Think before buying apartments, MPSJ told

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  • Thursday, 29 Jul 2010

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s (MPSJ) proposal to buy two apartment units in Taman Puchong Prima as holiday homes had some councillors raising eyebrows.

Rajiv Rishyakaran suggested to the council to consider thoroughly before making the purchase.

“The apartments are run on the Joint Management Body concept and we all have heard of problems stemming from such management system, where the facilities deterioriate as some residents fail to pay the management fees,” he said.

Moreover, the apartment units are located in Puchong, which is not far away from the MPSJ headquarters in USJ 5, Subang Jaya.

“Why don’t we buy a seaside resort instead?” another councillor Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir asked.

Nonetheless, Adnan said the location was suitable for the council staff, especially those who did not earn much.

“A few staff members told me they never get to enjoy a holiday as they have no transportation.

“There is a theme park surrounded by the medium-cost apartments. I believe the residents are ready to pay the management fees accordingly and we will not suffer losses in this investment,” he said.

Adnan added that MPSJ has three holiday homes in Cameron Highlands.

It was also mentioned in the meeting that the state government has issued guidelines for gated and guarded security scheme.

The residents associations have to discuss with council presidents and mayors for technical opinion prior to setting up the scheme.

The MPSJ has also decided to appoint a consulting engineer for the crematorium project costing RM1.2mil.

The council has approved RM350,000 for the project and the Finance Committee had suggested to apply the remaining funds from the state government.

Meanwhile, the council has also rejected a proposal by a private company to contribute 800 CCTV cameras in exchange of about 50 billboards with a concession of 10 to 15 years.

“This is not the approach for the company to fulfill its corporate social responsibility,” Adnan said.

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