Village at risk of losing its identity

VILLAGERS in the area known as Kampung Ramanathapuram in Port Dickson are worried that the identity of their village will be erased by upcoming developments, Makkal Osai reported.

Residents K. Balasubramaniam, R. Kalaiselvan and C. Shankar told the daily that the village in Bukit Pelanduk is known as Kampung India in Negri Sembilan.

They recently learned that someone with connections was trying to develop a residential township in the area, encompassing the village.

Some of the residents said the identity of the village must be protected and the state government must not allow such projects to erase the village.

The villagers want the Mentri Besar to intervene and stop the project.

> The daily also reported that Koperasi Nesa Pelbagai Bhd (Nesa) has launched its 16th housing project, making it one of the best cooperative societies delivering value to investors.

The Malaysia Co-operative Societies Commission vice-executive chairman for policy and development, Datuk Umar Sarim Saidin, launched the development in Rantau, Negri Sembilan, on Saturday.

The cooperative was founded to improve the economic status of the Indian community.

The above article is 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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