Maju is owned by entrepreneur Tan Sri Abu Sahid Mohamad or popularly known as Abu Juling (cross-eyed Abu). They developed the Bandar Tasek Selatan in Bandar Tun Abdul Razak, Cheras.
At later paragraph he quote from an sms which he had received from Ghaffar of Muar, [Quote]
This is an issue of people versus errant developer. Huff and puff by Abu Juling (is an) offshot (of) a row in the meeting (between developer and people) with Ministry of Federal Territory over a disputed land matter of Tasik Selatan.
Abu Juling walked out claiming that the whole of Tasik Selatan belong to him. He bought it in 1986.
(That is) Juling's unschooled and birdbrains spelt out by his ignorant and adamant (ways) as pictured.
This is a man who was honoured with the Title: Tan Sri by our Yang Di Pertuan Agong. He comes from a poor family and over the decades he laboured - blood, sweat and tears - to ultimately build up his business empire to what it is today - a multi billion dollar empire.
He is a good example of a hardworking Malay entrepreneur, a man who sleeps at 5am daily, pondering over his business processes and making strategic decisions daily to make sure that his businesses are progressing in the right direction and ensuring sustainability over the next few years.
Tan Sri Abu's business empire has given employment to many thousands of Malays and he is one of the very few Bumiputera Contractor who has a competent and capable team of project managers and supervisors. The Integrated Transport Terminal (TBS-BTS) at Bandar Tasik Selatan was completed in a record time - without any Extension of Time - on October 2010; the contract completion date was Nov 2010. Take note that there was a 12 months delay due to squatters relocation problem (of which DBKL was responsible), underground services relocation problems, and the project also requires Maju Holdings to build a steel bridge over 3 railway lines (ERL, Rapid & KTM). There was also the problem of soft ground conditions and massive soil replacements and soil strengthening works. Yet, the project was completed ahead of schedule on October 2010. What is more impressive is that, the TBS-BTS was fully operational by 1st Jan 2011 - less than 2 1/2 months after CF/CCC. Which government facility/project was operational within 3 months of completion? None!!!
Why are the Malays not proud of their own people who have become successful? He was a poor Malay boy - a rag to riches Malay boy story. Ya, he was a beneficiary of the NEP; so is Syed Mokhtar, Amin Shah, Tajuddin Ramli, AP Hanif, Kamaladdin, Nasir Razak, Mirzan, Mukhriz & Mokhzani Mahathir, Halim Saad, Azman Mokhtar, Khalid Ibrahim, Azman Hashim, and various others. He may be Mahathir's protege, but he did not cheat to gain; he did not sell APs to become rich; he works hard when he was young; he works as a labourer, he later buys and sell scrap metals, he made some money and start his property development business, he got the opportunity when Perwaja was bankrupt by buying over the failing business and turning it around; he is a self-made billionaire.
Tan Sri Abu Sahid took the opportunities when it arises; he sought the governments approval to take over Perwaja when it was in deep shit; the opportunities were granted to him; he toiled, laboured and bled, and over the years of suffering he finally made it big and became successful.
So, shouldn't we be proud that there are Malays who has become successful and rich - they work hard; they suffered failures, falls down, get up and get on with the journey to dreamland.
This is a man who deserves to be applauded for his hard work and business acumen. Why can't we address him as Tan Sri Abu Sahid or alternatively call him as Encik Abu; why add Juling? Ada kah ini adat istiadat orang orang Melayu atau hanya satu-dua orang sahaja yang kurang upaya?
The problem with the development land at Bandar Tasik Selation is not as devilish as it is made out to be. It concerns a development plan that was altered or modified and the proposed recreational park initially earmarked and submitted to DBKL as part of the development for the construction of about 2,000 Apartments; that proposal was later scrapped; revised design was resubmitted to the authorities for the construction of 5 bungalows for himself, his children and family members. At such, in view of the changed in design, he must have been advised that, since the original plan to build the Apartments was altered, therefore he need not surrender that part of land for recreational park. That allocated recreational park was intended for the owners of the proposed Apartments. If he was wrongly advised, or if the bylaws did not permit him to utilized that piece of land which was purportedly to have been surrendered to DBKL (which his consultants advised him that it was not), then DBKL can act against him. Equally, Abu Sahid can seek the court's jurisdiction to review the purported legal interpretation by DBKL. There are various differing legal opinions and it would be best settled if the case is brought to the court for a judicial decision that is binding.
So, while some of the surrounding house owners at Bandar Tasik Selatan may be unhappy and protesting, can we be civic-minded and have the courtesy to call that man as: Tan Sri Abu Sahid or just, Abu Sahid?