Friday, 1 March 2013

Controversial illegal car shed // 争议性的非法车棚




副首席部长拿督于墨齋,也是一名律师,在214日干预一宗已获得庭令并要进行拆除的非法车棚。 接着他于222日在本地报章上发表一篇言论说我不是要阻止法庭指令。 于氏的做法和说法实在是自相矛盾。

法庭发出指令拆除位于亚庇升旗山的非法车棚,那是由于该车棚是非法占用政府马路保留地,进而阻止他人的去路。 非常遗憾的是该项指令却遭受到副首席部长兼国阵高层领袖的干预和阻止,实在是无法理解。 这让人民不禁要问到底国阵政府是如何运作和管理沙巴州的事务,特别是这一宗简单的非法车棚问题,虽已有法庭指令拆除,却被国阵高官干预而无法顺利执行。



An article in the Daily Express on February 22, 2013 read “I am not stopping court order: Yee”. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai, a lawyer, said that he was not stopping the court order when, in fact, he was intervening in the demolition exercise of an illegal car shed which was supposed to be carried out on February 14, 2013.

The dispossession and removal order of a car shed illegally occupying a government road reserve on Signal Hill, Kota Kinabalu, could be intervene by a Deputy Chief Minister and Senior BN party leader is beyond comprehension. How can the government operate and manage the complex Sabah affairs when a simple car shed issue with a court order and warrant cannot be easily executed?


Two years ago, the aggrieved parties and the landowner of a plot of land on the Signal Hill, filed a complaint to the DBKK and the Assistant Collector of Land Revenue for access to their land which is blocked by an illegal structures comprising of a car shed constructed on a road reserve with a few pieces of timber and a few corrugated zinc roofing sheets. They were given a torturous period of reminders and run around between the authorities dragging their feet. Their complaint was finally acted upon by the Assistant Collector of Land Revenue and the State Government of Sabah, who through the State Attorney General, filed a case with the Magistrate Court at Kota Kinabalu under case BKI-89-15/10 2012.

The case was heard on November 27, 2012 and ruled in favor of the Lands & Survey Department and the State Government of Sabah. A Warrant was issued by Magistrate Court to the Police to dispossess the said reserve from the illegal occupants. The Police, Land & Survey Department, Public Works Department, and Dewan Bandar Kota Kinabalu had met and decided to act on February 14, 2013. The Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai in the February 22, 2013, Daily Express said that he intervened with the Magistrate Court order, and the demolition exercise was called off upon his request. Is this not a contempt of court for interference?

Yee, in the press release, explained the basis of his intervention as “it is still the Chinese New Year periods” as well as February 14 is “Valentine Day”, the action must be put off. And when pressured, he instead suggested that it was up to the relevant authorities to act.

The KK MP Hiew King Cheu commented that Yee, as a lawyer, needs to be reminded that he had in the first place intervened with the legal process when he acted against the relevant authorities who had wanted to act in due process. This is unbecoming for a Deputy Chief Minister, a Senior BN party leader and a lawyer to protect some illegal car sheds blocking the access to the land of a legal landowner. How would Yee feel if someone put up a car shed in front of the access to his land/house?

Hiew said, a simple illegal car shed took years to act upon and even with a court order and warrant, and the issue could be superseded by “undue political interference”. For the relevant authorities to coordinate the next round of demolition, it will involve a few government departments and agencies meaning that it will be a waste of public funds and time.

If a simple car shed issue cannot be resolved quickly, what would the people of Sabah and Malaysia expect from the BN government? We have to use this case as precedence to decide whether we want the BN people to manage our country or not.


KK MP Hiew King Cheu


争议性的非法车棚

副首席部长拿督于墨齋,也是一名律师,在214日干预一宗已获得庭令并要进行拆除的非法车棚。 接着他于222日在本地报章上发表一篇言论说我不是要阻止法庭指令。 于氏的做法和说法实在是自相矛盾。

法庭发出指令拆除位于亚庇升旗山的非法车棚,那是由于该车棚是非法占用政府马路保留地,进而阻止他人的去路。 非常遗憾的是该项指令却遭受到副首席部长兼国阵高层领袖的干预和阻止,实在是无法理解。 这让人民不禁要问到底国阵政府是如何运作和管理沙巴州的事务,特别是这一宗简单的非法车棚问题,虽已有法庭指令拆除,却被国阵高官干预而无法顺利执行。

在两年前,该地主向亚庇市政厅和土地局投诉有关他们土地的去路被非法车棚阻挡着。 该以木架和锌片建成的非法车棚是兴建在州政府马路保留地。 该地主多次向市政厅以及各政府部门要求解决该问题。 他们的投诉终于获得当局和土地局的关注,该项提诉也透过州总检察长在亚庇地方法庭的获得拆除指令(BKI-89-15/10 2012)

该指令于20121127日进行了聆讯,法庭向警方发出执行庭令采取行动取回被非法占用的政府马路保留地。 警方,土地局,工务局和亚庇市政厅也已开会安排工作,并决定于今年214日采取行动拆除。 222日的本地报章,副首席部长拿督于墨齋说,他干预法庭的指令,在他的要求下搁置该拆除行动。 于氏的举动无疑是干涉庭令。

过后于氏在报章上解释说,他之所以干预的原因是因为仍然是农历新年期间”,此外214日是情人节,因此该项拆除行动必须推延。 但是当他被挑战有关该事件时,他反而说,拆除行动是由有关当局作出决定的。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲要提醒于墨齋,身为一名律师,他应该清楚他是在干预当局要依据法律程序采取拆除行动,而他的行为有违背律法之嫌。 于氏身为副首席部长兼国阵高层领袖和身为律师,他的行动是非常不得体。 他竟然维护非法车棚的建设,而干预该地主合法的权益。如果有人在拿督于的土地或屋子前面非法兴建车棚,不知他的感想如何,或者他会像该地主一样,向法庭申请庭令要求立即拆除?

邱氏说,如此简单的非法车棚事件却需要花上两年的时间来处理,甚至已有了庭令,却受到不必要的政治干预”而无法拆除。 如今有关当局需要再次安排下一回合的拆除行动,这将会涉及各政府部门和机构,尤其是在文件上的安排,这意味着又要再浪费公帑和时间。

如果国阵政府对这么简单的非法车棚事件都不能解决,沙巴和马来西亚人对他们还有什么指望? 这宗事件清楚反映出国阵的无能,因此我们必须要立即更换他们。