Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunos has alleged selective treatment under Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali's leadership after his resort in Sekinchan was seized for failing to obtain a hotel licence.
“As the menteri besar there shouldn’t be selective treatment. He gives (a licence) to ‘anak dara’ but not to a divorcee.
“He is not a menteri besar only for PKR or Pakatan Harapan, but a menteri besar for the people of Selangor,” he said.
Jamal is likely referring to vendor Siti Hajjar Ahmad, who rose to fame after her run-in with local council authorities was highlighted on Facebook as her ‘Nasi Lemak Anak Dara’ business did not have a licence.
Azmin later personally visited her stall and presented her with a form to apply for a licence.
Jamal said he, too, is a Selangorian.
On Thursday, the Sungai Besar District Council (MDSB) seized Jamal’s resort and commenced demolition of the premises.
However, Jamal’s lawyers succeeded in preventing a complete demolition and will challenge the matter in court.
Claims followed laws
Yesterday, Jamal defiantly “officially opened” the resort with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and shredded up MDSB’s notice.
Jamal denied that he was going against the law with his defiant act and instead accused MDSB of not complying with the law when seizing his resort.
“I am a person who respects the law and if there is any wrongdoing (by me) then use the law. I will challenge it in court,” he said.
MDSB president Azlinda Azman had said that Jamal was operating an unlicensed hotel.
She said Jamal failed to comply with the municipal council’s conditions to obtain a Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
“He needs a CCC to operate and so long as there is no CCC he cannot operate the resort.
“He did apply for one but his application was incomplete... we had given him six months as well as an extension but he still failed to comply,” she had said.
She added the decision to seize the resort was made in a meeting on Dec 19.- Mkini