Court of Appeal dismisses bid by villagers to fight eviction

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The Court of Appeal today dismissed a bid by the villagers in Kampung Bakar Batu in Perling, Johor Baru, to fight against their eviction and to demand a higher compensation from the company which owns the land they have occupied for decades.

A three-member bench led by Justice Alizatul Khair Osman delivered the unanimous decision that there is no triable issue to be considered by the court.

She ruled that the fact that the village had electricity and water supply and that the local council had erected a signboard for the village "are not evidence of implied consent for them (villagers) to be on the land...

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