Archiv für Februar 2011

Resolve squatter issue, state urged

THE Bagan MCA Youth wants the Penang Government to solve the problem of squatter families who are living in temporary longhouses on Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth.

Its chief David Chua, who is also the Bagan Barisan Nasional coordinator, said he was aware that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had agreed to call the developer and residents for a meeting.

“I hope Lim can resolve the issue without delaying further. The issue has been pending for the last 15 years,” Chua said during a Chinese New Year celebration dinner at Jalan Dahlia in Butterworth last Tuesday.
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Court evicts Brighton Taj squatters

A judge has ordered squatters occupying a Kemp Town supermarket to leave within 24 hours or face prosecution.

Members of the group have been sleeping on the floor of the closed down Taj greengrocer store in St James’s Street since February 12 in protest at plans to put a Sainsbury’s store there.

Taj’s parent company went into administration last year after running up debts of millions of pounds.
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Police officers sacked over squatter arrest

Two Metropolitan Police officers who gave misleading accounts of an arrest have been sacked.

Sgt Marcus Garvey and Pc Wayne Campbell faced an internal misconduct hearing after being recorded by a squatter during an arrest in Kidbrooke.

They were found to have used unlawful force when detaining Ben Thacker and to have given inaccurate accounts.
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Naperville squatter can stay, city council rules

Naperville’s infamous squatter, Scott Huber, can remain at the corner of Burlington and Ogden outside Show-Me’s restaurant or at any other public right of way outside Naperville’s downtown.
Naperville City Council members followed the advice of city attorneys and unanimously decided Tuesday to not alter or amend any city ordinances that prohibit camping, sleeping and storing personal property on public ways in downtown.
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Leegstandprotest: Tien voorstellen om leegstand kantoren te bestrijden

Leegstandprotest: Tien voorstellen om leegstand kantoren te bestrijden
Den Haag – SP-Kamerlid Paulus Jansen presenteert vandaag tien voorstellen
om de leegstand van kantoorruimte te bestrijden. Jansen: ‘Op dit moment
staat ongeveer acht miljoen vierkante meter kantoren leeg. Dat zijn 1.100
voetbalvelden! Als je bedenkt hoeveel moeite een normaal gezin heeft om
een betaalbare huur- of koopwoning te vinden, dan weet je dat in Nederland
niet gebouwd wordt voor de behoefte van mensen maar voor de winst van
speculanten.’
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