These Kpg Segedup landowners received their compensation cheques during a ceremony at a hotel in Kuching. With them are Abang Johari (front sixth, from left) with Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan (front, seventh left), Urban Development and Natural Resources permanent secretary Datuk Ir Zaidi Mahdi (third from right), Land and Survey Department Kuching enforcement Alfian Bawi (second left), PBB Satok branch deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki (front third left), Senior Minister (Infrastructure Cluster) Datuk Seri Fadilah Yusuf (front fourth left), State Land and Survey Department director Abdullah Julaihi (front fifth left). Photo: Mohd Alif Noni
BY SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA

KUCHING: True to their word and being a responsible state government, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) has compensated 28 landowners whose lands are included in the Kampung Segedup Extension Project.

In a ceremony today, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg doled out the compensation cheques for dwellers in Kampung Segedup.

New Sarawak Tribune managed to get hold of the recipients and here are what they have to say.

Yakub Suili

Yakub Suili

‘This is definitely a golden opportunity for the villagers of Kampung Segedup —to be part of the government’s development plans. I am very happy to be a part of it.’

Rambli Sedik

Rambli Sedik

‘Initially, I’ve planned to divide the land to my children. But when the government decided that they wanted to develop the land for the benefit of the villagers, I decided to comply. I know that the development planned is for the betterment of the villagers and also future generations.’

Jamidi Sedik

Jamidi Sedik

‘Although I feel heavy-hearted to part with the inherited land from my late parents, I am grateful that our state government is providing us with good compensation. The people in Kampung Segedup and Kampung Maong are very happy with the development plans that the state government intends to implement.’

Ahmad Kendong Abdul Khan

Ahmad Kendong Abdul Khan

‘I hope that we will be given the opportunity and priority to purchase a house when the new housing scheme is completed. The compensation received will be equally divided among my siblings which is sufficient for us to invest in a new house or for our children’s education’.