Life at the PKNS flats

Up to four generations have lived in the 270 flats in seven blocks which make up Flat PKNS in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, since it was built in 1969.

The flats built by the Selangor Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) are also known as Flat Kg Padang or Flat Merah.

Demand is high for the flats as they are just around the corner from Kg Baru, across from the world’s tallest twin towers – the Petronas Twin Towers.

The valuable tract of land where the flats sit on has been earmarked for a new housing project proposed by Perbadanan Kampung Baru, which runs the Malay settlement.

Residents are now divided into half of whom refuse to accept the compensation offered while the other half agreeing to the latest plan to move to upgraded accommodation.

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