Houses demolished in Buah Pala, 18 arrested

Athi Shankar

Modified 4 Sep 2009, 2:26 am

The highly controversial eviction of Kampung Buah Pala villagers started today as developer Nusmetro Venture (P) Sdn Bhd moved in to tear down houses of owners who had agreed to relocate.

The demolition team used iron rods and sledgehammers to tear down four houses whose owners had agreed to a relocation and compensation deal. But in a David-and-Goliath battle, the rest of the village is insisting on staying put.

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