PKB: Waive estate management fee for Kampung Baru land

Affendi-Zahari-kampung-baruKUALA LUMPUR: The Kampong Bharu Development Corporation (PKB) is in the process of requesting the government to grant an exemption of the estate management fee for landowners in Kampung Baru.

Its chairman Affendi Zahari said the fee for the land administrator’s order at 0.2% of the value of their estate was seen as burdening the owners, especially in cases which needed several nominees to update the status of the estate.

“Many do not want to update the status of their estate because of the problem, so I’ve asked the Land Office to give special exemption to the residents of Kampung Baru.

“We are now in that direction, and it appears to be receiving positive feedback from the government,” he told Bernama.

Meanwhile, he said PKB in cooperation with Kuala Lumpur City Hall was taking action against hawkers and traders who caused road obstructions in the Kampung Baru area.

He said reminders had been given since March, followed by action since June.

“Action will be intensified in heavily congested areas due to the haphazard business operations.

“So, the traders in Kampung Baru are reminded not to cause road obstructions to the public,” he said.