sign anything with developer, villagers told
The Star 7/1/2005
THE 400 squatter families in Kampung Chim Lee, Kepong, have been
urged to be united
and not to sign any agreement with the developer of the village
until certain conditions
have been met.
The village's relocation committee secretary, Go Kim Peng, said that
apart from the
developer, Rimbunan Melati's proposal that they take up an offer for
low-cost flats without
signing a Sales and Purchase agreement, other conditions had been
agreed upon during a
meeting between the developer and the committee at a meeting in
He said the developer should not send anyone to the village to
influence the squatters to
take up the offer as soon as possible.
"We hope the villagers will not sign any other agreement with the
"We must only follow agreements made between the relocation
committee and developer,"
he said during a peaceful protest at the village on Sunday.
Kepong MCA public service and government affairs bureau chairman Yee
Poh Ping, said
there might be residents who were tempted by rumours of such offers
but he hoped that
they would not sign anything yet.
"We must stay united and not sign anything with the developer
personally, " he said.
Yee said the committee had been set up to handle the relocation
issue and residents should
call the committee members if they were approached with such offers.
Resident K. Jayaraman, 45, said he had no objections to the other
conditions such as a 30%
discount for the RM42,OOO flats and free rental at the Taman lntan
Baiduri low-cost flats during
the development period.
However, he said he wanted to sign a S&P to safeguard his interest.
A spokesman from Rimbunan Melati refuted claims that the company had
sent anyone to the
village to influence the residents.
"From day one, we have been complying with the conditions such as
the 30% discount and
free rental during their stay at the Taman lntan Baiduri PPR.
"We have changed our plans from medium-cost to low-cost apartments
to suit their demand
for low-cost units.
"But we cannot sign S&P with them yet because we have many stages to
go through, including
approval for building plans and the sales and advertising permit
from the Housing and Local
"We want them to sign a settlement agreement while we start the
development," he said.
He said the drafting of the S&P would take some time as the
developer would have to at least
obtain the sales and advertising permit to be ready for the S&P.
"I would like to sign the S&P but the law does not allow it," he
said, adding that the settlement
agreement would guarantee them flats.
The proposed development consists of 150 shop offices, 800 houses
and low- and medium-cost