Wednesday, March 14, 2012

MP calls on residents illegally using state land in Clementi to come forward

SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Sim Ann is calling on those who have been illegally using a plot of state land at Clementi Avenue 4 to come forward.

She was speaking to reporters at the 1,800 square metre site which has been used by nearby residents for farming for almost 30 years.

Those using the land are now facing orders by the Singapore Land Authority to vacate by March 20.

Ms Sim said: "If they don't identify themselves, it's going to be very hard for us to represent their views when we engage with agencies such as the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and other concerned agencies such as the National Environment Agency. The SLA has also assured us that they will work with the community and stakeholders to come up with an arrangement that is for the greater community interest.

A resident living in Clementi had raised concerns a few weeks ago about leaves being burnt at the plot.

The burning had caused problems for her child who has asthma.

Aside from health concerns, the National Environment Agency is also worried about mosquito breeding.

Residents who have been using the land said they hope a compromise will be reached soon.

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Source From Channel News Asia

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