~ By GEETHA KRISHNAN
THE public have decided that the illegal building in Kampung Baru Batu 11, Cheras, should be used for the community and not be converted into a car park.
The verdict was revealed after a public opinion poll was conducted by the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) at the morning market in the area from 8am to noon on Sunday.
It was open to those residing in the new village and Taman Indah to gauge public opinion on what was needed most for the area.
Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching and MPKj councillors were seen manning the booth.
The MPKj declared the building illegal last year for occupying land gazetted for a car park. The building houses a community centre, mini post-office and driving school.
Councillor S.T. Chandramohan said a total of 419 votes were received with 354 in favour of a community centre and 61 for a car park. Four votes were spoilt.
“It is the people’s decision so MPKj will initiate the process to de-gazette the land by working with the Hulu Langat Land Office.
“During the poll, many people approached us with the idea of opening a rural or maternity clinic. There was one facility here nearly 30 years ago but it was destroyed in a fire,” he added.
Article taken from The Star.