Another abandoned housing project, Seri Semarak in Bandar Baru
Air Itam, has been added to the “headaches” of Paya Terubong
assemblyman Dr Loh Hock Hun.
He said Seri Semarak, consisting of 1,306 units of low and medium
cost flats, was the third abandoned project after Majestic Heights
and Taman Cemerlang in his constituency.
“Construction works for Seri Semarak started in Oct 1998 but
stopped shortly after. The purchasers had been waiting for almost
four years now for it to be revived,” he told newsmen after opening
an education, safety and consumer health seminar yesterday.
Dr Loh, who is state Trade, Business and Consumer Affairs
Committee chairman, said he had been trying to contact the Kuala
Lumpur-based developer without success.
“I have arranged to meet the purchasers at my service centre at
8.30pm on Thursday. They should also bring along their sales and
purchase agreements,” he said, adding that some of them had formed a
On the stalled Green Garden project in Paya Terubong, Dr Loh said
he had negotiated with the state Public Works Department to be
flexible with its road safety and drainage requirements as the
developer could not comply with some of them.
“The developer only have to widen a 50m stretch road for Block A
of the project in order to apply for the certificate of fitness for
occupation,” he said.
Under the sales and purchase agreement, the developer was to
complete construction of two blocks of low-medium cost flats before
the authorities would build a two-carriageway road in front of the