Despite the residents of Idaman Sustera Condominium (Wangsa Maju) pleaded to the developer, Medan Idaman Sdn Bhd, during their first AGM, today (31-10-2010) the developer ignored their plea and just sent its representative from a property management agent, Burgess Rawson Management Sdn Bhd, to solely conduct the meeting without addressing the outstanding issues, which have caused heartache to the residents.
The representative of said property management, Mr Teo, could not answer any questions from the residents pertaining to the many outstanding problems like sewage systems were done not according to specifications, defects and others except on the sinking fund of RM80,000, which is still held by the developer. The answer provided was also unsatisfactory as Mr Teo was merely saying that the develoepr has handed over some fund to the JMB but could not address on the remaining RM80,000.
The former squatters of the land to whom the developer have promised many years ago to provide houses for them to move out were also present to confront the developer. up to this date, the developer totally ignored their plight.
But the developer refused to attend today to face the residents and the squatters.
After heated arguments between the said property agent and the agent, the AGM was called off. The said property agent promised to organise another meeting between the residents and the developer to iron the outstanding issues before the next AGM is held..
I am sure that there are many other developers like Medan Idaman Sdn Bhd. The Commissioner of Building (COB) have not been handling such problems satisfactorily. In this case, the COB is under Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur. I call upon Datuk Bandar to intervene to order the developer to attend the AGM to resolve all outstanding matters with the residents. I shall be writing to the COB and Datuk Bandar with regards to the irresponsible attitude of this developer.
The government should also look into the weakness of the Strata Title Act to penalise developer like Medan Idaman Sdn Bhd for not carrying its duties as developer otherwise the condo will have little recourse when faced with the highhandedness of such irresponsible developer, who is only interested in profit with no responsibility. It is about time that the government amend the Strata Title Act to give more power to hte COB to penalise such developer so that it will carry out its responsibilities satisfactorily.