Unhappy over compensation

GEORGE TOWN: Residents of an estate in Mount Erskine are not satisfied with the compensation offered by a housing developer that bought the land there. It is learnt that the developer had issued a letter of eviction to the residents last month.

Residents association chairman Teh Kim Long, 74, claimed that the compensation of between RM30,000 and RM60,000 offered to the residents, was less than half of the current property value.

“Residents were given the option to accept the money or get a flat with a built-up area of 55.7sq m (600sq ft),” he said, claiming that 62 residents were affected by the development.

Teh claimed the residents wanted to pay the quit rent to the developer but the latter did not want to receive the payment.

“It is stated behind our quit rent receipt that if the quit rent is not paid in six months, the residents would lose their right to voice out their concern and cannot object to any changes conducted by the land owner,” he claimed during a press conference at Pulau Tikus assemblyman Koay Teng Hai’s service centre in Jalan Peirce yesterday.

Teh said that the residents were confused as they are unsure as to who they should pay their quit rent.

“We have engaged a lawyer to collect our quit rent and seek his service to hand over the quit rent to the developer.

“Several residents have paid their quit rent to the previous land owner as they fear they might lose their right,” he said.

Koay said according to the land office, the ownership of the land was transferred to the developer on Jan 5.

“I have also called the developer to convey the wishes of the residents last month,” Koay said.

When contacted, the developer refused to comment on the matter.

Source: The Star

  1. Ah Dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:09 | #1

    Hahahahaa, residents pay quit rent to landowner / developer ?

    I thought suppose to pay to MPPP but not those people?

  2. Crazy dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:27 | #2

    Penang is going become hong kong soon

  3. Ah Dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:32 | #3

    Good thing, a developed city. This is all we wanted

  4. Crazy dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:39 | #4

    Got money good, no money no good

  5. Ah Dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:47 | #5

    when more development = more investment to penang = more job opportunities

    market increase

  6. Lim
    June 1st, 2012 at 10:29 | #6

    Which part of Mt Erskine is this?

  7. Siang Tatt Khor
    June 1st, 2012 at 11:36 | #7

    The road where the Mt Erskine wet market situated leading all the way to the end of the road.

  8. John
    June 1st, 2012 at 12:01 | #8

    I like this area and looking for a new condo here as over to the other side of E&O Straits Quay, its way too expensive!! Anyone kind enough to share some info where is the actual location.I heard its in front of the Peak project by OHM group.Wonder if its true.

  9. Mr Lim
    June 1st, 2012 at 14:29 | #9

    I think this project is by ohm group, because one of my relatives received the letter to vacant the place, and they said their office is at perak road there, so think my assumption is right

  10. Crazy dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 19:20 | #10

    they expected to be compensated with a seaview penthouse only can win win

  11. John
    June 1st, 2012 at 22:49 | #11

    Development is good for Penang and its people.I’m sure the developer will discuss and negotiate with the residents there to come up with a compromise solution that benefits both parties.To Lim,you are right,I heard their office is in Perak Road behind Stadium,a Shell station and opposite it is their sales office.Also heard rumours that some residents agreed to move out and accept its compensation.How true,I’m not too sure.

  12. Crazy dog
    June 1st, 2012 at 22:56 | #12

    I got tat area is former graveyard ?

  13. John
    June 1st, 2012 at 23:11 | #13

    You must be kidding!Can somebody please confirm.

  14. Jack
    June 2nd, 2012 at 00:28 | #14

    Those single storey along Evergreen 5 also affected? Anyone could describe the actual location? Thanks.

  15. John
    June 2nd, 2012 at 15:53 | #15

    Guess,may have to visit OHM office at Perak Rd to clarify certain thing.This project not yet launch and wonder whether they will share some info to us.

  16. Jack
    June 2nd, 2012 at 23:37 | #16

    I called up previously, they relunctant to share out any info. Probably u guys could obtain more info from them. Do share it out if there is. Thanks.

  17. Crazy dog
    June 2nd, 2012 at 23:41 | #17

    OHM is notorious for digging graveyard to make way for development like the one current project in Farlim. Do ur research on this coming project

  18. John
    June 4th, 2012 at 11:26 | #18

    I don’t think so but its no harm to find out.Remember many years ago,the incidents at Greenlane heights,I was told during the course of construction similar things were found there but until now people living there,no problem.It depends on individual.

  19. James T
    June 6th, 2012 at 03:14 | #19

    LGE will only help if you are non-Chinese. Look at buah pala squatters, they are compensated with rm750k worth houses. LGE ambition is to DPM, that is why he cannot be seen as Chinese leaders.

    Chinese should pick other leaders if they wish to have their interest taken off. Pick a CM that only wants to be CM and not DPM

  20. wbk
    June 6th, 2012 at 08:44 | #20

    @James T

    R u suggesting KTK or his apprentice the Teng guy? hehe… But they are useless lor… talk only very good lar… hehe…

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