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The single mother (right) and Lee at the press conference.
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Factory owners in elok Going are being urged to legalise their operations and contribute towardsimproving the condition o roads.Klang Member o Parliament Charles Santiago, who visitedthe area yesterday, pointed out that more than three quarterso the actories here are illegal and contribute nothing toimproving surrounding roads.“Tey do not contribute to the road-maintenance und setup by legal actory owners and villagers have been complaining to me about bad road conditions,” said Santiago.Roads in the industrial area are in deplorable condition andriddled with potholes. Villagers say they are ortunate that therehas been no accident so ar.However, they have appealed to Santiago to resolve thelong-standing problem.Klang councillor Ismail Arsat, who was present yesterday,also urged illegal actory owners to legalise their operations.He said the state had extended the discount provided orthese actories to change their land status rom agricultural toindustrial till year’s end.He added that only 20 per cent o the illegal actory ownershad taken advantage o the oer.
Villagers seered over illegalfactories
Girl, 12, molestedon way to school
A single mother whose 12-year-old daughter was molestedhere while on the way to school onMonday yesterday came out to warn other parents to saeguard their loved ones.Although the culprit was caught byneighbours and handed over to police thesame day, the hawker is coming out toraise awareness o the scourge.“I want to speak out now so that thisdoesn’t happen to anyone else,” said the36-year-old mother o two.Te woman, who runs a ood stall, wasspeaking at a press conerence at the oceo eratai assemblywoman Jenice Lee. Shesaid she wanted other parents to keep a watchul eye on their children.On Feb 14, her daughter was on her way to buy exercise books at a stationeryshop beore going to school when she wassexually assaulted.“My daughter usually had lunch at mystall beore going to school, but that dayshe was almost 15 minutes late,” she said.he woman, suspecting something amiss, went to look or her, only to ndher daughter crying as she came out o thealley behind the hawker area.Te girl, who recounted the incident,told her mother and people having lunchin the stalls that she had been molested inthe alley.She also described her assailant as male, wearing a brown t shirt and aged about 20.“As soon as my daughter described thesuspect, I immediately realised that I hadactually seen him 30 minutes beore that,”
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Te Klang member o Parliament isurging authorities ence up the Muslim cemetery in elukGong here, to prevent dogs rom digging up graves.“I hope the Selangor Islamic Aairs Department(JAIS) can act immediately,” said Charles Charles Santiago yesterday.During the visit, Santiago listened to grouses o the resi-dents who were concerned about the situation. Village chie Abdul Razak Karim said they had appealedto JAIS in 2005 but nothing had been done.“Sometimes even the bodies can be seen,” he told the press,adding that the villagers have been covering up the disturbedgraves.Abdul Razak hopes JAIS will act ast to prevent the straysrom entering the cemetery.Used by six villages in eluk Gong, villagers have caughtaround 20 stray dogs this year in order to reduce the numbero graves disturbed.
Strays desecrating graves
the woman said.Outraged neighbours nally caughtthe suspect afer a struggle.Lee said there were cases o delin-quents extorting schoolchildren romthe nearby secondary school.“I have written a letter to the head-master o the school to inorm him thathis students have been extorted andalso bullied by delinquents in the area,”she added.Residents have also ound evidenceo glue-sning in the parks and alleysin the area, Lee said.Lee has appealed to the state to provide more nancial assistance tound youth civic programmes in herconstituency.
Villagers showing Santiago a pothole in this road.The Muslim cemetery in Teluk Gongwhich is being threatened by strays.