The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) demolished the illegal silat fighting ring at USJ 1/4 on Friday.
A team of 30 enforcement officers, led by building department director Nor Azmi Mohd Rosli and assistant enforcement officer Tarmidi Kadri, took down the hoardings that were used to cordon off the area.
Armed with electrical saws, the officers also removed a hut which was standing at a corner of the fenced-up land located at Jalan USJ 1/4L.
An electrical wire connecting to the kindergarten next to the land was also cut off.
On May 11, StarMetro highlighted this case after being alerted by the residents who were unhappy that this structure had deprived them of the land for recreation.
A spokesperson from the building department said notice was issued to the culprit on May 22, notifying that the structure is illegal and should be removed.
Then, a notice to demolish the structure was issued on May 25 and the culprits were given three days to take down the structure.
“They promised to remove the structure on Friday morning but failed to do so.
“Hence, MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan instructed us to demolish the structure in the afternoon,” the spokesperson said.
Residents’ association chairman Jessica Teh said she was thankful to the MPSJ for acting on the residents’ complaint.
“It shows that they care for the residents. I am happy that our children can play at this site again in the evening,” she said.