Round 2. Six years ago, a group of Bangsar residents came out strongly to protest the development of a row of food and more food outlets right at their doorsteps. They lost the battle despite the support of their MP then. And One Bangsat was born.
Recently, we learned that the residents hadn't lost for good. The One Bangsar deal, it turned out, was for a limited period of five years. And know what? The 5-year deadline ended last December. According to news reports quoting the FT Minister and the KL Mayor, One Bangsar and its 9 tenant operators must close shop and were required to convert the outlets into residential units, as per the agreement.
But One Bangsar and its powerful friends are not willing to go or let go. They say they will sue City Hall and the Government of the People.
I hope the FT Minister [Go Ahead, Sue Us! The Malay Mail, Monday 29/3] has the stamina to take them on.