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Residents of Tanjung Bungah have launched an online petition against a Boon Siew Group project that will see two 50-storey buildings, one 49-storey building and one 34-storey building sprouting in the area.

Project in front of Desa Embun Emas map

The online petition, launched on 4 April 2015, has so far drawn about 600 signatures. The petition can be found here.  Over a thousand other residents had already signed a manual signature petition.

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If not for the initiative taken by the Pepper Estates residents committtee, the unity of the residents themselves, and the assistance of the elected reps for the area, the residents might not have achieved a satisfactory deal.

The residents grouped together and formed an association and hired an excellent, hardworking and honest lawyer. By the residents staying together and insisting on adequate compensation, they achieved it. Some important lessons to be learned here in dealing with developers.

A Pepper Estate resident reports on the compensation agreement:

It is almost three years since Beverley Heights Properties Sdn Bhd (BHP) bought the land known as Pepper Estate (about 30 acres in Tanjung Tokong) in May 2012.