News: Jinjang South Residents Refuse to Move Out Before Given Fair Compensation

Nov 7, 2017

There is still no final decision yet on the compensation for Jinjang Selatan Tambahan residents who will be affected by a redevelopment project despite four years of talks with developer Zil Land and DBKL.

In 2013, city hall teamed up with Zil Land to undertake a mixed-use development in an area there occupied by over 500 houses that have been constructed under temporary occupancy licence in 1969.

Then on Monday (30 October), both parties called a meeting at Menara DBKL to get the requests of the residents through their representatives.

According to one of the residents’ leaders, Jinjang Selatan Tambahan Kuala Lumpur Social Development Association Adviser A. Ponnambalan, some families would not receive compensation as there is a disparity in DBKL’s list of recipients.

“As for the compensation, the developer offered one free house each to the original temporary occupancy licence holders and another house for the second family for RM200,000.”

“We want the developer to provide a 900 sq ft affordable house to each temporary occupancy licence holder and offer houses to four other individuals within the same family with the option to either purchase a 750 sq ft low-cost flat for RM42,000 or 800 sq ft affordable house for RM200,000,” he said.

Aside from that, the association hopes that the authorities will allow the owners of 59 factories in the land to continue their trade at the new development. DBKL, Zil Land and the residents should also sign a memorandum of understanding once the compensation is finalised.

“Relocation of the residents to Parcel F, where the compensated houses are to be built should only take place a week after the sales and purchase agreement has been signed. I hope the residents will not be evicted until all these requests are met,” he added.

Meanwhile, a representative from DBKL clarified that no final decision was reached during the meeting on Monday evening.

“The meeting was to listen to their requests and forward it to the higher management for consideration,” he added.


Image sourced from The Star.


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