga anak-anak kami tamat penggal persekolahan tahun ini. Jika kami tidak dapat membuat pinjaman, biarlah anak-anak kami dapat buat pinjaman tersebut," katanya yang rumahnya dirobohkan kira-kira jam 7.30 pagi.
Jelas Zainatun lagi, air matanya sudah kering untuk menangisi nasib yang menimpa, apatah lagi apabila melihat rumahnya diranapkan oleh tangan yang tidak bertanggungjawab dalam sekelip mata.
"Kami membangunkan rumah ini dengan titik peluh kami sendiri. Walau lima sen pun mereka tidak membantu kami. Mereka kata akan membela nasib orang Melayu, tetapi mana pembelaan tersebut di saat keadaan kami seperti ini
"Sewaktu pilihan raya kami tetap mengundi, tetapi apa yang kami dapat? Kenapa susah sangat mereka beri rumah yang selesa kepada orang Melayu? Jika bangsa asing mereka begitu senang mendapatkan penempatan tetap,"katanya yang melahirkan kekesalan dengan sikap pemimpin yang tidak membela nasib mereka.
Buat sementara waktu, Zainatun dan keluarganya menumpang di rumah adiknya yang tinggal di kampung berhampiran.
Dalam pada itu, bagi Rusiah Rashid, yang telah menghuni di kampung tersebut selama 30 tahun juga terpaksa menanggung kepedihan dan kesukaran apatah lagi salah seorang daripada anaknya mengidap penyakit kronik.
Nor Fatihah Abdullah Zin yang mengidap penyakit jantung berlubang dan mempunyai masalah buah pinggang, mendapatkan rawatan susulan di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).
Bagaimanapun, selain masalah kewangan, dengan situasi yang terpaksa dihadapi Rusiah dan suaminya yang cuma seorang pengawal keselamatan, menyukarkan lagi baginya untuk berulang alik ke hospital.
"Tiada siapa pun yang mengambil tahu penyakit yang menimpa anak saya ini.
Selain jantung berlubang, Nor Fatihah juga terpaksa menanggung beberapa penyakit lain.
"Dah kena pindah ni, makin sukar untuk saya ke HKL untuk mendapatkan rawatan Nor Fatihah. Kami pun tidak tahu di mana kami hendak tinggal,"jelas Rusiah, sambil menyeka air mata yang berlenangan.
Sungguhpun menanggung sakit dengan terpaksa bergantung dengan tiub di badannya, Nor Fatihah masih mampu tersenyum di sisi ibunya. Mungkin penderitaan yang ditanggung tidak dipamerkan anak kecil ini.
Rusiah juga melahirkan kekesalan kerana Wanita Umno yang pernah berjanji menghulurkan bantuan, sekadar meninggalkan janji-janji kosong.
"Di saat Nor Fatihah sakit, tiada seorang pun datang menghulurkan bantuan walau satu sen pun. Kerajaan memang tidak memahami rintihan rakyat, " tegasnya sambil menahan sebak.
Ibu kepada 12 orang anak ini juga bertambah gusar apabila ada antara anaknya terpaksa tidak ke sekolah serta mengambil peperiksaan penggal akhir persekolahan.
"Bagaimana nak ke sekolah dalam keadaan rumah nak dirobohkan? Macam mana nak belajar? Buku dan pakaian sekolah pun tidak tahu kat mana letaknya,"katanya sambil menahan sebak.
Dalam pada itu, tinjauan Harakahdaily di tapak yang hampir menjadi padang jarak padang terkukur itu, menyaksikan bagaimana penduduk kampung terpaksa mengutip 'sisa-sisa' daripada perobohan mereka. Ada yang mengutip papan, kayu dan zink yang mungkin boleh dikitar semula.
Malahan dalam situasi yang agak sayu itu ada juga gelagat di kalangan mereka yang mencuri perhatian orang ramai.
Gelagat seorang kanak-kanak bernama Nabil mengikat Jalur Gemilang yang agak lusuh di lehernya serta berlari ke hulu ke hilir ala 'Superman' menyebabkan beberapa orang penduduk kampung menjerit ke arahnya sambil melaungkan 'Inilah Malaysiaku yang gemilang'.
Dalam pada itu, seorang wanita yang bernama Rohaya juga secara simbolik memacakkan jalur gemilang di bumbung rumahnya yang menunggu waktu untuk dirobohkan.
"Lihatlah Malaysiaku yang gemilang, Malaysiaku yang cermerlang dan lihatlah keadaan Malaysia yang aman damai ini," katanya sambil mengibarkan bendera tersebut.
Dalam situasi tersebut juga, kanak-kanak kecil, Iman Nur Aina, 7, terpaksa menahan kesakitan akibat terpijak paku yang menembusi kasutnya sewaktu mencari barang-barang persekolahannya.
Malahan ada kalangan mereka yang mendirikan khemah untuk berteduh.

Entah bagaimana nasib mereka, hari ini dan seterusnya. Mungkinkah mereka akan terus tidur berbumbungkan langit, atau juga berbumbungkan tilam yang dijadikan tempat berteduh serta beralaskan rumput serta daun-daun?

Atau mungkinkah juga mereka akan terus berkhemah sebagaimana yang dilakukan oleh penduduk Kampung Batu 8, Hulu Klang?

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