Anxious wait for housing
project to be revived
I AM one of the victims of an abandoned housing project. Before it happened
to me, I had come across many stories of housing projects being abandoned
for years but I never imagined that I would be one of the victims.
I bought a house in Mengkuang, Penang, in 2003. Under the S&P agreement,
this property was supposed to be completed by 2005.
Unfortunately, a dispute between the developer and the contractor went to
the High Court, resulting in the developer being declared a bankrupt.
This happened in 2006. We buyers formed a committee and approached many
government agencies on ways to revive the project.
Until today, what we get are empty promises. We have on numerous occasions
approached the insolvency department and the standard answer is “Pending
update or instruction from KL”.
The Government has promised to help revive abandoned projects but the
relevant department seems not too keen.
So please tell us buyers what else we can do. I have been renting a house
for about five years and paying bank charges as well.
MAGADAVE RAMESH BATUMALAI,
Bukit Mertajam, Penang.