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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Assessment rake hike effective from January 1 2014

nescafe ais - 00:01

PUTRAJAYA: The assessment rate hike by Kuala Lumpur City Hall will be effective Jan 1 as planned and will not burden property house owners.

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor said, a panel has been fashioned to check and get feedback and didn't dismiss the likelihood of reducing the speed increase.

"As a caring government, we will hear from all quarters and will build a call for the good of DBKL and property owners. We have a tendency to aren't attempting to punish the folks but it (hike) should be truthful to each parties," he told newsmen at his office here Friday.

On Wednesday, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr J. Loga Bala Mohan told parliament that the assessment rate hike had been deferred until March to concentrate to feedback beginning from January.

However, Tengku Adnan then clarified that implementation of the new rate was effective Jan 1 as planned.

The minister said, until the panel comes to a call, property homeowners may defer payment of assessment.

"I apologise to KL residents as the notice to property house owners had caused confusion. Maybe my officers were insensitive.

"Before the notice was issued, it ought to be communicated to me initial. If I knew about the notice, I would not have allowed because it solely confused the people."

The rate review can be primarily based on rental and not the property value and will permit property homeowners to know the important price compared to twenty one years ago.

Tengku Adnan said DBKL can use the cash collected from the new assessment to produce the best service to the reidents.

"DBKL wants cash to create KL a sustainable city equipped with numerous facilities. The price of garbage collection alone is RM14 million monthly. This does not embody damage to public facilities.

"When you would like one thing nice and good (service), you got to get it. When you pay peanuts, you get monkeys."




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