A little bit of introduction is necessary. They had been squatters for 30 years, and is (or was?) waiting for the completion of an alternative housing project before they leave the kampung. But Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ), the local council in charge of the area decided to charge in (pun intended) even though the villagers' court case is still pending.
This is why I am for the return of local elections. Local councilors who actually have responsibility to the people who voted them into office can be held accountable. They are elected instead in Malaysia, thus having little or no responsibility to the people. Needless to say, one must also be well connected to get into that office.
And where are the keris-wavers? These are their supporters. Are they 'turning a blind eye'? Probably. For they don't care about any other race except their own: the UMNOputra race. Any other race, including Malay, Indian, Chinese et al are insignificant in their view.