Penang gives one week for developer of Tanjung Bungah housing project to meet buyers

Tonnes of laterite earth slid down into the construction site of the 50-storey affordable housing project in Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, killing 11 workers on October 11. — Bernama pic
Tonnes of laterite earth slid down into the construction site of the 50-storey affordable housing project in Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, killing 11 workers on October 11. — Bernama pic

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GEORGE TOWN, Oct 26 — Taman Sri Bunga Sdn Bhd, the developer of the Granito @ Permai affordable housing project in Tanjung Bungah here, has one week to meet buyers following last week’s fatal landslide.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government will intervene if the developer fails to do so.

“They have to meet with them to come up with a solution. I give them a week to resolve all matters related to purchasers.

“The state government will interfere because we are always on the buyers’ side,” he said in a press conference at his office today.

Tonnes of laterite earth slid down into the construction site of the 50-storey affordable housing project in Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, killing 11 workers on October 11.

Some unit buyers expressed concern over the future of the housing project following the landslide, citing bad “feng shui” and want a refund, theSun Daily reported yesterday.

When contacted, lawyer for Taman Sri Bunga Sdn Bhd, Lim Choo Hooi, said the developer will be issuing a statement on this soon.

“We are in a meeting now and all purchasers will be informed on what’s the next step to take through email, we will also issue a statement to the media on this matter,” he said.

The Penang government has formed a State Commission of Inquiry to look into cause of the landslide and punish those responsible for it.

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