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DBKL to sponsor repair costs

Offer to foot 90% of outlay open to all government and privately owned flats

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has offered to sponsor 90% of the repair costs of problematic residential high-rises, both Government and private-owned, in Kuala Lumpur.

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DBKL will sponsor up to 90% of repair costs for both PPA and PPR as well as privately owned high-rises, provided they put forward the balance of 10%

Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said all 74 of the Government’s Public Housing (PPA) and People’s Housing Project (PPR), as well as high-rises that were privately operated, could take up the offer – provided they put in the balance of 10%.

“There are a lot of complaints from residents living in high-rise developments on the management of the building.

“Most of the complaints are about lifts, wiring and plumbing,” he said.

Often, the joint management bodies or management committees tasked with managing these buildings fail to resolve the issues for various reasons.

“So, we have decided to help – provided the residents are willing to contribute,” Tengku Adnan said.

“We can also give their building a new coat of paint to make it look good.

“Those interested can make their application via the Federal Territories Residents Representative Council,” he said at the Kenduri 1Wilayah Persekutuan for the Batu constituency at

Dewan Perdana Bandar Baru Sentul on Wednesday.

Tengku Adnan said DBKL had upgraded the lifts in Sri Kelantan Flats and PPR Taman Wahyu, and was in the process of doing the same for PPR Taman Beringin and PPR Intan Baiduri.

“We know the problems and are constantly trying to find solutions.

“Regarding the parking problems in the city, as well as in the residential areas, we are also trying to identify suitable areas to build multi-storey car park complexes.

“There are also complaints on lack of security for residents staying in government housing, as anyone can come and go without restriction.

“We are open to the idea of having access cards, provided all the residents agree to the initiative,” he said, adding that events like the Kenduri 1Wilayah Persekutuan enabled the authorities to get closer to the people and to hear their problems.

Tengku Adnan also said that the chicken slaughterhouse project at the Selayang daily market would go ahead despite protests by some residents.

He stressed that it was to centralise and regulate slaughtering activities in the market.

“Not all the chickens sold at the market are slaughtered in the halal way.

“So, with the modern, centralised slaughterhouse, Muslims can be sure that chickens bought from the market are indeed halal,” he said.

Tengku Adnan also advised petty food traders operating in inappropriate places to take up the grants given out by various government agencies, such as DBKL, Tekun Nasional Financing Scheme and Mara, and upgrade to operating from food trucks.

Source: The Star 24 February 2017

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In search of missing funds

Council raids Ampang apartment’s JMB office after it fails to provide documents

THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) raided the Joint Management Body (JMB) of two apartment developments in Taman Kosas, Ampang, seizing relevant documents to facilitate investigations into alleged missing funds, during a joint operation.

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Abdul Hamid (right) and KPKT Municipality Services Division Strata Management branch enforcement head Insp Mohammad Izzat Hassan (third from right) questioning a clerk at the apartment.

This was following a complaint signed by 20 residents claiming that maintenance funds totalling RM70,000 had gone missing.

A team of 20 enforcement officers from MPAJ as well as the Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) Strata Management branch, turned up at the JMB office and seized the documents after the JMB ignored repeated requests from MPAJ for the documents.

MPAJ president Abdul Hamid Abdul Hussain said the council’s commissioner of building (COB) had received a letter from residents on the matter on Oct 18 last year.

“On Nov 30, the council asked the JMB to clarify the matter in 14 days, but they did not cooperate.

“We also made three visits to the apartment, but we did not manage to get the documents we wanted,” he said during a press conference at the apartment.

“The complaints included the lack of maintenance of the building, resulting in faulty lifts, and that the JMB failed to submit audited financial statement to MPAJ’s COB since 2013.

“The JMB has also not held its annual general meeting, which is required under the law,” he said.

The operation was conducted under the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757).

The raid was focused on one condominium and six blocks of middle-cost apartments, totalling 520 units.

Each unit is charged a sinking fund of between RM96 and RM183 for condominiums, and between RM9 and RM18 for apartments, monthly.

During the operation, MPAJ requested several documents including bank statements, sinking funds collection reports, expenses and payment reports, bank-in slips, financial reports, ageing lists and minutes of meetings.

“The JMB cooperated, and we will investigate the matter further.

“If there is a case of misappropriation of funds, we will pass it to the police,” Abdul Hamid said.

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A JMB representative, who was present during the operation, said the JMB planned to call for a press conference soon to clarify the issue.

Source: The Star 16 February 2017

The new Act will replace the Building and Joint Property (Management and Maintenance) 2007 (Act 663).

You can download a copy at:

Strata Management Act – AGC Link

or at NZX Commercial Document Centre:

Strata Management Act – NZX Link

This Act 757 shall be read and construed with the Strata Title Act 1985 (Act 318) and the subsidiary legislation made under that Act in so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the regulations made under this Act.