‘Liquidator bulldozed through
02/02/2009 The Star
RESIDENTS of the Majestic Heights project’s phase one in Paya Terubong in
Penang are claiming that the liquidator did not go through the standard
practice when obtai-ning the Certificate of Fitness (CF) for the units.
Their joint management committee (JMC) executive adviser S.L. Chang alleged
that the liquidator had “bulldozed” through the procedures as a check showed
that several approvals were not obtained from the relevant authorities.
“From what I understand, the sensing cable for the two water tanks in phase
one was not installed and it was not handed over to the Penang Water Supply
“The access road leading to the nine blocks was also not properly handed
over to the Public Works Department.
“Even though all these conditions were not adhered to, we are puzzled that
the liquidator still managed to obtained the CF and strata titles,” he said
at a dialogue session at the JMC’s office recently.
It was attended by state executive councillor Chow Kon Yow and
representatives of 13 government bodies.
The phase one project, comprising nine blocks totalling 1,557 units, was
revived in 2002.
The CF was obtained in December 2003 and unit owners began moving in soon
Currently, more than 75% of the occupants of phase one are foreign workers.
Chang added that each unit owner had paid RM7,500 for the revival of the
“About 95% of the unit owners paid up RM10mil to the fund which is
administered by the liquidator. But still, there are many uncompleted basic
amenities,” he said.
Chang said residents had to put up with social problems caused by the
foreigners and problems such as vandalism, thefts, break-ins and unhygienic
He added that rubbish was strewn all over the place.
Chow, who is also the Penang Local Traffic Management and Environment
Commit- tee chairman, said the relevant govern-ment bodies, the JMC and
representatives of the liquidator should resolve the pro-blems.
He said a meeting to be attended by all the parties would be held soon but
cautioned that it was impossible for the matter to be resolved in just a
Penang Municipal Council secretary Tan Cheng Chui said they would look into
the compliance of all conditions imposed on the “partial” CF.
When contacted, a representative from the liquidator said they had
fullfilled the conditions for the issuance of the CF.
“We have fulfilled our responsibility, which is to revive and complete the
project as well as obtain the CF and strata titles from the relevant
“We have done everything except the installation of sensing cable of the
water tanks. We are still negotiating with the PBAPP over its cost.
“It is clearly stipulated in our agreement with the purchasers that we can
bill them for any additional costs spent on basic amenities.
“The RM7,500 paid by each individual was only meant for the completion of
the project,” he said.