Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Bolehland Daily: Oops! We did it again.

(Malaysiakini) Barricade re-erected, clashes with residents

It did not take long for toll concessionaire Grand Saga to rebuild a concrete barricade to block a toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC). The task of building the five-foot high wall across the double-lane access road started at about 1am and was completed by 3.30pm today. But tensions rose when BMC residents who attempted to tear down the wall clashed with a group of men purported hired by Grand Saga to protect the barricade. According to residents, about a dozen people were injured after they were assaulted by 30 'thugs'.

Hit me baby one more time

By about 10pm, some 400 to 500 residents had gathered at the site, attempting to remove the concrete barriers. According to eyewitnesses, about three or four of the huge boulders were removed. It is also learnt that two residents have been admitted at Kajang hospital after suffering injuries caused by the thugs. One of them is said to have suffered facial injuries and a broken hand. The police had tried to urge the crowd to disperse but the orders were ignored by the residents.

Gangster's paradise

Kajang OCPD ACP Shakaruddin Che Mood told reporters that a total of five police reports were lodged by the residents today. He also said that the police were uncertain as to the identity of the ‘thugs'.

Meanwhile just as everyone had left the place, a bit of drama unfolded when the police moved in to stop a vehicle and arrested four people - three men and a woman - from it. The driver of the car was assaulted while being arrested and suffered a bloodied nose. The police said that they were arrested for reckless driving that could have caused injuries to the police personnel.

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim has stated that it is illegal to build the barricade on the road as indicated by the findings of the Ulu Langat Land Office
"We have already told Grand Saga that if they wish to dispute the jurisdiction over the road, they should take it to court. They should not barricade the road until the matter is legally resolved," replied Nik Nazmi, political secretary of MB Khalid Ibrahim.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
CJ: Now that's the ugly side of Bolehland. This is what Licensed Mafia is all about and they are at large! You get it? You like it?
FIR: Stupidity reaches yet another level.



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