Yes, it is confirmed, The Petaling Land and District Office will have to move to Paya Jeras. Else, the State Government under Pakatan Rakyat will have to compensate the private company RM24.6 million for the land cost and the building cost of the new building in Paya Jeras.
It is unavoidable. The previous State Government has signed agreement with Gapurna Builders Sdn. Bhd. on 22nd September 2006 when previous state Exco decided on 12th May 2004 to enter into an agreement with Gapurna Builders to construct an all new office for Petaling Land Office on a piece of land sized 11.19 acre in Paya Jeras in exchange for the current location of the Land Office and government servants quarters sized 4.14 acre in Subang Jaya.
According to the agreement, Gapurna Builders have to construct the new building for Petaling Land Office before the State Government handing over the land of the old land Office to Gapurna Builders.
The State Government has received a number of complaints not only from general public but also civil servants working with Petaling Land Office as the new premise located to far from their homes.
This is certainly another example how rushed decision made in the past affect all of us now.
Can you suggest what the State Government can do to rectify the problems?