Kampung Mutiara residents have been given three months to vacate their village after final discussions with the landowner to postpone today’s eviction.
The residents will be shifted to temporary housing at Seri Tanjung Pinang in Tanjung Tokong by UDA Holdings within these three months.
“The eviction notice today has been withdrawn with the condition that the residents deliver vacant possession of the land to the land owner three months from today,” Northeast district police chief Asst Comm Anuar Omar told the residents today.
As early as 2am today, the residents started moving vehicles and large tree trunks to block entrances to the village to stop the bailiff from entering and evicting them.
Politicians from both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan turned up to support them while Umno’s Datuk Ahmad Ismail and Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Rashid Hasnon along with Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari led negotiations with the landowner Loke Leng Seak.
Following the negotiations, Ahmad, who represented the residents, said it was agreed that BN pays the landowner RM50,000 compensation due to the delay in the villagers vacating the land.