The Tanjung Aru Community Development Leader Unit (UPPM) has prompted the Sabah Housing and Town Development Board (LPPB) to seek a nearby People's Housing Project (PPR) for Tanjung Aru Flat residents who were told to evict their homes due to safety concerns.
According to The Borneo Post, Reduan Aklee, a Community Development Leader (PPM), expressed his opposition to the LPPB's present intention to relocate to the far-flung PPRs.
In his speech during UPPM's Chinese New Year walkabout in Tanjung Aru town, he urged to not move the residents to remote PPRs in Sepanggar such as Puri Warisan and Taman Jaya Diri.
Reduan stated that the LPPB must collaborate with the State Ministry of Local Government and Housing (KKTP) as well as the Penampang and Putatan District Councils in finding unoccupied PPRs in neighbouring areas.
Reduan believes that if the Tanjung Aru Flat could be renovated, the government should do so while seeking a new living space for the people upon his meeting with LPPB's top management on January 6.
Reduan encouraged the LPPB to receive reports on the true condition of the Tanjung Aru Flat from the Public Works Department (JKR) or other parties involved.