The village Kampung Lorong Buah Pala, also known as High Chaparral because of its history of cattle rearing, is at the centre of a controversial land dispute with luxury apartment developers. In October 2008, the residents had won the case in the High Court, but the developer Nusmetro successfully appealed. The residents, through their lawyers, have now filed an appeal in the Federal Court and applied for a stay of execution. The villagers vowed to stay and fight to the end.
The villagers do not have much time as the date of eviction still stands on the 11 June 2009 following a Court of Appeal decision on 11 May giving them 30 days to vacate their homes.