Nursery operators want state govt to give TOL
By JADE CHAN
ABOUT 50 nursery operators in Sungai Buloh are appealing to the Selangor government to grant them the Temporary Occupation Licence (TOL) which they have been requesting for the past two years.
A representative of the nursery opeartors, Lee Chee Chong, said they had complied with all the requirements that the local authorities needed for TOL.
Lee said the nursery operators were upset with the possibility of an organisation taking over their land and did not want a repeat of what happened previously when they paid a few hundred ringgit every month to the Selangor Agriculture Development Corpora-tion (PKPS) for the management of their nurseries.
“The nursery operators have invested a lot into their businesses over the past 10 years.
“We also want the TOL to be granted to us as a contribution for having built Sungai Buloh’s fame as a place for horticulture and landscaping resources,” he said.
Updating on the latest: Dr Mohd Nasir (right) briefing the Sungai Buloh nursery operators. On his left is the group’s representative Lee (in green shirt).
The nursery operators will be submitting a letter to Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to seek a meeting with him soon.
There have been talk recently that the Sungai Buloh nursery plots will be taken over and managed by Yayasan Selangor.
Kota Damansara assemblyman Dr Mohd Nasir Hashim held a meeting with the nursery operators to address the matter and discuss their next course of action.
“All the local authorities involved, including the District Office, Syabas, Public Works Department and Petaling Jaya City Council, have already agreed to approve the nursery operators’ applications for TOL.
“The District Office has even sent the paperwork on the TOL matter to the state government for its endorsement.”
Nasir subsequently wrote to Khalid to seek clarification.
“The MB then asked the District Office to respond to my letter.
“I later met two of the state executive councillors who said everyone have agreed to having Yayasan Selangor come in,” he said.