NGOs show up at state sec­re­tariat build­ing and de­mand to meet Azmin

New Straits Times - - News -

SHAH ALAM: Claim­ing that their re­quests to meet Selangor Men­teri Be­sar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali have been ig­nored for a few years, sev­eral non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions showed up at the gates of the state sec­re­tariat build­ing in hopes of se­cur­ing an ap­point­ment with him yes­ter­day, but to no avail.

Led by Ke­lab Har­moni Selangor pres­i­dent Dr Sun­der Vellu, the group said they had no choice but to show up at the build­ing as they had had enough of writ­ing to Azmin’s of­fice and never re­ceiv­ing a pos­i­tive re­ply.

The group, which con­sists of more than 20 peo­ple, how­ever, was stopped from en­ter­ing the build­ing’s main en­trance, which was guarded by se­cu­rity guards and po­lice.

Sun­der said he meant no harm as he just wanted to see Azmin to voice out prob­lems over the mis­man­age­ment of Rumah Se­lan­gorku by the Selangor and Prop­erty Board (LPHS).

Even when Mohd Elmi Syafiq Ab­dul Rah­man, an as­sis­tant of­fi­cer from Azmin’s of­fice, showed up at the main en­trance to re­ceive a mem­o­ran­dum from the group, Sun­der re­fused to hand over the doc­u­ment.

Sun­der in­sisted that he would not give the mem­o­ran­dum to any­one ex­cept Azmin.

“In the last three years, I have writ­ten more than 50 let­ters to Azmin’s of­fice but they had fallen on deaf ears. I have re­ceived many com­plaints from ap­pli­cants over the mis­man­age­ment of Rumah Se­lan­gorku. They claimed the prices of units in Taman Da­mai Utama in Pu­chong had been in­creased from RM42,000 to RM69,000 af­ter the de­vel­oper ren­o­vated them.

“The price for Rumah Se­lan­gorku is capped at RM42,000 to al­low peo­ple from the lower in­come group to own them. But, this is­sue had made it more dif­fi­cult for them to be home own­ers.”

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