Compiled by JAROD LIM, XIAO TONG and R. ARAVINTHAN
WORKERS at Ladang Kirby in Labu, Negri Sembilan, are claiming that their water supply is being threatened as an attempt to evict them, Makkal Osai reported.
They claimed that they were ordered to vacate their homes to make way for a residential development which would also include replacement houses for the estate workers.
Negri Sembilan exco member J. Arul Kumar said the units for the workers would also be sold to them at RM36, 000 instead of the earlier price of RM45, 000.
He said the state government would pay RM44, 000 to the developer to make up the full price of RM80, 000.
Shanmugam Ponniah and Muniandy Krishnan, who are among the residents who refused the offer to move into a PPR housing located far from the plantation, had requested time to find their own place to rent.
They added that it was taking time due to the pandemic and movement restriction.
Another resident Parimala Subramaniam said they were left reeling when they received a WhatsApp notification from a nearby village head that the water supply to 23 homes was going to be cut off due to a leak.
The residents said the management should have notified them officially instead of the residents getting information from a third party.
Malaysia Nanban meanwhile reported that the residents lodged a police report as they viewed it as an underhanded attempt to evict them.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.