Unit owners not required to pay for extras

Owners of affordable housing under the state government will not be forced to purchase extra parking bays for cars or take up renovation packages by the developers.

State Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said affordable housing units come with a parking bay each.

“There are projects with additional parking spaces for sale but these developers have no right to force unit owners to purchase the extra space or take up their renovation offers.

“Let me be extremely clear on this, it has to be on a willing-buyer-willing-seller basis,” he told a press conference after flagging off a vintage car tour at the Esplanade yesterday.

GEMS International School to be ready in time

Near completion: Mundy (right) together with the school’s director of parent engagement Jesse Rinkenberger showing the progress of the construction work on the school at Bandar Tasek Mutiara in Simpang Ampat, Penang.

Construction of Phase One of the GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang, is now 60% complete and the school is set for intake in September as scheduled this year.

School principal Glen Mundy said the RM55mil international school in Bandar Tasek Mutiara in Simpang Ampat near Bukit Mertajam, Penang, had the groundbreaking ceremony in June last year.

GEMS International School of Pearl City is a project undertaken by GEMS Education and its local partner Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd via its subsidiary GEMS Maju Sdn Bhd.