Sit-in at housing ministry

Around 150 urban settlers from 20 settlements in Perak, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur gathered on October 2 at the housing ministry to mark World Habitat Day and demand the ministry cease issuing eviction notices against them. Many of the settlements are threatened with forcible eviction by developers and local authorities without any fair compensation or alternative housing. Eventually the ministry's director agreed to arrange an appointment between a protest delegation and the housing minister. Photos from ><http://parti-sosialis.org>.