An Indian restaurant, Sri Muthiara, situated beside Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ)in Padang Jawa, Klang has been operating in an illegal structure since 2004 and no action has been taken by the Shah Alam City Council. The reason must be that it belongs to Dato Sivalingam a/l Arumugam Karuppiah, the Selangor State Executive Council member.
I brought the journalist to the site this morning and was told that Dato Sivalingam just left the restaurant minutes before my arrival.
The illegal structure sits on a triangle land between the JPJ and the Klang-KL Federal Highway. The original land registered under the proprietorship of Syarikat Kerjasama Nesa Pelbagai Sdn Bhd was partly acquired by the government in 1991.
On August 7 2006, the land was transferred to Sivalingam. However, Sivalingam's relative has been operating the restaurant illegally on the land since 2004.
A land search result shows that the category of land use was not stated in the land title. Under normal circumstances, if category of land use is not stated in the title, the local government will not consider any building plan application even if it is submitted.
Let's see what Khir Toyo has to say about it now.