Grand Saga withdraws injunction application

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Grand Saga withdraws injunction application

Postby admin » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:15 pm

KUALA LUMPUR: Highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd withdrew its application for an injunction to stop the removal of barricades it built at the controversial Bandar Mahkota Cheras intersection.

Counsel Tharminder Singh informed the High Court here of his client’s instructions to withdraw the application, saying the matter had become academic.

However, the main suit against Bandar Mahkota Cheras Open Access Road Committee chairman Tan Boon Wah, Selangor Local Government, Research and Development executive councillor Ronnie Liu and the Kajang Municipal Council — in which the plaintiff is seeking a permanent injunction as well as damages — is still pending.

The defendants had no objections to the withdrawal.

Liu’s counsel N.S. Guok said the plaintiff had yet to serve the sealed copy of the suit to the defendants.

Justice Abdul Wahab Patail struck out the application for the interim injunction with no order as to costs.

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Grand Saga drops action against Liu

Postby admin » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:35 am

HIGHWAY concessionaire Grand Saga has withdrawn its court action against State Local Government, Research and Studies Committee chairman Ronnie Liu over his involvement in the long-standing Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) road closure episode.

However, Liu feels the Grand Saga should not just withdraw legal action against him alone but should also drop charges against the developer Narajaya Sdn Bhd, the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) and the residents as well.

Although the charges against him were dropped, Liu feels that since the state government has a substantial stake in Grand Saga, the company should withdraw charges against all the parties involved.

“It is not fair to the others. After all, what the state wants is a win-win solution for the benefit of all the parties involved,’’ he said.

Liu said this during the official opening of the Bandar Mahkota Cheras/Bandar Sungei Long DAP office by party supremo Lim Kit Siang.

The newly-launched DAP office will also serve as a service centre for MPKj councillor Lee Kee Hiang.

Liu said he would suggest to the state executive council to write to Grand Saga to drop all charges against all parties involved in the BMC problem.

The BMC episode hit the headlines in recent months when thousands of residents decided to remove a barricade placed by Grand Saga to block an access road to the highway.

In May, the residents tore down a barricade built by Grand Saga that prevented access into the housing area of some 40,000 residents.

Some of the large boulders removed were left in the middle of the road leading to BMC and this created a massive traffic jam at the underpass of the Cheras-Kajang highway between the BMC access road and Bandar Tun Hussein Onn access road.

This later turned ugly when residents and the police clashed when Grand Saga decided to put back the boulders to block off the access road.

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