Friday, August 21, 2009

Federal Court strikes out Buah Pala residents' application - Malaysiakini

The Federal Court today dealt a blow to Kampung Buah Pala residents in Penang when it struck out their second leave application and allowed a preliminary objection raised by landowner Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang Bhd and developer Numestro Venture Sdn Bhd.
Chief Judge of Malaya Justice Ariffin Zakaria - who led the three member bench - announced the unanimous decision.
The other two judges are Federal Court judge Justice Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin and Court of Appeal judge Justice Md Raus Sharif.Ariffin also ordered the villagers to pay cost.The villagers were represented by Darshan Singh Khaira and P Uthayakumar.
Nusmetro was represented Shareen Abdul Manan while Karin Lai acted for the Koperasi.The developer has fixed Sept 1 for the demolition of the houses.