Gelang Patah fishing community’s 11-year wait for compensation may end soon

The Johor state government will meet with the Fisheries department, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda), and the aggrieved 279 fishermen over the matter of their RM3.1 million compensation payment soon.

The Johor State Exco member for Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Abd Aziz Kaprawi said that the state government will review what has transpired and direct the relevant parties to meet to resolve the issue.

Komunitikini reported on the plight of the Gelang Patah fishing community on June 13, involving 279 fishermen who are still waiting for a  private property company to pay-out the remaining balance of the compensation sum for loss of income amounting to RM3.1 million, the agreement for which was signed more than a decade ago, in 2000.

The fishermen are from nine villages: Kampong Teluk Serdang (15 fishermen), Kampong Skudai Kiri (21), Kampong Bakar Batu (34), Kampong Sungai Temun (42), Pantai Lido (13), Sungai Danga (20), Sungai Melayu (81), Kampong Tebing Runtuh (39) and Kampong Usaha Jaya (14).