Cost beyond fences of abandoned houses

Vegetation and shrubs are slowly taking over this house. — Photos: SAMUEL ONG/The Star

THE increasing number of abandoned and derelict houses is a grave concern that affects both urban and rural areas.

And it is no secret that local governments – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and local councils of Selangor – are struggling to deal with the matter due to legality issues and bureaucracy that hamper them in acting on situations where there is an immediate threat to a neighbour.

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