The residents of Tmn Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam, Penang can now see the light at the end of the tunnel with IKRAM declaring the structural damages on their houses were caused by the “nearby project” constructed about 4 years ago.
Bernard Cheen, the residents spokesperson said the compensation plans are “acceptable” and they are still open for further negotiation if required with JPP. But there is still an open issue on the flash floods compensation where JPP has offered a one time payment of RM 500 to RM 1500 for each home. According to Cheen, the residents have endured lost of thousands of ringgit every time flash flood hit their housing estate. This is also blamed to the JPP project nearby.
This time around, the residents seek assistance from the previous Adun from MCA, Tan Teik Cheng who has assured the residents to “fight until the end” to get justice for the residents and put a closure to this long pending issue.
Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist