Stulang Laut community fears empty victory

Martin Vengadesan

Modified 29 Nov 2019, 2:32 am

Despite a nine-year-old legal victory and the assurances of the Johor menteri besar, a decades-long case could come to a fruitless end next week.

On Nov 13, the Johor High Court heard the application to strike out the judicial review suit which was filed to enforce the nine-year-old court order awarding the Orang Laut Seletar compensation after being evicted from their ancestral lands in Stulang Laut in 1993.

The land has now become prime land, encompassing a hotel, shopping mall and a ferry terminal...

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