AFTER nearly a 40-year wait, the 236 families living in the slum of Rumah Hijau in Mak Mandin, Penang, can finally move into new three-room low-cost flats located 3km away from their longhouses.
About 170 families had accepted the 650 sq ft units in Ampang Jajar, Butterworth, but there are some who refused to move out and has requested the state government to build the low cost flat at the present location. To these residents, moving to the Ampang Jajar would be a costly burden to them.
Vice president of Pemuda UMNO, Shaik Hussein and the residents of Rumah Hijau gave a tour and relate their stories to citizen journalists, Regu G and Jimmy Leow.
Video by Regu G and Jimmy Leow