SIBU: The state government has refunded a sum of RM24 million in premium overpayment to property owners statewide from October 2011 to March 22, this year.
Assistant Minister Of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais said here today the payment involved 2,822 residential and agricultural lots and shophouses. For Sibu town, he said a total refund of RM7.1 million had been made to owners of 750 lots.
“Of the amount, RM1.3 million was paid last year and we are paying the balance of RM5.8 million today.
“Today’s payment, based on the old rate, is the last made to the affected town folks.
“The payment shows the government is sensitive to the needs of the people and listen to their concerns,” he said. — BERNAMA