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Tilted houses, swamp land haunt Pengerang folk

Lee Long Hui  |  Published:  |  Modified:

SPECIAL REPORT Fear, worry and anxiety are the most common words used by the people of Pengerang in Johor to describe their state of life after being relocated for the RM60 billion Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project of the national oil and gas company Petronas.

The residents simply did not expect to face problems such as land subsidence and swampy soil in the area they were relocated to - Taman Bayu Damai - thereby bringing never-ending inconveniences upon them.

One of these residents, housewife Salman Abdullah, said she thought that a better life would begin in a new environment after she moved from her old house in Kampung Sungai Kapal, where the land was acquired by the government to make way for the Rapid project...

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