Still waiting for a right to their homes after 50 years


A GROUP of former plantation workers in Selangor has been waiting for five decades to get the title deeds to their homes, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The residents’ collective chairman, identified as Selvaraju, said the former Teluk Plantation near Teluk Panglima Garang, which is now known as Batu 10, is home to some 100 families.

When the plantation was sold by the company to a person in 1972, the residents banded together to purchase nearly 10ha of the land for their houses. Because the land was purchased under a single title, the residents have been trying to get individual titles for five decades. The place now has more than 450 residents who are facing infrastructure problems such as poor roads and lack of streetlights, which have caused accidents.

Despite being located near big towns like Banting and Klang and an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the residents have not enjoyed such basic amenities for 50 years, said Selvaraju.

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