Tuesday, April 25, 2006

KL City Hall Sealed

As I am enjoying milo ice with Nick and Jing, I remembered something very interesting. KL City Hall was sealed because of the stupid Datuk Bandar's laziness and refusal to pay. Now here's the story in red. Clauses in Blue are my comments.

MAIL HIGHLIGHTS: KL city hall sealed
Najmuddin Najib
April 20:
KUALA LUMPUR: City Hall paid more than RM500,000 yesterday to the family of a two-year-old boy who fell four floors after slipping through a broken railing at the Seri Melaka flats in Cheras last December.

The payment is said to be unprecedented and was to forestall the complete sealing of the City Hall headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut.

A cheque for RM500,910 was issued about 4.30pm yesterday, after lawyers representing the family, armed with a court order, had sealed off certain sections of the City Hall headquarters. They also threatened to seal other properties in Jalan Raja Laut.

On Dec 20, Putera Marzuqi Hue sustained a cracked skull and swollen brain after falling through the railing from the fourth floor of the flats.

On Jan 23 this year, the family’s counsel, Keppy Wong, filed a claim for damages.

On March 21, the Kuala Lumpur High Court awarded the family RM500,000 in general damages, RM685 in special damages and RM225 in costs.

When City Hall failed to pay up, lawyers representing the family obtained the writ of seizure and sale from the Kuala Lumpur High Court on April 10.

Wong told The Malay Mail: “We were left with no other recourse but to seize and seal the premises as City Hall had failed to settle the amount ordered by the court.

“We believe we had given them ample time to respond to the order.” (Trust me they won't entertain people who asks money from them)

About 10.30am yesterday, Wong, accompanied by co-counsel Eric Tan, Putera Marzuqi’s father Haris Abdullah Hue and a court bailiff, went to Datuk Bandar Datuk Ruslin Hassan’s office on the 28th floor of the City Hall headquarters.

Wong said they were made to wait for two hours, only to be informed later that Ruslin was unable to meet them. (Typical CB Business Man's Tactics)

“Instead, we had a meeting with City Hall’s lawyers who made several offers in exchange for us to stop the execution of the court order. (What can they offer? Hampers or shopping vouchers?)

“Following a brief consultation with my client, I had to decline the offer,” he said, adding that the discussion continued until 2pm.

He said the execution order resumed at 2.30pm, and they began sealing off certain sections of the building.

“However, we were unable to seal off the Datuk Bandar’s office as security personnel barred us from entering. I informed them that by preventing the court bailiff from doing his work, they may be in contempt of court. (If his room is being seal, how is he going to come out?)

“Still, they refused to adhere to the court order,” he added.

Wong said he then went to another floor to begin contempt proceedings. He was then informed that a meeting was scheduled at 3pm with City Hall’s Deputy Director of Administration, Normah Malik.

By then, the lawyers and bailiff had sealed almost half the building.

“At the meeting, she informed us that City Hall would issue the cheque to us within two hours. We agreed and asked the bailiff to stop the execution of the court order.

“At about 4.30pm, we received the cheque for the full amount,” he said, adding that it was never their intention to embarrass anyone.

“We had gone to the Datuk Bandar’s office first, as we wanted to give him an opportunity to settle the payment with minimal fuss.

“When he declined to meet us, we were left with no choice but to carry out the court order,” he said. (Well Done!!!)

Efforts to obtain comments from Ruslin and City Hall director-general Salleh Yusup proved futile. (Of course lah, loose face already mah)

Meanwhile, Haris said he was relieved the matter has been settled.

“My son is not the same as he was before the incident. We hope we can now obtain better treatment for him and help him in his recovery,” he said.

Source is from the MalayMail website.

So Final Score

Commoner 1 - 0 Datuk Bandar

A victory well won over someone influential. And from his photo, I felt that he looks like those lazy B@$t@Rd$ ................... (^^) Try to be more lazy from now on and there will be more victories for the people in the future.

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