Flat buy­ers cry foul


GE­ORGE TOWN: Sev­eral ap­pli­cants of a low-cost flat project in Ta­man Seri Ang­gun here are cry­ing foul af­ter their let­ters of offer were re­scinded by the state.

Spokesman Ab­dul Hamid My­din said 12 ap­pli­cants were af­fected, and al­leged that no rea­son was given.

He said the group was very dis­ap­pointed with what hap­pened as they re­ceived the let­ters in Septem­ber last year.

He added the ap­pli­cants were shocked when the cer­e­mony to draw the lots was held on Sept 29 this year.

“They were told to re­vert to the State Hous­ing De­part­ment and wait for fur­ther in­struc­tions,” he told a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Ab­dul Hamid said the ap­pli­cants re­ceived a let­ter shortly af­ter re­quest­ing they sub­mit their com­pen­sa­tion agree­ments within two weeks.

The of­fers were sub­se­quently re­scinded as they did not sub­mit the doc­u­ments, he added.

“They feel a great in­jus­tice has been done,” he said and urged the state to re­in­state the of­fers.

When con­tacted, Pe­nang Hous­ing Com­mit­tee chair­man Jagdeep Singh said the units were for squat­ters on the land where the de­vel­op­ment was tak­ing place.

He said ap­pli­cants must fur­nish de­tails on the com­pen­sa­tion agree­ment to the Hous­ing De­part­ment to be en­ti­tled to a re­place­ment unit.

In this case, he added, they could ap­ply un­der the nor­mal list as they needed to fol­low the nor­mal ap­pli­ca­tion process.

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