Electricity supply given to
those who paid deposit
Flashback of our report on March 16.
KUALA LUMPUR: Refuting recent claims by owners, the developer of Plaza Medan
Putra said electricity supply had been available at the apartments since
early last year.
Responding to an article published in Streets on March 16, the developer Sri
Melinger Sdn Bhd said in a statement that electricity supply had been
connected with Tenaga Nasional Bhd meters to unit owners who had paid their
meter deposit to the utility company.
Sri Melinger also made available a copy of the letter from TNB dated Oct 30,
2008, confirming that electricity had been supplied and that it had no
objection to the issuance of a certificate of fitness (CF) for the project.
The apartment owners had held a protest on March 14 claiming that there was
no water and electricity supply to their units although some of them had
received their keys about a year ago.
About 20 owners, together with member of parliament for Segambut, Lim Lip
Eng, had also gone to the developer's office to demand an explanation.
However, a minor scuffle broke out between the owners and one of the
In its statement, Sri Melinger said owners who failed to pay for their
individual TNB meter deposits would not be able to get electricity supply.
"There is also no requirement from City Hall that purchasers should already
have water available at their units before City Hall can issue the
Certificate of Fitness for Occupation (CFO)," said the statement, signed by
a company director.
Sri Melinger said it had already applied for water supply at an early stage.
"In fact, all the water piping had already been completed. At a meeting
organised by residents on March 7, they were informed that it was estimated
that water would be available in about two weeks.
Subsequent to the amicable meeting, a further meeting was scheduled for
Wednesday to discuss any further issues the purchasers might have.
"However, on March 14, about 20 purchasers and seven to eight reporters came
to the developer's office with the Segambut MP where they made various
The statement said the owners became aggressive and ignored the explanations
of the staff.
"When one of the developer's staff approached the Segambut MP to seek
clarifications, the developer's employee was assaulted by two of the
purchasers," said the statement.
It also said that a management company, Burgess Rawson Management Sdn Bhd,
had been appointed to provide property maintenance and management services
to the buyers.
The statement said the renovation procedures set up by the management
company allowed renovation work to be carried out only from 9am to 5pm, from
Mondays to Saturdays.
However, owners are not prohibited from visiting or staying in their units
after vacant possession and the CFO had been issued.
Meanwhile, TNB also issued a statement confirming that electricity had been
supplied to the project.
However, it said, the electricity supply to 20 units could not be connected
because the owners had yet to pay their electricity deposit.
The affected owners were advised to pay their electricity deposit to enable
TNB to connect the supply.