THE Selangor and Federal Territory Eurasian Association has been given a reprieve.
UDA Holdings Bhd has put the eviction notice served on the association to vacate its club house in Jalan Pudu on hold indefinitely.
UDA chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the eviction notice had been put on hold pending an amicable solution.
"We have also received a letter from the association seeking to remain at the location. However, the development plans require the plot of land where the association is located," he said.
UDA is in the midst of developing its Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) on the site where the old Pudu Jail was located.
Nur Jazlan said as there had been several disputes arising from the BBCC development, the project could not proceed.
Streets had reported that the association had filed for an injunction to stop the eviction.
It was reported that the case will be mentioned in the High Court on June 13. However, Nur Jazlan said he had yet to receive any legal notices from the association lawyer.
The club had also planned to hold a candlelight vigil on June 23 in front of the clubhouse.
The club house, poularly known as the Eurasian Club, has been at the location for almost 60 years.
In an immediate response to UDA's decision to postpone the eviction, Selangor and Federal Territory Eurasian Association president Sheila E. De Costa said the association was happy with the extension given.
"We will gladly accept the extension, and we will continue to pursue our effort to acquire a permanent site to build our clubhouse," she said.
Costa also hoped that all the relevant parties will come together and resolved the issue as soon as possible.
"We are grateful for the extension, but its is only temporary. What we want is closure to this issue," she said.