KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Bandar Mahkota Cheras were at Parliament on Thursday to urge the Works Minister to reopen the access road into their housing area.
About 30 residents gathered outside the Parliament building, with banners that said "Menteri Kerja Raya, Tolong Rakyat Buka Jalan (Works Minister, please help the people open up the road)."
A resident, who only wanted to be known as Mas, said she had been living in the housing area for five years and had been waiting for the access road to be opened for four years now.
She claimed that the barricade built by Grand Saga Sdn Bhd had caused terrible traffic congestion in the area.
"I have to leave my house every day at 5.30am to send my children to school. If I leave at 6am, I would not be able to make it," said the mother of three.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, who met the residents outside Parliament building, asked for an inquiry into the incident on Tuesday where gangsters and thugs were used against residents and reporters during the protest at Bandar Mahkota Cheras. "There should be a full inquiry into this incident. The residents have their right to make their objections known against the building of the barricade, and there should not have been any physical violence," he said.
By NG CHENG YEEhttp://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?fi ... sec=nation