Bakri MP Er Teck Hwa submitted a petition to Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia today condemning the clearing of seven plots in a Chinese burial site earlier this year.
The petition, filed under Standing Order 19, was signed by 1,699 local residents who are holding the federal government responsible for clearing the site without their prior consent.
Er, flanked by representatives from Johor DAP, lashed out at the developers and the Johor government for disregarding the Chinese community's customs and traditions.
The site had been levelled during land reclamation works for the construction of a disputed deepwater petroleum terminal by oil and gas company Dialog Group Bhd.
Dialog is among the companies that are investing in Pengerang, where national oil giant Petronas is to build the RM60 billion refinery and integrated petrochemical complex.
Last week, a local protest group retrieved tombstones belonging to ancestors of residents in the locality and demanded that they be rightfully compensated for the land.