Star By SIMON KHOO
KUANTAN: Despite being located at the town centre adjacent to the bus
terminal, Kompleks Makmur has failed to become a prime shopping spot here.
The problem started when the developer-cum-complex-management firm ran
into financial difficulties, leaving the unit owners in the lurch.
One after the other, the owners vacated the units and moved elsewhere even
though they had to service their loans.
Teruntum assemblyman Chang Hong Seong said, of the 80 units available, 60
of were bought when the complex was launched.
Saving grace: Volunteers doing their bit to clean up an abandoned unit at
Kompleks Makmur in Kuantan recently.
Chang, however, said the management encountered problems and left the
owners to fend for themselves.
“Now, only eight owners operate an Internet cafe, music shop, grocery and
accessories outlets at the complex.
“The owners set up an ad hoc committee in February this year and
discussions are being held to revive the complex,” he said at a gotong
royong to clean the premises recently.
About 150 volunteers from the MCA, PKR, Rela and Kuantan Municipal Council
together with the complex owners and National Service trainees took part
in the exercise.
Chang said that some facilities were no longer useable and had to be
replaced but the structure was still safe.
He said, for a start, the state had approved an allocation of RM50,000 to
repair the toilets.
“We hope to find an amicable solution to help the owners carry on with
“Plans are in the pipeline to appoint a new management with the local
council’s help,” he said.
Chang said the owners must be prepared to fork out money to refurbish the
units and carry out promotional activities.
He said the bus terminal that catered to long-distance destinations would
be relocated to Indera Mahkota under new a proposal.
“It will then be used for town buses plying through Kuantan,” he said.