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Company allowed to clear encorachment on land

ALOR SETAR: The High Court here on Thursday, Jan 27 allowed an application from Tradewinds Corridor Sdn Bhd to clear over 150ha of land in Padang Terap, which was allegedly encroached upon by another party.

Judicial commissioner See Mee Chun made the decision in chambers in the presence of lawyers Intan Safinaz Abdullah, who represented Tradewinds Corridor, and Mohammad Shahran Hashim, who represented several defendants.

Speaking to reporters, Intan Safinaz said See had allowed the plaintiff’s application for vacant ownership of the land with cost.

On April 12, 2010, Tradewinds Corridor (formerly known as Kongsi Meriah (M) Sdn Bhd) filed an originating summon to reclaim the land with cost.

The defendants are Azmi Awang Kechik, Abd Halim Awang Kechik Zakaria Ibrahim, Ismail Nazrai, Kosim Abdullah and residents, who occupied part of the land at Mukim Batang Tunggang Kanan, Padang Terap.

In its affidavit, Tradewinds Corridor claimed that the defendants had illegally encroached on the land, which was leased to the company, without approval to plant rubber, erect wire fences and built houses.

The defendants were served with eviction notices but refused to budge.

Mohammad Shahran said the defendants would appeal against the decision and he had so far identified 220 nominees of the land. — Bernama
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