YTL has agreed to sell the units at RM 45,000 each, which is the current market price for low cost flats in KL.
Over 200 families who have been living in Kampung Railway for over 50 years were asked to move out to make war for development.
But to the contrary the Malay muslim Kg. Baru villagers have each been offered RM 4 million as compensation, and a part of Kg Baru to be preserved as the only Malay muslim enclave in the heart of K.L city.
To add insult to injury UMNO Wilayah Minister gets his Indian Deputy Minister mandore to grant “temporary flats for Kg Railway residents (NST 15/11/10 at page S 3).
Why is it when it comes to the Indian poor it is almost always a temporary solution.
Beginning with Hindu temples and cemeteries, 523 Tamil schools and Indian villages, it is almost always a temporary solution by UMNO, PKR, DAP and PAS alike, but only for the poor Indians. In bi-racial One Malay-sia this does not happen to the poor Malays, orang asli, Kadazan, Iban or even poor Chinese who have hundreds of new villages as their social safety net. But there are almost zero permanent Indian villages with land titles as a social safety net.
The Chinese poor have at least 507 Chinese New Villages nationwide (The Star 11/8/10 at page N 18) to where they can fall back on.
All these are because the poor Indians are politically powerless and economically weak.
HRP’s Project 15/38 is the only way forward.