Menteri minta rakyat saman Majlis Daerah Tampin

Isunya mengenai petugas Majlis Daerah Tampin yang menembak mati anjing yang ada lesen sah dan berada dalam kawasan halaman rumah tuan anjing tersebut atas alasan mendapat aduan anjing tadi tidak berhenti menyalak kerana bunyi mercun di musim perayaan Hari Raya Idil Fitri 2010. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan minta agar tuan punya anjing mengambil tindakan undang-undang ke atas Majlis Daerah Tampin kerana PBT tidak berhak menembak anjing yang ada lesen dan laman tuan rumahnya sendiri.

Kalau anjing ada lesen boleh ke petugas PBT tembak ? Macamana kalau orang buat bising main mercun ke, karaoke di kawasan perumahan hingga tengah malam, boleh tembak ke orang yang buat bising tu ?

Berita sebelum ini Anjing jinak ada lesen ditembak mati di N.Sembilan pada pautan berikut http://amkns.blogspot.com/2010/09/anjing-jinak-ada-lesen-ditembak-mati-di.html

Owner plans to sue Tampin council over brutal killing for his licensed pet dog in house compound
Malay Mail
Friday, October 8th, 2010 12:47:00

SEREMBAN: Emotionally tormented S. Singaravelu, who lost his two-year-old licensed dog Johnny to shooting by the Tampin Municipal Council officials two months ago, is planning to sue the council to seek justice for his pet's brutal death.

The 55-year-old security guard told The Malay Mail: "I don't care about money. In fact, if I win the court case, I will donate the money to animal shelters such as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

"What I want is justice for my beloved Johnny. I do not want anyone else to go through such misery and injustice. No one should go through what I am going through."

Since the death of his dog, SIngaravelu has forked out money, especially to travel to Ampang to meet up with officials of the SPCA Selangor, but felt the extra financial burden would be worth it if he managed to get justice for Johnny's death.

"We humans know a lot of people, but it is not the same with dogs. The only people dogs know and love are their owners. Their owners are everything.

"Johnny's world revolves around me. I am deeply saddened by his death. I still cannot believe he is gone. The emptiness inside me is indescribable. No other dog could replace Johnny."

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Wira Chor Chee Heung, who was disgusted with the way Johnny was killed, had asked Singaravelu to take legal action against the council as "the authorities or those involved had no right to shoot a dog inside a house compound".

Chor had said even if Johnny was a nuisance and many had complained about it, shooting the animal was not the solution as the council should have issued a notice to Singaravelu to explain the problem and gave him time to do something about it.

"If the owner failed to take action, only then can they consider shooting the dog," he told The Paper That Cares last week.

On Aug 24, Singaravelu was dismayed to find Johnny – which he found two years ago at a market near his house in Taman Minang – missing.

His suspicion was aroused when he saw three Tampin Municipal Council vehicles leaving the area about 12.40am that day. He trailed them and when they stopped in Taman Batu Belang, he saw Johnny's bloodied remains inside one of the vehicles.

The 10 men in the vehicles, one of whom had a gun, refused to let him take away Johnny's carcass, except to remove the dog licence and allegedly challenged Singaravelu to lodge a police report.

The men also claimed to have shot Johnny because of complaints by neighbours.

"I was traumatised and could not stop crying," Singaravelu had said before lodging a report at Tampin police station.

The next day, he was shocked to find Johnny's carcass in a jungle near Taman Batu Belang. He then brought the remains back and held a small funeral.

Singaravelu travelled to Ampang in Selangor to meet with officials of the SPCA Selangor on Aug 26.

The next day, SPCA animal inspectors Danny Thang and V. Murugan visited him in Tampin to investigate the incident.

Operations leader fails to deliver on promise
ATTEMPTS by The Paper That Cares to contact the Tampin Municipal Council enforcement and safety division chief Endy Dzulkarnaen Ariffin, who had asked for time to investigate the allegation and promised to provide us with an answer by Tuesday, has been futile.

However, council's secretary Zulhilmi Marzuki said: "Last week, a committee comprising of three division chiefs was set up to probe the allegation. The committee members were appointed by the council's president Razali Bakar."

Zulhilmi said the statement from the Aug 24 dog shooting operation leader, who was Endy, had been taken.

"The committee will meet soon to decide whether the dog shooting team had violated the council's regulation. If they went against the council's regulations, our disciplinarinary board will take action against them."

He said disciplinary action could only be taken on the council's official who was alleged to be involved in the incident.

"We cannot take action against the other two bodies also involved in executing the dog-shooting orders in the Tampin district, including the Tampin district veterinary department and Tampin district office, as they are beyond our jurisdiction.

"We will, however, forward our investigation report to the respective authorities and leave the rest to them."


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