Just by the main road on the road reserve
An illegal satay house was found within the vicinity, about 200 meters, of Istana Zakaria . The land belongs to the state with no Temporary Occupation License (TOL), a prerequisite for any construction on the land, being issued to anyone by the Klang Land Office. Building plan for the structure has not been submitted to the Klang Municipal Council (MPK), not to mention the business license.
I was supposed to bring journalists to visit the site at 12.30 p.m. My secretary, Lim Lip Suan, and I arrived earlier and I was happily taking photographs of the satay house when Lip Suan told me that Zakaria Mat Deros was coincidentally sitting outside the restaurant under a shed next to the structure with a few persons.
Upon discovering that I was taking photographs of the illegal structure, about 4 of them rushed towards me and fiercely asked why I should take photographs of the sturcture. Obviously, they knew me because the fierce guy said something to the effect that an elected representative should not have done that. Only one journalist from Nanyang Siang Pau was around when I took the photograph and when the 4 guys approached me, I quickly ask Lip Suan and the journalist to get into the car. When I noticed that they were slowly surrounding Lip Suan's car, I quickly get into Lip Suan's car and left the place to avoid any untowards happening.
My information reveals that the MPK has even spent the public fund for the landscaping around the satay house. How could this happen? Who is the powerful politician behind the trespass of the state land and illegal construction who can also run business without license but with impunity?
The irony is when the MPK is working extraordinary hard to enforce the state government's "zero squatters" policy by attempting to demolish all the squatter houses within its jurisdiction, it is, at the same time, allowing, tolerating and even encouraging illegal construction like the Istana Zakaria and this satay house to grow within the same jurisdiction.
The MPK must demolish the satay house immediately to prove that there is no double standard in its enforcement and that it does not kowtow to any powerful politician.