27 September, 2007

UiTM are building it anyway.


Pembinaan Fakulti Perubatan UiTM diteruskan

Oleh ABDUL YAZID ALIAS

SHAH ALAM 26 Sept. – Kerajaan akan meneruskan pembinaan Fakulti Perubatan dan Pergigian Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), di Sungai Buloh yang dihentikan sementara sejak awal bulan ini.

Naib Canselor UiTM, Datuk Seri Ibrahim Abu Shah berkata, keputusan untuk meneruskan pembinaan projek itu dibuat dalam mesyuarat Kabinet pada 12 September lalu.

Berikutan keputusan tersebut, katanya, projek yang menelan belanja RM218 juta itu akan diteruskan mengikut jadual asal.

‘‘Keputusan ini dicapai melalui tiga kementerian iaitu Kementerian Kesihatan, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi serta Kementerian Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan yang sepakat untuk bekerjasama termasuk menarik semula perintah penangguhan projek oleh Suruhanjaya Warisan Negara.


Thank you to Enigma who posted this in the comments of one of my postings. It is not so much that I am against the building of the facility but I am highly skeptical of the way the matter have been progressing. If it was a uninhabited piece of property it is not much of a problem but what was my grouse is that there are people staying there. After the demolition started some had to stay in makeshift tents. Now how can the government or part of it's affiliated institution allow such thing to happen?

I have not been to the site myself but I have driven by and saw the tent for my own eyes. It is sad really. So, to friends of mine... I don't really care if my case is still pending the decision of the minister. What this University has proceed to do and the manner it has done it, thus far is really sad and cruel. I guess someone is mighty happy now.

ps: Anyone knows the luck of the family that was staying in that tent? Are they still there or they have been given proper housing and facilities?









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