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Wilfred Yap helps to make claims 

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) Chief  Wilfred Yap was recently approached by a landowner surnamed Tan from Matang, Kuching who requested for his assistance to appeal to a power utility company for  adequate compensation as a result of a  power utility company erecting a Tower Base for a transmission tower on his land.

SUPP PCB was informed by Mr Tan that the power utility company had previously offered to pay the sum of  RM2,140.00 as compensation but that he had in August 2015 rejected the proposed compensation as he felt that it was not adequate.  The said Mr Tan also informed SUPP PCB that he had not received any further response from the power utility company after his rejection of their proposed compensation.

In view of his predicament, he had approached and requested SUPP PCB Chief, Wilfred Yap for advice and assistance on how best to solve his predicament. Upon the request for assistance, SUPP PCB Chief, Wilfred Yap have written an appeal on Mr Tan’s behalf for the power utility company to look into his predicament and for their consideration of an adequate compensation which  reflected the market value of his land used by the power utility company as a tower base for a transmission tower.

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau understands the landowner’s predicament and will try its best to mediate between the parties for  a win-win situation. SUPP PCB Chief, Wilfred Yap will continue to follow up and monitor the situation until an amicable conclusion  to the satisfaction of all affected  parties are agreed upon.

For general information, the Federal Constitution provides that ‘no person shall be deprived of property save in accordance with law’; and ‘no law shall provide for the compulsory acquisition or use of property without adequate compensation’. It is therefore imperative for landowners to understand their rights to ensure that these rights are protected and adequately compensated in the event of compulsory acquisition. In Sarawak, Section 60 of the Sarawak Land Code (Cap.81) specifies the matters to be considered  in determining the amount of compensation to be awarded for land compensation.

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau is always ready to highlight issue of public interest and lend a helping hand to the anyone facing problems with Government Departments or Corporations or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it. Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.

Yap and Mr Tan at the site of Tower Base of the transmission tower.

Yap and Mr Tan at the site of Tower Base of the transmission tower.

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