Thursday, December 18, 2008

Appeal from Zakaria Md Deros’ family rejected - Star

SHAH ALAM: Dec 18, 2008

The Selangor state executive council on Wednesday rejected the appeal by the family of the late Datuk Zakaria Md Deros for temporary occupation of the state land where the fencing of his infamous mansion in Port Klang had been constructed.

Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said the executive council would now hand the matter over to the Klang district office and municipal council for a decision on what action to take next.

“We will ask the district office and municipal council to hold a dialogue with the surrounding residents to gather their feedback on the use of the state land.

“We will leave it to the residents in the area to decide on whether to turn the land into an open area or then to sell it to the family,” he told a press conference after chairing the state executive council meeting here.

Zakaria’s family had submitted a letter of appeal to the district office on Nov 17 following Khalid’s announcement on Nov 12 that an earlier application for temporary occupation of the 2,267 sq m of state land had been rejected.