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