MP to help flat owners obtain
their strata titles
The Star 24/1/2006
RESIDENTS of the Setapak Indah Jaya flats are fed up of the badly maintained
state of their flats.
The conditions there has deteriorated ever since the management office
closed down late last year.
The residents would like to take on the maintenance of the flats themselves.
However, the only drawback is they have yet to receive their strata titles.
Wangsa Maju MP Yew Teong Look said he would help the residents obtain their
strata titles with helpd from the Housing and Local Government Ministry.
He said he would also organise a meeting between the developer, management
office, residents, City Hall, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Syabas and Housing and
Local Government Ministry after Chinese New Year on ways to improve living
Yew, who attended a gotong-royong at the flats on Sunday, also pledged to
set aside part of his allocation to repair the area’s fencing and beautify
Most of the 2,500 residents moved into the three blocks, consisting of 504
units, in 1998. About 80% of them are Chinese. It was learned that the
developer ran away in 2000 and its management office at the flats operated
until late last year.
Occupants had to climb the staircases to their homes since September when
lifts in all the blocks broke down. The residents' committee then collected
RM500 from each unit for the repairs. Two lifts in Block 17 were finally
back in order in the middle of this month and the four others are expected
to be ready by March.
Residents' committee chairman Soon Chai Hock said repairing the lifts cost
“Each unit is required to pay RM40 per month. Some have not been paying for
two years. We have yet to collect maintenance fee amounting to RM160,000,”
On the other hand, he added, the flats still owed TNB RM92,000 and Syabas
RM72,000, even after they had paid RM31,000 to both companies for their
About 200 occupants took part in the gotong-royong, while City Hall sent
their workers, two trucks and one bulldozer to help out.
They cleared the heaps of rubbish in front of the blocks, worsened by
outsiders conveniently dumping bulky waste there. Fogging was carried out in
the evening to prevent dengue.