SUBANG Jaya City Council (MBSJ) became the first local authority to successfully obtain a conviction against a strata property joint management body (JMB) for failing to hold its annual general meeting (AGM).
At the MBSJ full board meeting, Subang Jaya mayor Datuk Johary Anuar said eight members of Koi Tropika Condominium JMB in Puchong, Selangor, were charged at the Subang Jaya Magistrate’s Court on May 20 for not calling the 10th AGM in 2019.
“Seven of them pleaded guilty and were fined RM2,000 each.
“All seven paid the fine. The eighth person had passed away and the charge was dropped,” he said.
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Johary said MBSJ Commissioner of Buildings opened investigation papers under Rule 34(2) Strata Management Regulations (Maintenance and Management) 2015 of the Strata Management Act 2013, which carries a maximum fine of not more than RM50,000 and jail term of not more than three years, or both.
“I hope all JMBs and management committees will perform their statutory duties of organising the AGM in a timely manner as prescribed in the Act to avoid legal action.
“Holding an AGM is important because it is the main platform for stratified building owners to discuss and resolve issues pertaining to the management of the building,” he said.
Johary also announced that the Subang Jaya Local Plan 2035 would be published in the Selangor government gazette today.
“With the completion of the gazetting process, the city council and all stakeholders can use the document for reference on land development, environmental conservation and people’s socio-economic development,” he said.
On rabies preventive measures, he said 20 MBSJ Health Department officers had been fully vaccinated against the virus.
“All dogs within a 10km radius from the rabies-related fatality (on March 10) are being captured and sent to the Veterinary Services Department to be tested.
“However, samples taken from dogs and bats captured so far were negative for rabies,” he said.
Commenting on the rise in hand, foot and mouth disease, he said two MBSJ childcare centres had also been affected.
“As of May 23, there were seven cases reported at Taska USJ 3 and four at Taska Kuarters Permata Sari.
“We will be having a briefing session for staff there to reduce the number of infections,” he said.
On dengue, Johary said there were six hotspots identified in the city but none exceeded 100 consecutive days.
As of May 14, he said there were 1,143 positive cases.
“Based on our monitoring at the hotspots, many of the Aedes mosquito breeding grounds were found at community gardens and illegal dumping locations,” he said.