China Press , 01 December 2009 – BURA Successfully with Injunction Application to Delay the Reopening

Guang Ming ,1 December 2009

Petaling Jaya, 30 November 2009: The re-opening of Jalan Tanjung in Bandar Utama here has met a dead-end with the Bandar Utama Residents Association (Bura) filing an application for an injunction. The reopening that supposed to conduct at 9pm tonight has to be delayed.

According to BUCC general affairs manager Paul Fernandez, the residents put on hold the removal of the barriers because they had received the summons at 6pm. They request all the media to attend the hearing fixed on 8 December at the Shah Alam High Court.

He said, “The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) was prepared to re-open the road at 9pm yesterday after an agreement was reached with Bandar Utama City Corporation (BUCC) earlier in the day and should open one-way road for two weeks.

Residents’ position and guard at the scene

“If the developer does not stop MBPJ from reopening the road, MBPJ would have to take responsibility if any accident happens,” said Paul Fernandez.

Meanwhile, MBPJ mobilized a group of personnel, which include enforcement officers, staff from the engineering department, and their bulldozers and lorry. Police trucks and policemen were also on standby. They were waited for two hours but there’s no action.

More than 30 residents holding placards protesting the opening of Jalan Tanjung, were also on site. Various quarters still remain there around 9pm and unsatisfied with it.

Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim mentioned yesterday that if the developer does not reopen the road, he will open it himself.

Jalan Tanjung

Residents still remain at the Jalan Tanjung although it is raining.

Jalan Tanjung

Petaling Jaya sent two tractors, but took no action with it.

Jalan Tanjung

All drivers can only U-turn because of the reopening delay.

Jalan Tanjung

Officers from MBPJ waited at the site but they did not receive any instruction to reopen the road.