Dealing with abandoned properties

TACKLING the problem of abandoned buildings and unoccupied properties is not confined to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), as local authorities in other parts of the country are in a similar predicament, “Landed properties worth RM500mil left abandoned” (The Star, June 27; online at

Residential and commercial buildings have been left in a dilapidated state for years, the compounds overgrown with thick undergrowth and infested with mosquitoes, snakes and monitor lizards.

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