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Another UMNO way to rob rakyat and destroy our heritage

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UMNO crony takes KL MRT project as a Godsend excuse to grab land from the owners, mostly are Chinese.

1. There is no need to acquire land for underground tunnel MRT project. The exits of MRT station can be built on top of nearby Klang river and underneath the Klang Bus Station.

2. Jalan Sultan and its surrounding areas are priceless heritage jewel especially for Chinese. UMNO will not hesitate to take down old memory and history of Chinese pioneers’ footprints on the development of Kuala Lumpur.

3. UMNO crony acquires the land at low price now and then resell them after the MRT project is completed for a huge profit.

This is the ultimate purpose of uncalled for land acquisition in the Chinatown by UMNO crony. Shopowners want to preserve Petaling Street as a heritage site

By YIP YOKE TENG and S. PUSPADEVI Photos by ONG SOON HIN and CHAN TAK KON

Bringing down the 100-year-old buildings along Jalan Sultan will mean bringing down Petaling Street — the country’s heritage site thronged by millions of tourists from all over the world.

The tenants and shopowners were shocked to learn […]