House buyers of Taman Bayu Tebrau staged a picket recently to voice their discontent over the delay in the completion of their houses.
After eleven years of waiting, they still have no answers to their problems.
The housing project located in Mukim Plentong, Johor Bahru was approved in year 2000, and was scheduled for completion in 2003. There were supposed to be 8 blocks, comprising 980 units of apartment.
However, only two blocks, Block 2 and 4 of Phrase A, which comprised of 140 units were given temporary certificates of fitness by the Johor Bahru Town Council in 2006.
Some house buyers were forced to move in even though the apartments come without water and electricity, and the lifts were uncompleted.
At the press conference the chairman of the Persatuan Muhibbah Pemilik Dan Penyewa Pangsapuri Taman Bayu Tebrau, Tan Khai Meng, highlighted the problems of the house buyers. He said the delay has caused financial, marital and relationship problems. He hopes the government and the relevant authorities will come to their aid.
Tan also highlighted the serious water leakage of the water tank on the 10 floor, he hopes it will not collapsed as what had happened in the Lumba Kuda flats in Johor Bahru.
Tan said he had wrote to the former and the present Prime Ministers, the local and state governments, the local and state housing departments, the developer and the district representative; however none had replied him.
Video by: Christine Leong, Citizen Journalists Malaysia