by Eddie Ng – a businessman cum Local Councillor at Majlis Perbandaran Kajang and DAP Cheras Liaison Committee Vice Chairman since 2008.
Monday, July 4, 2011
EGM for Venice Hill
The Comissioner Of Buildiing (COB) has, on the 13th June 2011 appointed an owner Mr R.Ragunanthanan A/L E. Ramuloo to call for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for the re-election of Joint Management Committee for Venice Hill Condominiums (JMC) under the Building And Common Property (Maintenance And Management) Act 2007 ( Act 663 ). COB has before this received various complaints from residents on the suspected abuse of powers by JMC but JMC has failed to response to the complaints and has ignored COB’s instructions on the complaints.
While the EGM are scheduled to be held on 10th July 2011, accuses on me, saying that I have been siding and instigating the residents on this issue and the COB has made a wrong decision to call for the EGM and appointed Mr Ragunanthanan to call for the EGM. I have been serving the community in the capacity of Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj) Councilor for two years. Has the JMC forgotten that I was involved to help them to form the Joint Management Body (JMB) on the year 2009 till 2010 when the liquidator of the property refuses to do so? The issue went to the COB before going to the State authority and lastly, the court.
I am not trying to claim any credits but the fact is I am merely doing my part accordingly to the facts and proof showed to me by anyone without prejudice. It is a fact that JMC has ignored COB’s instruction that no water cutting can be done before the House Rules being approved by the JMB as stated on Section 14 (2) of the Act 663. Besides, complaints on the towing of residents’ vehicles from their respective car parks (which they owned), claiming that they have the consent from MPKj to do so through their website has also created another round of havoc. It was confirmed that there is no greenlight from MPKj to do so as it is a private property which the local authority has no rights on it.
The unlawful suspension on four JMC members is another reason the COB instructed for the EGM. As elected representatives of the JMB, nobody have the power to suspend or sack them nevertheless without show-causes. The JMC summoned COB for instructing the JMC to reinstate the four. This is ridiculous! Did the JMC get the consent from the JMB to take legal action on this?
The JMC has informed that they are unhappy that I called a press conference together with Mr Ragunanthanan and his gangs regarding the EGM issue. As far as I am concern, my stand is very clear that I am helping according to the facts and furthermore, the press conference is merely an announcement from my side on the EGM and I urge the owners to attend it hoping to have a fair election. As it is called following a written instruction by the COB, the EGM is legal and will go on unless the State authority issues a stop notice before or on the 10th July 2011 as stated in the Act 663 Section 41 that the JMC have the rights to appeal on the decision made by COB within 14 days they was informed of the decision and the decision by state authority is final.
As for another accusation on the COB for doing nothing when the previous management company, Venice Hill Management Corporation Sdn Bhd (VHMCSB) did not hand over the documents and accounts of the property to the JMB, I can only apologies on it. VHMCSB is a private limited company and they are not liable for not handing over the relevant stuffs under the Act 663. That is not my personal view but it was proved by Kuala Lumpur High Court when the judge confirmed it.
Anyhow, I hopes that the JMC members will also attend the EGM and stand in for election as well. There is no guarantee that who will win the election. Every owners have their rights to stand for any post and I strongly feels that for the JMC to win the election will prove that what they have done for Venice Hill are accepted by the owners.