THE recent freak storm in Kajang that party destroyed the ceiling of
several apartment units in Desa Baiduri made residents aware of another
Yap: ‘I have been paying the monthly maintenance fees to the Desa Baiduri
They learnt that the five apartment blocks built in 1999 was never issued
the Certificate of Fitness (CF).
Resident Yap Say Heng, 49, expressed his shock after hearing the news from
the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) when he called to complain about the
“I have been living here for the past 10 years and pay the monthly
maintenance fees to the Desa Baiduri Residents Association. I assumed the
association will handle all the necessary repairs. “But when a few of us
got together and called them to do something about the leaking roof and
damaged ceiling, the association said it wasn’t under its scope of
responsibility,” added the home tutor and father of three.
Yap who later contacted the MPKj was told no CF was issued for the
Councillor Ong Seng Peng said Desa Baiduri was on the list of the
council’s abandoned projects and was therefore never issued the CF.
Damaged: Parts of the ceiling of several Desa Baiduri apartments were
blown off during the recent freak storm in Kajang.
“The party collecting the maintenance fees now should be responsible for
the building’s wear and tear. I was also informed that the residents have
made efforts to contact the developer but the company cannot be traced,”
Yap also produced a letter from the association dated Oct 23, 2008,
stating it was not responsible for ceiling repairs.
Residents are now in a quandary and may have to fork out money for the