Platinum Victory violates Development Order by carrying out construction works till late at night and angers residents nearby

Since June 2008, one of the residents of Platinum Hill Condo had been complaining to DBKL regarding a developer, Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd, for carrying out construction works till about 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm every night – including Sundays. As a result of which the resident had to officially write to Jabatan Bangunan of DBKL for action.

This was the pathetic reply by Jabatan Bangunan DBKL to the resident:

MAKLUMBALAS STATUS PERLAKSANAAN
[ALAM SEKITAR] – Bising
NO. RUJUKAN : 0416/06/2008 – [1]

Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara yang tersebut di atas.

2. Dimaklumkan bahawa aduan tuan yang bersiri 0416/06/2008 – [1] dan bertarikh 13 June 2008 telah diterima. Pemeriksaan telah dibuat pada 18/06/2008 @ 11.30 pagi dan didapati tapak binaan ini terletak berhampiran dengan SK Tmn. Melati Setapak dan kondominium ‘Platinum Victory’. Penyelia tapak projek mengaku ada menjalankan kerja lebih masa pada malam tersebut. Amaran lisan dan notis mengkehendaki kacauganggu dihapuskan telah dikeluarkan kepada kontraktor terlibat.”

Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd got off lightly with just a warning for violating the Developemt Order (DO) and various building regulations. Now, the same resident had lodged another written complaint on 05 August 2008 providing a record of the schedule of the construction works being carried out till very late at night by Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd. The record of schedule is as follows:

27/7/08 : 08.00 am – 08.00 pm (Sunday)
28/7/08 : 07.00 am – 08.00 pm
29/7/08 : 07.00 am – 11.00 pm
30/7/08 : 07.00 am – 10.45 pm
31/7/08 : 07.00 am – 11.15 pm
01/8/08 : 07.00 am – 10.15 pm
02/8/08 : 07.00 am – 10.00 pm
03/8/08 : 08.00 am – 10.00 pm (Sunday)
04/8/08 : 07.00 am – 09.15 pm

On 05 August 2008 the resident received a reply via e-mail as follows:

From: zulhadi@dbkl.gov.my
To: (email address withheld for privacy)
Subject: Re: Apa tindakan yang seterusnya jika Pemaju terus melanjutkan kerja pada waktu malam dan ahad
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 17:08:54 +0800

(name withheld for privacy)
(full address withheld for privacy) Platinum Hill Condo, Jalan Melati Utama 3, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Setapak

Tuan,

MAKLUMBALAS STATUS PERLAKSANAAN
[ALAM SEKITAR] – Bising
NO. RUJUKAN : 0416/06/2008 – [1]

Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara yang tersebut di atas.

2. Dimaklumkan bahawa aduan tuan berhubung kacau ganggu bunyi bising tersebut kami telah panjangkan untuk siasatan dan tindakan Jabatan Bangunan DBKL selanjutnya.
Pihak kami akan memaklumkan status tindakan dari masa ke semasa kepada pihak tuan.

3. Di harap makluman ini dapat memberi penjelasan kepada pihak tuan.

Sekian, terima kasih.

DBKL must take stern actions against errant developers like Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd for acting in total disregard of the welfare of the surrounding areas. Surely, the residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their property on a Sunday and public holidays.

Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd seemed to be immuned from stern actions from DBKL. It is hoped that DBKL will treat Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd as any other developer and issue a “Stop Work Order” immediately as a form of punishment for the flagrant defiance of DBKL’s previous warnings.

I have followed up with an official complaint to DBKL. Let’s wait and see what DBKL will do and whether DBKL will be so understanding and give another warning or take drastic actions against Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd for violating the rules and regulations.

– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –

Semenjak Jun 2008, salah seorang penghuni Platinum Hill Condo telah membuat aduan kepada DBKL mengenai sebuah syarikat pemaju, Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd, yang menjalankan kerja pembinaan dari pukul 9 malam sampai 11 malam saban hari termasuk hari Ahad. Akibatnya penghuni tersebut berutus ke pihak DBKL untuk tindakan lanjut

Inilah jawapan yang kurang maya daripada Jabatan Bangunan DBKL kepada penghuni tersebut:

MAKLUMBALAS STATUS PERLAKSANAAN
[ALAM SEKITAR] – Bising
NO. RUJUKAN : 0416/06/2008 – [1]

Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara yang tersebut di atas.

2. Dimaklumkan bahawa aduan tuan yang bersiri 0416/06/2008 – [1] dan bertarikh 13 June 2008 telah diterima. Pemeriksaan telah dibuat pada 18/06/2008 @ 11.30 pagi dan didapati tapak binaan ini terletak berhampiran dengan SK Tmn. Melati Setapak dan kondominium ‘Platinum Victory’. Penyelia tapak projek mengaku ada menjalankan kerja lebih masa pada malam tersebut. Amaran lisan dan notis mengkehendaki kacauganggu dihapuskan telah dikeluarkan kepada kontraktor terlibat.”

Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd terlepas dengan amaran sahaja walaupun telah melanggar perintah pembangunan (Development Order) dan undang-undang lain yang berkenaan. Sekarang, pada tanggal 5 Ogos, penghuni tersebut membekalkan catatan waktu kerja pembinaan yang dijalankan sampai larut malam oleh Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd. Catatan beliau adalah seperti berikut:

27/7/08 : 08.00 am – 08.00 pm (Ahad)
28/7/08 : 07.00 am – 08.00 pm
29/7/08 : 07.00 am – 11.00 pm
30/7/08 : 07.00 am – 10.45 pm
31/7/08 : 07.00 am – 11.15 pm
01/8/08 : 07.00 am – 10.15 pm
02/8/08 : 07.00 am – 10.00 pm
03/8/08 : 08.00 am – 10.00 pm (Ahad)
04/8/08 : 07.00 am – 09.15 pm

Pada 5 Ogos 2008 penghuni tersebut menerima jawapan emel seperti berikut:

From: zulhadi@dbkl.gov.my

To: (email ditutup melindungi penghuni yang membuat aduan)

Subject: Re: Apa tindakan yang seterusnya jika Pemaju terus melanjutkan kerja pada waktu malam dan ahad

Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 17:08:54 +0800

(nama ditutup melindungi penghuni yang membuat aduan)
(alamat penuh ditutup melindungi penghuni yang membuat aduan)
Platinum Hill Condo, Jalan Melati Utama 3, Taman Melati Utama, 53100 Setapak

Tuan,

MAKLUMBALAS STATUS PERLAKSANAAN
[ALAM SEKITAR] – Bising
NO. RUJUKAN : 0416/06/2008 – [1]

Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara yang tersebut di atas.

2. Dimaklumkan bahawa aduan tuan berhubung kacau ganggu bunyi bising tersebut kami telah panjangkan untuk siasatan dan tindakan Jabatan Bangunan DBKL selanjutnya.
Pihak kami akan memaklumkan status tindakan dari masa ke semasa kepada pihak tuan.

3. Di harap makluman ini dapat memberi penjelasan kepada pihak tuan.

Sekian, terima kasih.

DBKL mesti mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap para pemaju yang melanggar peraturan seperti Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd yang langsung tidak perdulikan kesejahteraan kawasan sekelilingnya. Yang pastinya adalah penghuni di situ berhak menikmati suasana selesa di kediaman masing-masing pada hari Ahad dan cuti umum.

Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd nampaknya terlindung daripada tindakan DBKL. Adalah diharapkan DBKL melayan Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd seperti pemaju-pemaju lain dengan mengeluarkan arahan henti kerja (Stop Work Order) serta merta sebagai hukuman melanggar amaran-amaran DBKL yang terdahulu.

Saya telah menyusuli perkara ini dengan aduan resmi kepada DBKL. Sama-sama lihat dan tunggu apa yang akan dilakukan oleh DBKL dan tengok sama ada DBKL memahami keadaan sebenar dan memberi amaran lagi atau mengambil tindakan terhadap Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd atas kesalahan mereka.

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14 thoughts on “Platinum Victory violates Development Order by carrying out construction works till late at night and angers residents nearby

  1. HellBoy

    Wow, this is fantastic and should be a precedent case for all complaints against errant developers.

    YB,
    How much grace period have you given DBKL (i.e. till they revert to you and the complainant)?

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  2. Malaysia 64

    YB, i read dalam malaysia today overtime DBKL last year RM45mil and this year till july is alreday RM30mil apa kerja DBKL buat! Chee sin

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  3. Anonymous

    Way to go YB Wee. Please keep up your good work.

    DBKL should do their work and take tough actions against Platinum Victory Sdn Bhd. This developer has committed far too many abuses in their name. There must be a stop to their blatant nonsense. This is because of that useless chair thrower Yew Teong Look kow.

    Do your serious work YB Wee instead of looking at longkangs etc. and me and my family and friends will vote for you again!

    Down with Yew Teong Look kow and the BN (Barang Naik) party! Enemies of the rakyat!

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  4. lee wee tak

    let me tell you more about this PV developer

    During the GE12 campaign time, the shoplot that they were building in Danau Kota, where the current Old Town coffee shop is situated, the MCA fella set up his campaign centre in one of the shops. all banners, poster and the works

    I wonder if the CF was issued because it was at least a couple of months later only the tenants moved in.

    Was there an illegal commandeering of private property without the consent of the rightful owner? I do not have the answer. is there against GE rules to set up a centre in a building not fit for occupation?

    all I know is that I kicked myself for not taking photos.

    the first phase of the condo is also not that satisfactory as there were many defects. over 80% of the units have water leakage problems and in my case, the tenant downstairs was a second hand buyer and came in after the warranty period. the developer refused to take responsibility. they have a point in saying the complaint is after the warranty period but if they put in faulty structure in the first place, they should not qualify for the 2 year period only

    finally this work around the clock. is there a violation of any labour law? our labour law limit the number of working and overtime hours of our workers but are the foreign workers are being exploited and is there any breach of labour law? This is another angle to consider

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  5. Anonymous

    Platinum Victory will be protected. There is nothing you can do. You all should know why? If you all do not know then I am very surprise because Jabatan Perancang and Jabatan Bangunan are fantastic department that every developer friendly as YB Wee put it very mildly!

    I can assure you that it will be another warning and if it happened again then another warning until the project is completed. So it is OK.

    All of us should ask how could Platinum Victory got so much land in Wangsa Maju? YB Wee should check with the land office and DBKL how could Platinum Victory got possession of all those land where there were squatters. Just a hint for you all. Please check this Platinum Victory as it is a privilege developer where DBKL will close its eyes when Platinum Victory work until midnight on a Sunday!

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  6. lee wee tak

    PV10 and the related development around the lake alongside Jalan Genting Kelang….is it safe? high density development on ex-tin mining land. Further more, big wiring running along those condos and the flats around Prima Setapak area. The people in Rawang would be impressed with the stoic endurance of the ignorant or defenceless in those flats.

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  7. lee wee tak

    let me qualify myself about the 80% remark above. I was told by a committee in the owners’ association about the number. It looks more like an estimate rather than fact but perhaps there were sufficiently numeorus complaint that conveyed such an impression.

    PV has taken some measure to rectify the complaints during the 2 year period but the initial water proofing was perhaps not up to mark

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  8. wan

    It’s too much. PV conquering the area. Why there’s no plan upon any building projects? That area is full with high rise homes which cause a very high density. The traffic jam is awful. crime rate goes up.

    wtf is wrong with my country??!!

    i’m fed up, i’m fed up with people with power thinks the rakyat are stupid and blind. i’m fed up with ppl with power who sweeps everything under the rug thinking it’ll go away.

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  9. dann

    Mr Wee,

    Should I also write a formal letter to DBKL to complain about the noise comes from those few restaurants at the Metroview Shoplots, including the restaurant just below your office?

    They just don’t care and full blast the speakers (bigscreen outside the restaurant) at night. Most of the time, i have to close the balcony and all the windows to keep the noise out.

    if only they lower down the volume, then the residents here will not complain.

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  10. dann

    wan,

    “wtf is wrong with my country??!!”

    Everything is wrong with this country!!!

    There’s no law, there’s no enforcement.
    we can have all the law and rules here, but there’s no enforcement. All talk, no action.

    Why?

    Because of the malaysian culture…TIDAK APA LAH culture.

    I have a friend who just came back to this cursed land for a one week holiday (he migrated to Australia) and after staying there for 2 years, he can clearly see the contrast between a country with no law and a country with law.

    Sigh!

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  11. Anonymous

    Platinum Victory sdn bhd got many approval for building projects (commercial as well as residential) in Wangsa Maju. I am certain that there are not enough car parks to cater for such massive development.

    YB Wee please check with DBKl on all the DO whether DBKL adhere strictly to its policy and rules on car parks for buildings.

    DBKL is, of course, developers friendly! You all know WHY??? If you do not know the reason then you are not a Malaysians.

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  12. Freedom

    Freedom of speach is essential in anywhere everywhere, but i found that some of the comment here are defaming and abusing the freedom of speech.

    Reply
  13. lee wee tak

    It would help, Freedom, to point out which statement makes you feel uncomfortable so that we can learn to deal with ourselves.

    Reply

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