JMB and Your Voice!
In the past two weeks, I have had to attend to problems between the JMC and the other owners, including even between JMC Chairman and committee members.
There are many instances where the Chairmanship has caused the “craze” of authority to climb to the head of the Chairperson. They seem to be like dictators, managing the committee and the property like the other owners are school kids.
There are instances where the Chairman decides to over-rule whatever decision that has been made at committee meetings, changing contents of the minutes as well as “punishing” committee members and owners for questioning him / her.
All these cannot be allowed to happen – owners must stand-up to these kind of dictatorial and irresponsible management styles. In a few instances, the other committee members choose to resign – which is the wrong thing to do. If they see something wrong, the other committee members should not resign, but instead they should stand-up and put their feet down.
They must be willing to raise the matter with the COB and more importantly, the COB ,must investigate and where necessary, to take action. COB cannot just ignore the matter and pretend it is not there and wait for it to go away!
I have seen instances where both husband and wife are involved in the committee – how can the COB even allow such things to happen. There have been instances where the husband is the chairman and the wife the treasurer and both are signatories to the account. On the other instance, the wife is the Chairman while the husband is the “managing agent” – whose appointment is also questionable. Even if the appointment is properly done – surely the COB must advise them against such a situation. Is there no one else to run the place?
What is more disappointing for me is the fact that committee members and owners are aware of such “compromising situations” and they choose to do nothing. Some even claim that they do not know what their rights are. Surely simple common sense would also tell you that such situations are not right.
Apartment and Condo living is a part and parcel of Malaysian Community. JMB issues are real and will not go away. If we choose to keep quiet and wait for the authority to do something, than I am sorry to say, we deserve whatever problems that come our way.
So please my dear friends, my appeal to you – STAND UP and PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! Seek answers and solutions instead of just folding your arms and say; “Aiyah, its like that la – what to do!!!!” Lets Change It!