GE­ORGE TOWN’S SHANTY TOWNS A MESS

New Straits Times - - News -

READ­ERS in Ge­orge Town com­plain of two ar­eas that need at­ten­tion from the author­i­ties.

A reader in Kota Giam, Je­lu­tong, said peo­ple, mostly for­eign­ers, lived in shanty homes.

An oc­cu­pant of a wooden stilted house said she rented the place from another for­eigner for RM400 per month.

The houses had bro­ken walls and doors, and the area was sur­rounded with muddy wa­ter filled with trash.

In Jalan Patani, Ta­man Sri Pe­tani, res­i­dents claimed there were sev­eral aban­doned in­com­plete units.

“We do not know who own these units,” said Rah­mat, a res­i­dent.

Rah­mat, who oc­cu­pies a unit on the sixth floor of the flats, said there was trash strewn all over these units.

Di­lap­i­dated houses on stilts and un­fin­ished units at six-storey flats in Pe­nang put res­i­dents’ lives at risk.

PIX BY ZULAIKHA ZAINUZMAN

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