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By Ling Hui
KUCHING, March 13: Lorong Stampin Tengah 5E at Taman Shefford View which has been privately barricaded with a guardhouse and boom gate is, until today, not under the jurisdiction of Kuching South City Council (MBKS) yet.
This was revealed by its mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng as he was commenting on the disputes within Richmond Hill between the Shefford View community and residents of Royal Richmond Gold Condominium (Royal Richmond) who were denied access to their condo’s main entrance.
“It is noteworthy that the road that is being blocked is presently still not surrendered to MBKS’s jurisdiction,” said Wee.
Despite the fact that the road has yet to be vested to MBKS, the mayor had made an attempt last year to gather both parties and the developer in his office, hoping that the outstanding issue could be resolved amicably.
His concern was that both communities would be neighbours and they will have to reach a consensus in this argument for a harmonious neighbourhood.
He said, on the afternoon of Sept 1, 2020, over 20 individuals attended the meeting to talk things through.
“Actually, the problem has been going on for some time, and because of this, I agreed to a meeting on Sept 1, 2020 at MBKS.
“(The meeting was) attended by residents from both the Royal Richmond Gold Condominium and Shefford View as well as the management of Royal Richmond’s developer, to help to mediate a solution since Royal Richmond and Shefford View are neighbours and it is in their interests to co-exist peacefully,” he told Dayakdaily when contacted earlier today.
Wee said a common consent was reached during that meeting whereby both communities were to follow the directives issued by the Land and Survey Department.
“The outcome of the meeting was that both sides agreed to abide by the law and the directive of the Land and Survey Department.
“I hope that both sides can still find a compromise and abide by Land and Survey Department’s directives,” Wee remarked.
If until today, the dispute persists and there has yet to be an amicable solution, he said it ought to be sorted out in a proper forum where both parties must accept the outcome.
Meanwhile, Wee also pointed out clearly that MBKS will not take over the road, not until the conflict has been resolved by Land and Survey Department.— DayakDaily