A SITE INSPECTION has carried out by Sabah DAP Kepayan Barat Complaints Bureau Andrew Lee Chee Keong, at the Taman Shangri-la housing along Jln Kibabaig, Penampang after receiving complaint from the resident there. This housing project fails to meet certain basic criteria.
House owners are furious, angry and fearful for their life, not knowing what will happen next. Several parts of the homes are sinking, walls cracking into half due to soil erosion. At certain parts of the area at least sunk 2 1/2 feet deep.
To his surprise, snakes and lizards are now breeding under these homes. One of the house owners claimed that he had use up at least RM8,000 to maintain and repair crack walls and to fill up the effected parts of the garden.
The house owner claims that the developer promisses and guarantees the house buyers that soil erosion activity will not take place and developer is using the best method of piling for the project. This was mention upon purchasing of these homes, claimed the house buyer.
Countless complaints forwarded to the developer since 2008 utill today, but nothing has been done to prevent the soil erosion. Developer has promise to look into the matter with their respective archetect on ways to prevent more soil erosion from happening.
They had patched up cracks but it doesnt seem to hold for long. The cracks emerge again within months. It is just a short-term sollution. House owners are getting fed-up and tired and all complaints are just going to deaf ears.
Andrew is wondering how can an experience developer and especially the appointed architect did not see this coming. To his knowledge, the housing area used to be a swampy area, and it is necessary to take all safety and precautionary measures.
The house owners here claimed that they did not know that this was a swampy area. The residents here are restless, and they are looking forward to a sollution with the developer hoping that they will act instantly in resolving this matter once and for all and not just short term.
The DAP complaints bureau urges all relevant authorities such as the Developer, appointed archetect, Penampang Council and Housing Ministry to hold a meeting as soon as possible to resolve this matter.
At the same time, Andrew and the complaint bureau team were made to understand that the Penampang Council was not doing their job. Grass are not cut according to schedule and rubbish not collected for weeks and it stink the area.
The road leading in to the housing area is in a bad condition. Unpatched potholes are getting bigger and bigger each day. The residents here deserve a better quality home, which was promise by the developer. (DAP Media)