Kuala Lumpur, Jan.13: The fear of being homeless is haunting 250 Malay Indian and Malay Tamil Families in Malaysia. About 250 Malay Indian and Malay Tamil families in the Kampung Pandan Indian settlement are worried that they would not be able to celebrate Pongal (Harvest Festival) on Wednesday, Jan 14 as they have received final notices from the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) to vacate their houses by on Tuesday, Jan 13.
A Malaysia Nanban report said the families had been living there for the past 70 years. In earlier letters to the residents, DBKL requested the residents to move into rental houses built by the city council in Bukit Jalil, Puchong. The residents, in their counter offer, asked for houses in the Sri Alam, Sungai Besi area. DBKL rejected the request.
The residents are hoping that Federal Territories Deputy Minister M. Saravanan would look into the problem and find an amicable solution.