Help Us Urge the Selangor State Government to get Houses for the Bukit Beruntung Estate Workers

Its Beginning! 05 Jun 2021

    We, the former employees of Bukit Beruntung Estate, were promised our own house since 1991, but we were deceived by the owner of the estate, Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd. We, the Bukit Beruntung Estate workers were evicted from the farm to make way for the development of Bandar Bukit Beruntung. An agreement was made by Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd in 1991 promising our house would be built when our farmland was developed. In 1999, we successfully signed the Sales and Purchase Agreement (S&P) for the homes and paid a deposit.

    But Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd has deceived us because the land lot remains in agricultural status. Although the Selangor State Government had given approval to change the land conditions to development in 1992, the land grant was deliberately not submitted by Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd to the Selangor State Land Office to record the change of conditions.

    Therefore, Prospell Enterprise since 1992 until now only pays agricultural rate land tax which is only RM 3,189/year, when they should have paid almost RM 197,000/year for land that has been converted to development! The Selangor State Government has lost more than RM 5 million in land tax revenue due to Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd’s actions!

    Therefore, we request the Selangor State Government to use the provisions of the National Land Code to seize land from Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd and build houses for Estate workers.

    To,

    YAB DATO ’SERI AMIRUDIN BIN SHARI
    YAB DATO MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR
    Chief Minister’s Office
    Level 21, SSAAS Building
    Selangor State Secretary’s Office
    40000 Shah Alam Selangor

    Dato Seri’

    I/we are very concerned about the suffering of the workers of Ladang Bukit Beruntung who are still waiting for the construction of their own houses that failed to be built by the owner of Ladang Bukit Beruntung. Housing is a basic right of the people, especially to the low-income group B40 such as the workers of this Estate.

    Therefore, as the owner of Ladang Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd has deceived the employees and also the Selangor State Government by not paying land tax as required, then we call on the YAB Menteri Besar of Selangor to use the legal provisions to seize land from Prospell Enterprise Sdn Bhd and work construction of houses for Bukit Beruntung Farm workers.

    Thank you.

    Stop our suffering for over 20 years! Low-income farm workers only demand to get their own homes to live in.

    Please sign this petition, supporting our demand to the Menteri Besar of Selangor.

    (Malay language) https://www.change.org/p/yab-dato-menteri-besar-selangor-pekerja-ladang-ditipu-menantikan-rumah-yang-dijanjikan-selama-20-tahun