‘Condo folk can demand stop to homestay ops’

Condo residents holding placards to protest homestay activities at their block.

RESIDENTS of a condominium in Butterworth, Penang, who held a peaceful protest over ‘inaction’ on noisy homestay guests at their block, can demand that their building management stop the homestay operations.

Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said this could be done through the management committee (MC) or joint management body (JMB).

“Home owners have the right to ask the management of their building to either allow or stop the homestay operations through the MC or JMB.

“If the building still does not have its own MC or JMB, the home owners have the right to ask the management to impose house rules.

“Only decisions made through the MC or JMB can stop the woes of the residents, ” he said at a press conference after chairing a full council meeting at the MBSP headquarters in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, on Monday.

He also advised the condo residents to form a committee and appoint someone from their group as chairman, adding that they had the right to do so.

He said they could consult the MBSP Commissioner of Building or councillors if they needed advice.

Earlier, five lucky ratepayers walked away with lucrative cash prizes after an online draw held at the council headquarters.

The five were picked from a total of 67,126 eligible ratepayers who had paid their assessment taxes either online or via appointed collection agencies or kiosks, and had settled their full-year assessment on time and did not have any outstanding payments.

The first prize of RM7,000 went to Ahmad Zamri Yahaya from Taman Alma Jaya, Bukit Mertajam.

Other lucky draw prizes of RM5,000, RM3,000, RM2,000 and RM1,000 were given.

As a safety measure, there was no handover ceremony.

“Winners will be contacted through phone, email or letter.

“They will receive their cash prize through electronic fund transfer from MBSP, ” said Rozali.

He said MBSP collected RM56.79mil during the promotion period from July 1 to Aug 30.

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