230 People Claim RM11 Mil Losses After Failure to Get Housing Land Plots
A total of 230 individuals claimed to have lost about RM11 million after the developer failed to hand over the purchased plots of land in Kampung Sungai Semungkis, Hulu Langat, here since 2016.
Malaysian Community Consumer Protection and Welfare Foundation (YPKPMM) deputy president Sheeda Romli said phases 6 and 8, which involved nearly 300 lots, were sold at RM39,000 each lot, but were not delivered to the buyers despite paying the full price.
“The handover should have been made to the buyers, who have been waiting between two and six years, to build houses,” she told reporters after visiting the site here today.
Prior to this, Sheeda and the buyers had lodged two police reports and would submit a memorandum to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin and Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari on this matter.
One of the buyers, Mohamad Ali Jalil, 37 said he and several other buyers before this had met the developer, including the company owner a “Datuk”, on the land issue but no action had been taken on the complaint until today.
“The developer showed us a beautiful plot of land, and now it is idle and not managed by anyone.
“Whatever happens, I still want the plot of land because I completed making my payments in 2017,” he added.