Bukit Jalil Estate residents lodge reports against mayor, DBKL and police officer

The residents at the Dang Wangi police headquarters


The residents of the Bukit Jalil Estate today lodged two police reports in relation to the alleged invasion of the former estate quarters last week by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the police.

At the Dang Wangi police district headquarters, one report was lodged against DBKL, Kuala Lumpur mayor Ahmad Fuad Ismail, and one Inspector Chandran from the Sungai Besi police station; and a second report was lodged against Chandran alone.

Chandran is alleged by the residents to have verbally abused the women residents and shown intimidating behaviour towards them when they tried to prevent him and his officers from tearing down banners at the estate entrance.

P Kalidevi, S Komathi, and S Saraspathy made the report against Chandran.

“He had used harsh words [against us] and also asked for our ICs without any reason,” they claimed in the report.

They added that Chandran had called them ‘dogs’, likening them to ‘dogs looking to be thrown a bone’, before pointing his finger at them and asking if they were in fact women.

He was reportedly part of a contingent of 20 DBKL officers and 10 police officers that entered the estate compound and apparently broke chairs and tore down banners protesting DBKL’s role in evicting the residents.

The residents have obtained an injunction against DBKL to prevent any form of demolition, with the next court hearing scheduled for June 16.

In the other police report made by S Thiagarajan and N Balakrishnan, DBKL is claimed to be in ‘contempt of court’ for having invaded the estate while a court hearing is pending.

The report also cites the United Nations Resolution on Forced Evictions (1993), and DBKL’s ignorance of it.

To date, the residents have filed nearly 100 police reports since they were issued their first eviction notice by DBKL.

They have warned that if no action is taken on their latest police reports, they will march on Bukit Aman to demand answers.