THE Taman Cheras Permai flats in Selangor have been showing signs of
neglect for years but with the timely intervention of the Kajang Municipal
Council (MPKj), the situation can be improved.
Newly appointed councillor for Zone 2, Eddie Tan, said he will
follow-up on the flat dwellers’ complaints regarding the broken roof,
uncollected rubbish, poor lighting and lack of security within the three
blocks of four-storey flats.
neglect: The Taman Cheras Permai flats in Selangor.
“The councillor before me, Carmen Leong, submitted their complaints to
MPKj on May 24 and soon after, a gotong royong was initiated. We
are also asking the flat dwellers to cooperate by keeping the surroundings
clean,” he added.
They cannot channel their complaints to a management company as no
maintenance fees have been collected since the flats were built. No effort
has been initiated to form a joint management body (JMB).
According to Tan, the flat dwellers paid a private contractor RM4
monthly per each household for rubbish collection but the services were
constantly below par.
“The rubbish chute is constantly overflowing and the flats are dirty.
The blocks are in dire need of a paint job and the roof tiles that have
been blown away need to be replaced,” he added.
Flat dweller Tan Kuai Gek, 59, said she hoped MPKj will step in to
resolve the problems in the area soon.
“We have a large community here and are seeking to improve our quality
“The overflowing rubbish is a constant health hazard and the leaking
roof has not been repaired in years,” she added.
To protect themselves from harm, flat owners on several floors have
taken measures to instal grill gates with padlocks along public pathways.
This has irked some tenants who want unhindered right of way.
Tan said a committee formed by flat owners would help resolve some of