Selayang assessment hike too much for old couple


I draw your attention to exorbitant assessment rate charges to be levied by Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) from January 2025.

Prior to July 2014, I was charged RM278.60 for assessment tax a year for my intermediate single-storey terrace house.

When my unit was converted into two storeys by my children to accommodate their families, I was charged RM639.84, an increase of 130%.

I objected to this unparalleled increase by submitting a letter to MPS. This was of course to no avail, and I received no response from the local council.

Now, MPS is advising me of a new charge of RM1,440 a year effective January 2025.

This is another 125% increase over the revised charge of RM639.84 a year in July 2014.

My family members moved out seven years ago and are on their own.

My wife and I reside in this house. We are old and cannot afford the exorbitant charge of RM1,440 a year.

We hope the authorities will look into our plight. Thank you.

S. SHANMUGAM

Kepong

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