0049: It appears that some sort of agreement has been struck between the Penang state government and Kg Buah Pala committee members.
The residents and the state government will stand together with the residents on the deadline for vacant possession, according to a source.
The state government could revoke the permit or block approvals related to the project if demolition starts.
An attempt will also be made with the landowner to allow the residents to co-exist with the project.
Either way, it appears that the state government is taking a position in solidarity with the residents. It’s a calculated gambit.
It now remains to be seen how the developer will respond.
Details are sketchy at this point. The residents may be holding a press conference in the morning.