Pengerusi Biro Kerajaan Tempatan KEADILAN, Hee Loy Sian mendesak Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) bertindak tegas terhadap penjaja yang mahu membuka gerai di hadapan rumah Pengerusi Bersih, Datuk S Ambiga.
Beliau berkata, tindakan peniaga tersebut jelas menyalahi Undang-Undang Kecil Pelesenan Penjaja dan Gerai (Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur) 1989 apabila menjaja di kawasan yang tidak sesuai.
“Kalau mereka mahu berniaga, perlulah mendapatkan lesen daripada DBKL. Persoalannya, adakah DBKL akan meluluskan lesen itu kerana ia jelas menyalahi undang-undang kerajaan tempatan,” katanya dihubungi Keadilan Daily.
Beliau mengulas sekumpulan 60 penjaja dilaporkan merancang berniaga di depan rumah Ambiga di Bukit Damansara pada Khamis dan Jumaat ini.
Tindakan itu kononnya bagi menampung kerugian mereka akibat perhimpunan pada 28 April lepas.
Sebelum ini, sekumpulan bekas tentera ‘membuang tabiat’ melakukan senaman lucah dengan membongkok dan menggoyang-goyangkan punggung mereka ke arah kediaman Ambiga.
Rumah bekas Presiden Majlis Peguam itu turut menjadi sasaran tindakan dangkal sekumpuan peniaga yang membuka gerai burger.
Mengulas tindakan itu, Loy Sian yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun), Petaling Jaya Selatan berkata, tindakan protes seumpama itu perlu dihentikan kerana khuatir akan menjadi budaya balas membalas.
“Sekarang ini di rumah Ambiga, esok atau lusa di rumah Perdana Menteri pula. Kalau ia tidak dicegah, sampai bila-bila pun ia tidak akan berkesudahan,” katanya.
Justeru, beliau mengesyorkan mereka yang tidak berpuas hati boleh berdemonstrasi sepuas-puasnya di tempat terbuka seperti di Dataran Merdeka.- keadilandaily.com
Gerakan objects to stalls outside Ambiga's house...
Gerakan has urged petty traders to shelve their plan to set up stalls in front of Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan's house on Thursday and Friday to protest alleged loss of trade during the Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur on April 28.
Raising concern in a statement today, vice-president Mah Siew Keong (left) said holding demonstrations in front of private residences "should be stopped as it is not part of Malaysian culture".
“I am happy to note that the ‘thosai protest’ outside the house of the deputy inspector-general of police (has been cancelled). If such practices continue, then we may have protests throughout the country in front of somebody’s house every week,” Mah said.
All similar protests, including the 'butt exercises' in front of Ambiga's house and mock funeral in front of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's house,"should be condemned", he said.
Kuala Lumpur Petty Traders Action Council chairperson Jamal Md Yunus said yesterday they were calling the protest 'Bersih 4.0 - mencucikan Bersih 1,2,3' (Bersih 4.0 - cleaning up Bersih 1,2,3).
The action council will be visiting the site opposite Ambiga’s house in Damansara today to mark out the trading zones.
It also expected to seek a trading permit from Kuala Lumpur City Hall tomorrow and Jamal said the traders would carry out their planned protest even if the permit is denied.
According to Jamal, the traders would be operating stalls selling household goods, food and drinks from 3.30pm to 8pm on both days.
However, Mah urged the police and local authorities to ensure tight security to avoid any “untoward” incidents.
There were “other more constructive and positive ways” to display their dissatisfaction, he added.- malaysiakini
DBKL says - No burger stall when we visited...
While an array of photos and videos show some traders operating a burger stall in front of Ambiga's house two weeks ago, DBKL says the stall did not exist when its officers came calling...three days later.
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has done it again.
Despite news of a burger protest in front of S Ambiga’s house on May 10 splashed across news pages and websites, the City Hall has denied that there was ever a burger stall set up in front of her residence.
Responding to an e-mail query by FMT on action to be taken against the stall operator, DBKL enforcement division spokesperson Abdul Syatar Abdul Halim said :”Based on a complaint received on May 14, this department conducted an investigation at the location in Bukit Damansara only to find no burger hawkers operating in front of Ambiga’s house.
“According to Ambiga’s personal body guard, the hawkers left on May 10,” said Syatar.
On May 10, by a group of burger stall operators from an NGO called Malaysia Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Alliance (Ikhlas) set up their stalls in front of Ambiga’s home and distributed free burgers.
They resorted to this action because they claimed that the Bersih rally for free and fair elections in the federal capital on April 28 had disrupted their livelihood.
The police, on their part, had said that they were powerless to act against the burger protesters as these hawkers did not break any laws that was criminal in nature.
The attention then turned towards DBKL, which enacts and enforces local council by-laws in Kuala Lumpur.
On Wednesday, lawyer K Shanmuga pointed out that the protesters flouted by-laws 11(1) and 22(2) of the Licensing of Hawkers and Stalls (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) 1989 which was enacted under the Local Government Act.
With the DBKL’s reply today, it is very unlikely that the burger protesters in front of Ambiga’s house would face the law.
GERAKAN: Batalkan demo di rumah Ambiga
We will not be cowed, says Bersih...
The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) will continue its nationwide roadshow despite threats of harm, said its co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan.
“It was targeted at me, but nothing will change, our campaign is about voter education and it will go on,” she said when contacted today.
Last Saturday's event in Merlimau, Malacca,was marred by attacks by a group of angry individuals, who pelted eggs and stones at two DAP state assemblypersons and supporters.- malaysiakini