Wednesday February 25, 2009
Council orders cattle owner to vacate TNB land.
By ELAN PERUMAL
A CATTLE farmer who has set up a “farm’’ in a vacant piece of TNB land between Bandar Bukit Tinggi and Bandar Botanic in Klang will face action from the authority if he refused to move out of the area.
The warning came from the Klang Municipal Council, which had earlier this month conducted a series of inspections.
Council deputy president Mohd Jaid Ehsan said they had captured part of the cattle and more inspections would be held to clean up the area.
He said the captured cattle would be sent to the council’s Centre for Animal Collection located in Bandar Sultan Sulaiman in Port Klang.
“The Klang Land Office has issued the owner of the cattle notice to move out but the person has requested the authority for some time before moving out.
“We have identified three new areas for the cattle, but the owner has yet to respond,’ Mohd Jaid said.
The council’s public relations officer Norfiza Mahfiz confirmed that they had received numerous complaints from residents in the area.
“The owner of the cattle does not have approval to fence up the vacant land under the TNB high tension cables and turn it into a farm,’’ she said.
StarMetro on Monday reported that the residents of Bandar Bukit Tinggi and Bandar Botanic were puzzled over the presence of a corral between the two housing estates.
They supsected that a cowherd, who had in the past let the cattle to graze around the two housing estates, had recently built the enclosure.