owners want developer to form a JMB soon
29/07/09 The Star By CHRISTINA LOW
RESIDENTS of D’aman Crimson apartments in Petaling Jaya held a small
protest over the weekend to voice their displeasure over the delay of
forming the Joint Management Body (JMB) by the developer.
“We are unhappy that the authorities had not taken any action on the
developer who had been postponing the JMB meeting since October last
year,” said D’aman Crimson Owners Association chairman Tan Pooi Joo.
Tan added that the developer had been given enough time and reminders by
the Commissioner of Buildings (COB) to convene the meeting and but they
failed to comply to the deadline set on June 28.
In the letter from COB to the developer, it was stated that if the
deadline was not met, then the developer could be fined or jailed in
accordance to the sub-section 5(1) Building and Common Property
(maintenance and management) 2007 Act 663.
“We felt that the owners should be given the permission to convene the
second AGM with immediate effect without further delay,” said Tan who
chaired the protest last weekend.
The apartment in Ara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, has 1,068 residential and 70
Another resident Lim Yong Hua said they felt that the residents would be
heading nowhere if the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) did not take any
action against the developer.
All Petaling Jaya Residents Association Coalition (Apac) chairman Liew Wei
Beng, who was also present, suggested that the residents should not pay
their assessment if no action was taken by the council.
“It is the duty of the MBPJ to ensure that the JMB is formed. The
residents should not pay their assessment until the problem is solved,”
He added that they would wait till the end of August before taking any
action following Selangor’s housing, building and squatters committee
chairman Iskandar Abdul Samad directive in May that the state government
would give the developer three months to form the JMB.
“If the developer failed to do so, they could face an immediate fine of
RM20,000,” Liew said.
When contacted, the developer Crimson Commercial Park Sdn Bhd said they
had nothing to hide from the residents.
Its building manager, Yong Kwai Fatt Yong, said the company was in its
final stages of receiving the strata title from the Land Office, hence
holding a JMB meeting would make no sense.
“We will be getting the strata title any time, maybe in a matter of days,
and having a JMB will be useless as it will have to be dissolved to form a
Management Corporation once the title is issued to us.
“If the residents are unhappy and want to see our accounts, they can come
to our office,” said Yong, adding that they had explained the delay to the