URGENT APPEAL: KAMPUNG SEMANGAT RESIDENTS FACING THREAT FROM GANGSTERS.
6 INJURED AND ARRESTED
What can you do?
Urgent Action Needed:
1. SMS @ Call the Investigating Office Insp Amran: 010-8865616 to check the status of the people and pressure for their release.
2. Call the police station IPD Impian Emas: 07- 5545322. Ask for the status & also Ins Amran.
Residents of Kampung Semangat, Tampoi, Johor Darul Takzim, are facing threat from gangsters believed to be associated with developers, Danga Bay Sdn Bhd. Kampung Semangat has existed for more than 50 years. Latest development of the land by Danga Bay Sdn Bhd has resulted in the villagers being served with notices of eviction.
At about 2:00PM today, 2 bulldozers accompanied with more than 30 gangsters tried to demolish the houses at Kampung Semangat. 6 villagers were arrested by the police while defending their homes from demolition.
The 6 villagers arrested are:
1)Goh Wee Chooi
2)Ang Bee Wah
3)Ang Ah Chai
5)Goh Wai Kong
6)Chee Tet Onn
The above villagers sustained injuries in the course of defending their homes and have received treatment at Hospital Tun Aminah Johor Bahru.
SUARAM urge the police to remain professional in performing their duties by not siding with the developers. Stop the inhumane treatment of the people and end the forced eviction immediately.