Desa Mentari Residents Relieved that State Government Repairs Damaged Elevators


SHAH ALAM, July 26: The residents of Desa Mentaru can breathe a sigh of relief when the Selangor Government decided to repair at least one elevator in each building of the 11-storey apartment.

Seri Setia Assemblyman, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said that the elevator damage at the apartments has caused there to be no safety guarantee and makes it difficult for the residents there, especially when Muslims are fasting during the Ramadan month.

“Block 6 does not have any operational elevators for over a month.

“The elevators in blocks 4,5 and 8 have been seized on July 19 by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) after they monitored the elevator situation several month ago and found them to be unsafe.

“Therefore, all three of these blocks do not even have one working elevator and this creates difficulties to the residents, especially in view of the fasting month and all these blocks are high blocks that are 11 storeys high.

“I want to express my appreciation to YB Iskandar Abdul Samad, the Exco in charge of Housing, Building Management and Urban Settlers of Selangor and the Selangor State Government which has decided to help solve this problem,” said Nik Nazmi.

The decision to repair the elevators at the apartment was announced by Iskandar on July 24.

Nik Nazmi also urged the residents to pay maintenance fees to fund the maintenance of the building and the elevator reparation fees.

“According to the management, the biggest problem faced is the low collection rate to a point the account is at a deficit,” he added.

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