Form body, residents and
11/09/2008 The Star By M.
THE developer of Taman Perai Indah Flats at Taman Nagasari, Prai, Piala
Mutiara Sdn Bhd, and residents should set up a joint management body to
resolve long-standing problems faced by residents of Block C.
Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy said the body should be set up in a
month or two after the developer provided an audited account of income and
expenditure on the maintenance of the nine-storey flats.
Dr Ramasamy, who is also Batu Kawan MP and Prai state assemblyman, was
speaking to reporters after touring the block accompanied by officials and
councillors from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council.
He was unhappy to see the condition of the flats which were poorly
maintained where more than 90% of the units were converted into hostels and
rented out to foreign workers.
Resident M.V. Ram Naidu, 65, said he was unhappy that the maintenance fee
had been raised from RM50 to RM70 without notice.
He said the sales and purchase supplementary agreement stipulated that the
maintenance fee was RM50 per month.
Ram said the flats were also affected by many defects, including leakages
from the bathroom tanks.
Another resident, Harbajan Singh, 65, who also questioned the rationale in
increasing the maintenance fee, said there was no proper security system.
He added the presence of foreign workers had caused many occupants to move
out from the units.
The company’s managing director M. Kajendaran agreed to get the accounts
audited before Oct 10.