Finalise agreement first, developer told
Malay Mail 3/1/2005
KEPONG: Kampung Chim Lee squatters who were told to move out, want
finalise their sales and purchase agreements for apartments to be
the 100-acre village before they start packing.
Although development has yet to begin, the villagers who were told
temporarily move out to nearby Taman Intan Baiduri, want an
can come back when the project is completed.
They also want to see the City Hall-approved layout and building
before signing any agreement.
The 50-year old village is expected to be developed with a mixture
low-cost and medium-cost apartments and shoplots
Kepong MCA Public Service and Government Affairs bureau chairman Yee
Ying said the developer has jumped the gun by asking them to move
before they obtained approval from City Hall.
"Residents are now offered RM18,000 if they move out soon, contrary
what had been promised in a meeting last Oct 7," he said.
In a meeting, the developer has agreed to pay RM8,000 to those who
not want to buy the low-cost houses while those who agreed to
would be given discounts.
"The first generation villagers would be given 30 per cent discount
while the others, RM6,000 discount. Medium-cost apartments will be
a discounted price of RM42,000.
"The developer has also agreed to pay two years rental for the
squatters pending the completion of the project," said Yee adding
illegal factory operators were to be compensated RM10,000 each.
They would have three months to move out after signing the sales and
The Kampung Chim Lee Moving Squatters Association secretary Go Kim
said they will arrange for another meeting with the developer.
"We are worried we may not get anything if we move out now," he
Another squatter, Chua Chong Ho said he has been staying there for
past 11 years and like the neighbourhood.
"We hope to stay together. I wish all of us could return to the same
spot where we live now," he said.