Unhappy villagers refuse to move to designated resettlement
Posted on December 5, 2011, Monday
KUCHING: Several families from Kampung Rejoi, who are dissatisfied with the Bengoh Dam compensation package, have set up a new settlement away from the village.
Rejoi’s village security and development committee (JKKK) deputy secretary Josib Kawin said there was nothing much that could be done to stop them because it was their personal decision to move there.
“They are not happy with what they are getting, so they decided to stay put and build a new settlement,” he said in an interview yesterday.
According to him, some 16 families are believed to be staying at the new settlement located on a hill not too far away from the original village.
Because of this, he hoped that the government and the developers of the Bengoh Dam would consider giving more compensation money, especially when most of them did not get a good deal.