No phone lines
in Bandar Botanic
15/01/2005 The Star Story and photo by ELAN
RESIDENTS of Bandar Botanic in Klang have urged Telekom
Malaysia to speed up its efforts to provide the township with permanent
Bandar Botanic Residents Association pro tem secretary
K. Subramaniam said it had been a year since the developer Harum Intisari
Sdn Bhd handed over the first batch of houses and since then about 2,000
properties had been completed and delivered to the owners, yet there were
no telephone lines.
“The developer told us that they had done their part by
laying the internal cables and it was Telekom that failed to connect the
township with its distribution centre,” he said during a meeting between
the residents association, developer, Telekom and Klang MP Datin Paduka Dr
Tan Yee Kew.
Subramaniam, who handed 50 telephone application forms
to Telekom head of sales and consumers division Halimatunsaadiah A. Hussin,
said the other residents had sent in their applications individually.
However, he said, the applications had been turned down
due to the lack of permanent lines in the township.
Halimatunsaadiah said the township could be provided
with permanent telephone lines by September.
As a temporary measure, Dr Tan said Telekom was offering
cordless phones for the benefit of the Bandar Botanic residents. The
phones are provided under the CDMA system for temporary connection.