Tumbuk Estate: How long more to wait?

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Tumbuk Estate: How long more to wait
Indrani Kopal | May 4, 2010

The long-promised housing scheme for ex-workers of Tumbuk estate is now still nowhere in sight.

The former workers who are currently residing at the estate quarters are demanding for the housing scheme promised to them by their former employer, MAIKA Holding Bhd.

In 2006, MAIKA promised to undertake and complete a housing scheme that was supposed to have commenced construction in April 2008 but till today this has not happened.

In the deal that transpired between the workers, MAIKA Holding and the plantation union NUPW was that, when the workers were terminated on 31 Mar 2006, they will be given their termination benefits and ex-gratia payment in accordance with the labour law.

And it was also agreed then that the promised workers' ex-gratia payment will be utilized to settle the down payment for the purchase of property under the workers housing scheme.

Dreams were built on the promises made.

Four years down the road, concerns are raised when nothing when nothing has been implemented, although many meetings were held and housing plans were shown.

Two of the workers shared with Malaysiakini their grievances.


Camera: Maran Perianen
Photos: Arvind Raj
Voice over: Oliver Kumareyan Shanmukam


Antares said…
Aiyoyo Samy! Why your son exactly like his Bollywood gangster father?
MIC has totally failed in its avowed task to look after the Indian community. Shame on you!
Its not only MIC's problem by BN, the so called ruling party. What a load of hog-wash, particularly when the poor suffer the most.

Good job Indra!!
Hello Indra.... i am Saurabh Das from India. What i am stating you is not on the video u have uploaded or so. Its about a friendship between Saurabh and Oliver Sanmukham which was way back in 2003. i just lost him after he left India. Kindly convey my regards to Oliver... the voice in the video. I would appreciate if you let us meet again. my email id: saurabh.das85@gmail.com . Also forward it to him too. Thankyou.... and Keep up the good work.

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