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Residents seek clarification

13/05/2009 The Star By THO XIN YI

BOTHERED by various infrastructural problems, Wangsa Baiduri residents want the developer to clarify the status of the common area.

According to Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, the developer claimed that it had handed over the common area to the local council but the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) could not trace any record of this.

Cause of floods: The residents showing Yeoh (left) the clogged drain with stagnant water.

“This area of 25 years used to be under the jurisdiction of the then Petaling Jaya Municipal Council and was handed over to the MPSJ in the 90s.

“We are waiting for the developer to show us the relevant documents to prove that the hand-over had indeed taken place,” she said.

However, the January deadline has expired and the developer has yet to produce the documents.

The residents want this to be resolved as quickly as possible as they urgently need the party that is responsible, to fix the drainage system.

Residents’ association secretary Laurence Rajamanikam pointed out that the clogged drains in the residential area contributed to the flood problem during a downpour.

“Residents in Persiaran Wangsa Baiduri 7 and 8 have had water entering their houses to about 0.3m high,” he said.

MPSJ councillor Theresa Ratnam Thong said the estimated cost of repairing the drainage system was RM600,000.

“Who is going to pay for the work? I will meet MPSJ president Datuk Adnan Md Ikshan as soon as possible to discuss the best course of action,” she said.

Meanwhile, the residents also complained about the patches of stagnant water on the TNB reserved land next to their residential area.

“It’s a perfect place for mosquitoes to breed,” Laurence said.

He also said only one of the three pumps at the oxidation pond was functioning.

“The pond caters for over 1,100 linked-houses and condominium units, as well as the new condominium that is being constructed.

“During a site visit in February, the developer promised to fix the problem as the pond has yet to be handed over to the Indah Water Konsortium (IWK),” he said.

Emko Properties general manager Chai Kian Soon, when contacted, said the developer had a letter issued by the MPSJ, which confirmed that it had taken over the public area in Wangsa Baiduri.

“We managed to find the letter, which was dated a few years back, in our files after a meeting with the council last year.

“We will forward a copy of the document to the MPSJ,” he said.

Chai added that following the residents’ complaint, the developer had repaired the oxidation pond.

“It is fully functioning now. Once the land title issue is resolved, we will hand it over to the IWK,” he said.


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