Tuesday, 28 February 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: At last a victory for house buyers against property developers in Malaysia


BUKIT LANJAN: At last a victory for house buyers against property developers in Malaysia

On Feb 27, 2017, the High Court made a landmark ruling that the Housing Controller has no power to grant an extension of time to developers who delay the completion of housing projects.

Barring an appeal against the decision, this was indeed a rare legal victory and justice for house buyers who have been suffering for decades under the thumbs of developers and authorities who exploit the laws to the disadvantage of house buyers.

“The plight of abandoned housing project house buyers are even more acute and serious, to say the least. They are left at the mercy and ‘generosity’ of so called White Knight developers.

“House buyers are left out in the cold whenever a developer goes bust or bankrupt. They are not considered secured creditors, and are thus almost always left out in terms of compensation,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said the decision “is thus a landmark legal victory of sorts for house buyers because developers and authorities now cannot exploit the law and their powers to deny house buyers their right to compensation for late delivery as stipulated in sale and purchase agreements”.

On the plight of abandoned housing project victims, Syed Razak said “it is time to tackle the problems to protect house buyers from losing or jeopardising their life savings”.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “the abandoned housing project woes of Malaysians are long overdue”.

“They need protection from the law against unscrupulous developers who abandon their projects and flee with the buyers’ life savings.

“Such unreliable developers almost always get away with the hard earned life savings of buyers because they (developers) know how to exploit the loopholes of the laws to protect themselves from any moral responsibility or legal backlash.

“A housing project is abandoned, the property development company goes bankrupt but the developer laughs all the way to bank.

“They continue to enjoy the lifestyle of the rich while the victims of abandoned housing projects are saddled with loan debts which they have to repay almost the rest of their life,” he added.

Syed Razak urged federal lawmakers and the federal government to “really sit down and seriously come up with legal solutions to protect the interest of the poor house buyers and their life savings”.

“Seriously consider implementing the build-and-sell policy on property developers. This will ensure that only genuine property developers are in the market and the house buyers are fully protected,” he added.


The following are two The Star Online news reports and a report by online news portal Free Malaysia Today on the High Court’s landmark decision in favour of house buyers:

"Nation

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Court: No power to grant extension

BY M. MAGESWARI, ROYCE TAN, THEAN LEE CHENG, and EUGENE MAHALINGAM


Take them to task: According to the liquidated damages clause, condo buyers can claim 10 per annum of the purchase price for the delay.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Housing Controller has no power to grant an extension of time to developers who delay the completion of housing projects, the High Court has ruled in a landmark judgment.

This means a housing developer has to pay compensation to the affected buyers for delays in the delivery of vacant possession.

High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Hanipah Farikullah also held that the regulation which empowers the Controller to modify terms of the contract of sale was ultra vires the Housing Development, Control and Licensing Act.

The judge said this in allowing an application for judicial review by 71 buyers of the Sri Istana condominiums in Old Klang Road against the Housing Controller and Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister.

Their lead counsel Datuk Wong Kok Leong told The Star the judge held that the minister’s decision to grant the developer an extension of time to complete the project via a letter dated Nov 17, 2015 was invalid.

In the letter, the minister had granted the developer a 12-month extension to complete the project.

“This means that the Housing Controller has no power to grant an extension of time to housing developers for any delay in completing their projects,” Wong said.

“Now, the developer has to pay the liquidated damages (a pre-determined sum) for late delivery of vacant possession of those condominium units.”

Wong called the decision a landmark judgment as many project developers seek extensions to complete their projects in Malaysia.

“This is a victory for all house buyers. With this ruling, the housing developer can’t just go to the Housing Controller for an extension of time to complete the project in order to avoid paying the liquidated damages to house buyers.

“This is because if an extension of time is allowed, house buyers lose their rights to claim damages for late delivery of vacant possession,” he added.

Wong explained that according to the liquidated damages clause, the condo buyers can claim 10% per annum of the purchase price for the delay.

In their application for judicial review, the condo buyers stated that they wanted to quash the decision allowing BHL Construction Sdn Bhd an extension of time for the delivery of vacant possession from 36 months to 48 months.

They also asked the court for a declaration that Regulation 11(3) was ultra vires of the Housing Development Act (Control and Licensing) Act.

Wong said the judge has ordered the parties to address the issue of costs on the next date for case management.

When contacted, SFC Mohamad Rizal said the judge also allowed a similar application involving another group of condominium buyers involving the same developer and project. - The Star Online


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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A fair and right judgment, says housing developer

BY M. MAGESWARI, ROYCE TAN, THEAN LEE CHENG, andEUGENE MAHALINGAM

PETALING JAYA: Barry bought a RM1mil property. The developer did not complete the project within the time limit as stipulated in the sale and purchase agreement. Under the law, Barry can claim for late delivery charges, legally known as liquidated ascertained damages (LAD).

“Two months ago, the developer negotiated with us to pay 70% of the compensation, or RM280,000 of LAD. My lawyer who handled my SPA advised me to stand firm on the 100% that I’m entitled to and offered to help me get the full sum of RM376,000,” said Barry, who has yet to receive any payment.

But he is relatively lucky compared to some buyers who have been offered zero compensation.

In fact, in recent times, many buyers have been helpless against developers who have successfully applied to the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry to approve an extended deadline of delivery – which means no LAD needs to be paid to buyers.

That was until a landmark decision yesterday where the High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) ruled that the Housing Controller does not have the power to extend the delivery deadline of a property against what is printed in the sale and purchase agreement (SPA).

MKH Bhd managing director Tan Sri Eddy Chen Lok Loi said if the delay is not caused by natural disaster, it is the moral obligation of the developer to pay compensation.

“It is a fair and right judgment,” said Chen, whose company has developed multiple projects in Kajang, Selangor.

Chen said two days ago, the Government extended the completion date for one of their projects. The project was delayed for a month.

“I told my staff that we have to pay. So the moment we hand our keys to the buyers, it will be accompanied by a cheque for the late delivery.

“But this is my company’s stand although the (Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government) ministry has absolved MKH from paying late charges. But I cannot speak for others,” he said.

In the past few years, developers have been applying for an extension of time as a form of “insurance” should they fall behind delivery deadline.

The National House Buyers Association in a statement yesterday said the court’s decision meant that the Housing Controller did not have the power to grant an extension of time, waive or modify the terms and conditions under the sale and purchase agreement.

Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan, who was Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister between May 2013 and June 2016, could not be reached for comment. - The Star Online


Delays are developers’ responsibility, says Rehda

Robin Augustin

| February 28, 2017

The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association also urges developers to plan their projects ahead to avoid delays in delivery.



PETALING JAYA: Developers must be responsible for any delays when it comes to completing their projects, says the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda).

Rehda national treasurer Muztaza Mohamad explained that once an agreement is signed between the property buyer and a developer, the onus falls on the developers to deliver the home.

“Any delay is not the fault of the buyers. It’s ours or that of other people,” he told reporters after a forum.

Muztaza was asked to comment on a High Court decision to set aside the order by the urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister to give a 12-month extension to a developer to complete his project.

He said the “law is the law” and urged developers to plan ahead to ensure homes are delivered on time.

This included only selling the property when it is 50% completed. “You must plan from day one of the project,” he said.

Yesterday, Justice Hanipah Farikullah, who allowed the judicial review application by 104 house buyers, said the minister’s decision to rely on a regulation to allow the extension was against the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Act.

BHL Construction Sdn Bhd was involved in the construction of a condominium at Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur where 104 plaintiffs had entered into a sale and purchase agreement with them.

One of the conditions of the agreement required that the developer hand over vacant possession within 36 months or be liable to pay a penalty for late delivery.

The developer failed to complete and hand over the units to the 104 purchasers on time, and wrote to the controller of housing under the ministry for an extension of time. His request was rejected.

The developer then appealed to the minister who, on Nov 17, 2015, allowed an extension of 12 months.

That decision would have allowed the developer to hand over vacant possession of the houses to the buyers from 36 months to 48 months.

The aggrieved purchasers sought legal remedy in the courts last year.

Under the Housing Development (Control & Licensing) Act 1966, developers have to hand over the keys to house buyers within 24 to 36 months from the date of the agreement.

If a developer fails to complete and hand over the units within the prescribed time, it would have to pay the buyers liquidated ascertained damages (LAD) of 10% per annum of the purchase price. - FMT
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Monday, 27 February 2017

武吉兰樟讯:谁应负责 Saujana Damansara 的垃圾和环境污染?


赛阿都拉萨... 这么恶臭!

武吉兰樟讯:谁应负责 Saujana Damansara
的垃圾和环境污染?

你将如何感觉如果你有两个巨大的垃圾桶在你的屋子前面,集堆如山的垃圾和污染你的环境。

这正发生在Saujana DamansaraJalan PJU 10 / 10F Jalan PJU 10 / 10B交界处的情况。

这两个垃圾桶正位于两间咖啡店和餐厅的前面,已经威胁社区的健康危险,造成老鼠,苍蝇,蚊子,蟑螂和其他昆虫的繁殖区。

当垃圾车来清理垃圾箱时,留下沥滤液,臭气是最难以忍受的,餐馆老板W.K.林说。

他遗憾地对民政党副议长赛阿都拉萨说,他已向屋业发展商(Emkay)和八打灵市政厅(MBPJ)投诉了有关健康危害。

但他们只是继续把问题推给别人,他补充说。

林说,最难以忍受的恶臭是当每个星期五的晚上市场或下雨后。

After the bins have been cleared … Third World garbage collection services
民政党第14届大选武吉兰樟州议席(N.37)协调人赛阿都拉萨说:很明显问题是缺乏完善的房屋规划

垃圾场位于距离商店太近。显然,垃圾桶的结构设计也有缺陷。

要不然,为什么箱子不在建筑物内?这些垃圾箱阻碍交通,他补充说。

赛阿都拉萨敦促商业中心发展商(Emkay)和八打灵市政厅快速解决问题,因为问题涉及公众健康和卫生。

他补充说:最好的解决办法是将垃圾堆及垃圾桶搬离商店。

赛阿都拉萨说,虽然垃圾收集承包商每天高效率地清理垃圾桶,但是垃圾还是四处被丢在路上

工人最低程度可以做的是打扫路面。更好的方法是,使用活性微生物喷雾杀灭臭味,他补充说,沥滤液的产生是城市固体废物(MSW)管理的一个主要问题。

无论如何,八打灵市政厅必须审查其城市固体废物(MSW)管理标准操作程序(SOP),如果有的话,我不知道为什么八打灵市政厅如此无动於衷的
对武吉兰樟涉及街坊环境的问题?他问。

赛阿都拉萨还敦促居民和公众妥善处置其食物残渣,以帮助缓解沥滤液恶臭产生。

而且,垃圾收集者应该停止他们不良的心态。清理垃圾场的恶臭,并打扫道路的清洁。

不要只是清除垃圾桶,而把垃圾留在路上,他补充说。

以下是在垃圾场拍摄的照片:



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BUKIT LANJAN: No reason whatsoever for Malaysian government to stop supporting vernacular education

SJK (T) Effingham pupils listening attentively to Kamalanathan’s speech
BUKIT LANJAN: No reason whatsoever for Malaysian government to stop supporting vernacular education

There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for the Malaysian government to stop supporting vernacular schools.

For some 60 years since Merdeka (Independence) 1957, billions of ringgit in development allocations have been disbursed to vernacular schools, namely Chinese and Tamil schools, nationwide.

“The quantum of allocations may differ according to needs, justification and availability of funds. But the federal government’s sincerity to support vernacular education cannot be questioned,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said accusations that the federal government did not support vernacular education “are untrue and politically malicious”.

“Billions of ringgit in allocations have been given out the past 60 years. All these mean nothing?” he asked.

Syed Razak with Tamil school educators in SJK (T) Effingham

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), spoke on the sidelines at an Education Ministry’s presentation of special allocations to two Tamil schools in the Subang Parliament constituency.

Deputy Education Minister I P. Kamalanathan handed over the cheques at SJK (T) Effingham in Bandar Utama on Feb 27, 2017.

He said in his address that RM60 million was allocated for Tamil school development nationwide in Budget 2017.

“Last year, 43 Tamil schools in Selangor received RM3.56 million in development allocations,” he said, adding that some RM800 million had been disbursed by the federal govenment to Tamil schools in the past seven years.

Kamalanathan stressed that funding for vernacular schools “is no more an issue”.


“Justification (for funds) is the real issue. We do not want funds to be wasted.

“Schools that need funding must therefore submit detailed working papers to justify their application for financial assistance.

“Upon approval, we will source for the funds (for the applicants/schools),” he added.

Kamalanathan likened critics who accuse the federal government of not supporting vernacular education as “people who are pretending to be sleeping”.

“Those who are really sleeping, you can wake them up. But, if they pretending to be asleep, you can put a bomb next to them and they will still not wake up,” he added.

Kamalanathan said such political critics only had devious and selfish agenda to win support.

“But if they are unable to convince the people for support, they resort to confusing them (with lies),” he added.








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Sunday, 26 February 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Unemployment a global phenomenon during a world economic slow down


BUKIT LANJAN: Unemployment a global phenomenon during a world economic slow down

The global economy is expected to grow even more sluggish in the months to come with many jobs at stake.


The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has warned that more people will get the axe this year due to the current economic challenges, at both domestic and international levels.

“We can expect a public backlash as more and more people lose their jobs. And it is easy to blame the federal government for their predicament,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

However, Syed Razak said the unemployment rate woes were not a phenomenon exclusive to Malaysia.

“The whole world, including developed countries, are seeing unemployment rates rising., You don’t have to look far to see this. Just look at across the Causeway (Singapore),” he added.

Syed Razak said it would not be the first time for Malaysians or the rest of the world to have to start reigning in on their spending and live prudently.

“Let’s face reality. When there is a global economic slow down, everyone in the world is affected. We need to stay resilient in facing the challenges, adapt to a highly prudent lifestyle to ride the tide,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said: “In such trying economic challenges, Malaysians must continue to work hard and change to a prudent lifestyle.

“It is easy to lament and blame others instead of oneself. Blaming others and the government will not help you to achieve anything. The reality is that job opportunities become scarce during an economic downturn.

“Continue to work hard for the sake of your loved ones. Do not be choosy with the job offers and the remuneration offered.

“It is better to be employed than to be unemployed. It is better to have work or business than to have no job or no business.”

Syed Razak urged Malaysians to remain resilient and patient to ride out the economic downturn tide and wait for the “bounce back”.

“It is only a matter of time when the global economy starts to recover. And, if you are resilient in your economic resolve, you will also bounce back,” he added.

Here’s what The Star Online reported:

"Nation

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Thursday, 23 February 2017
Retrenchments ahead, says MEF

BY HEMANANTHANI SIVANANDAM



PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) believes that more people will get the axe this year due to the current economic challenges.

Apart from the weak economy, contributing factors include the introduction of “disruptive technology” in some industries, it said.

According to its executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan (pic), economic challenges would see bosses reviewing their workers’ requirements.

“I think slightly more workers will be retrenched this year,” he told a press conference after the Taxation and Employer seminar jointly hosted by the Inland Revenue Board and MEF yesterday.

Shamsuddin said in 2015, about 44,000 workers lost their jobs while up to September last year, about 40,000 workers were retrenched.

He said the complete data for 2016 has not been released by authorities yet, but the numbers could be higher than the previous year.

In 2015, said Shamsuddin, about 18,000 of those who lost their jobs were from the banking sector due to the introduction of what he termed as “disruptive technology”, where banks were increasingly adopting online transactions, for example.

Other industries that could be affected, said Shamsuddin, include insurance, manufacturing and construction.

He said for the insurance industry, many prefer dealing with the companies directly for their services, which makes the job of middlemen or agents, redundant.

“However, these agents are not really part of the retrenchment rate because they are considered to be self-employed,” he said.

Asked to comment on the E-kad (enforcement card) programme by the Immigration Department, Shamsuddin said the Government should consider widening the criteria.

He said the programme should be open to illegal workers who do not have permanent employers.

Currently, only illegal foreign workers with valid employers can register and legalise their work under the E-kad programme.
Shamsuddin said by including illegal foreign workers without employers, the source pool for workers can be widened."


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Saturday, 25 February 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Only fools reject foreign language education


BUKIT LANJAN: Only fools reject foreign language education

China is today the world’s second largest economy and is predicted to overtake the US as No.1 soon.


China’s social and economic revolution or transformation in just over 40 years is nothing short of amazing.

“China’s quantum leap in economic and education achievements are not only due to hard work and resilience. They are a nation of practical people who face reality.

“In their quest for success, they are clear in what they are doing and in what they need to focus on. Race and politics are set aside when it comes to achieving excellence in education and business,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak said.

He said the key to a nation’s success “is ensuring that the rakyat (people) receives quality education”.

“In the quest for excellence, there must be openness and the willingness to learn and acquire knowledge not only from domestic sources but also foreign.

“The learning of foreign languages, especially English as an international language, is therefore a necessity that gives one the edge in global communication for business and trade.

“Learning foreign languages has nothing to do with race or religion. It has nothing to do about being less patriotic when acquiring language skills,” he added.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said “only fools will reject education and knowledge enrichment efforts”.

He urged Malaysians to refrain from confusing each other by mixing race, religion and politics with social issues that cover education and economics.

“It is best to just think of ourselves as Malaysians who strive to achieve both education and economic excellence,” he added.


Here’s the Facebook posting that prompted this blog posting:

""Edward Liu shared his post.

56 mins

學英文!

Road and Belt (OBOR) crystallizing...the rush of young mainland China students, the chuguo liuxueseng (出国留学生).....all trying to master the English language (英语)is stunning.

30,000 young millennial Chinese students are enrolled in New Zealand schools.

This sighting at a coffee shop of a private Kiwi tutor and her student ...on a one-on-one language tutor class in a coffee shop using an I-Pad and personal intonation is incredible!

The Chinese will adapt to the challenges of globalization by first mastering the English language!





Edward Liu added 3 new photos.

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學英文! Learning English in Kiwiland land! You will not see much American white or black kids as motivated to master Chinese putonghua language.

Road and Belt (OBOR) crystallizing...the rush of young mainland China students, the chuguo liuxueseng (出国留学生).....all trying to master the English language (英语)is stunning.

30,000 young millennial Chinese students are enrolled in New Zealand schools.

This sighting at a coffee shop of a private Kiwi tutor and her student ...on a one-on-one language tutor class in a coffee shop using an I-Pad and personal intonation is incredible!

The Chinese will adapt to the challenges of globalization by first mastering the English language!
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Friday, 24 February 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Commitment of volunteers vital to sustainability and success of community pre-schools

Tabika Kemas Flat Sri Cempaka pre-schoolers working on their colouring assignment while their parents are busy inside with their Tabika’s annual general meeting cum election of office bearers.
BUKIT LANJAN: Commitment of volunteers vital to sustainability and success of community pre-schools

Tabika (pre-school) Kemas can only be sustainable and succeed with the sincere commitment of volunteers.

And the volunteers, comprising parents of Tabika Kemas pupils, can make or break the sustainability and success of such community preschools.

“Children are the jewel of happy families. Therefore, there is no reason whatsoever for parents not to support wholeheartedly such community pre-school education efforts and programmes,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

He said parents must strive to provide the best guidance when raising their children.

“Discipline and parental guidance are now ever so important due to the influence of internet because not all content in cyberspace are good,” he added.
Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), reiterated his advice to parents to give due importance to their children’s study of the English language.

“Bahasa Malaysia is the national language of unity but a strong command of the English language is vital to a better understanding of Science and Mathematics.

“That’s because English is an international or universal language. And it is also vital for higher education in overseas and also in conducting foreign business,” he added.

Syed Razak also told the parents that “I am into politics not for financial gains”.

“Give me four years to prove myself to you and Bukit Lanjan. If I fail to serve and deliver to your expectations, please give me the boot.

“My aim in politics is to promote neighbourhood and national unity. But primary school education is in my heart and I will also strive to raise the standard of education in Bukit Lanjan via community programmes and projects,” he added.



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Thursday, 23 February 2017

BUKIT LANJAN: Tale of a lad with a heart to own up and a rich man’s touching response


BUKIT LANJAN: Tale of a lad with a heart to own up and a rich man’s touching response

The Star Online’s report titled “How a teenager’s touching act of honesty led to big reward” deserves to be shared and used as a lesson on humility.

It’s a tale that deserves to be used as a story to teach the young to grow up as mature working adults and the value of humbleness.

“The teenager and the rich man’s tale is what parents and communities must promote among us on how to be a good human being deserving God’s love,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“The tale is exactly what I want to stress as a community leader so that the Bukit Lanjan neighbourhood becomes a role model for other communities to emulate,” he added.

He said the tale was in complete contrast to an earlier blog post (http://bukitlanjan.blogspot.my/2017/02/bukit-lanjan-shameful-display-of.html) that featured extravagance among the rich.

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the teenager and the rich man’s display of great human values must have been inculcated by their parents.

“I believe communities and societies will become that much pleasant and rich in moral values if every parent inculcate the importance of good manners, responsibility and honesty while raising their children.

“Malaysia, paricularly Bukit Lanjan, will be a much more pleasant and harmonious nation if every parent walk the extra mile to really guide and raise their children to grow up as mature and responsible peace-loving citizens,” he added.

This is The Star Online’s tale of an honest lad and a rich man:

"Regional

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Monday, 13 February 2017 | MYT 2:02 PM

How a teenager’s touching act of honesty led to big reward



Chen Yifan accepts money towards his education. Photo: Qq.com.

BEIJING: A Chinese teenager’s act of honesty has won him a 10,000-yuan (RM6,450) study grant after he accidentally damaged a luxury car and left the owner an apology note and all the money he had on him as compensation.

Chen Yifan, a high school pupil from Xinmi in northern Henan province, knocked into one of the side mirrors of a parked BMW while riding his electric bicycle earlier this month, the news website Dahe.cn reported.

As the car owner was nowhere in sight, Chen decided to pen him a note expressing his apologies and left 311 yuan – all the money he had in his pocket at the time.

“Dear uncle, I’m sorry for my mistake and I also feel quite sad about it,” Chen wrote.

“I am a student and work as an intern. I’ve left some money for you as compensation. I know it’s not enough, but I don’t have more money. I am sincerely sorry.”
The car damaged by the boy. Photo: Qq.com.
After the owner of the luxury car returned and found the note and cash on his car, he was deeply touched, the report said.

The owner whose full name was not given, said he at first threw the note away as he did not think it necessary to hold the boy accountable for the damage to his car mirror.

But as he pondered over Chen’s honesty, he decided to retrieve the paper and do something to praise and encourage the boy.

With the help of local police, he contacted Chen’s family to thank him for owning up to the accident, the report said.

Chen’s mother offered to cover the cost of repair for the damaged mirror, but the car owner turned her down and paid the repair bill himself.
The note left by the boy. Photo: Qq.com.
Days later, he asked his daughter to send 10,000 yuan in cash to Chen, specifying that the money was to help him in his studies.

The teenager and his family initially declined to accept the cash, but eventually took it after they were persuaded by local police and propaganda officials, according to the report. – South China Morning Post"


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