Thursday, November 08, 2007

TdC to step up its broadband service

PETALING JAYA: Time dotCom Bhd (TdC) is expanding its broadband service Time Netlynx to include high-end residential areas in Penang by year-end, said its managing director Datuk Baharum Salleh.

“We will be offering broadband speeds of up to two megabits-, four megabits-, six megabits- and 10 megabits- per second (Mbps) to the residents on the island,” he told reporters at TdC Hari Raya open house here yesterday.

He said TdC was looking for partners to expand its residential broadband services in the country.

Baharum said the packages were competitively attractive with the 2Mbps package priced at RM75, 4Mbps at RM179, 6Mbps at RM269 and 10Mbps at RM469.
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He said the prices were better than what was currently in the market and that further expansion was possible with proper funding.

Baharum said TdC was also looking for the best way to fund the residential broadband service expansions.

“The issue here is funding. At the moment, we have zero borrowings and I want to deliberate to the board to seek funding to further expand the services (in Malaysia),” he said.

Baharum said so far, TdC had rolled out its high broadband facility in Ledang Heights Nusajaya. “There are three areas in Nusajaya that we plan to supply broadband services to the next area, which is Nusa Idaman and we target 1,500 subscribers from those areas,” he said.

He said TdC was still waiting for the government’s approval for its new submarine cable projects and cable landing stations and expected the decision would be reached by year-end.

TdC launched its residential broadband service on Aug 30 this year, where he said the company had spent RM1 million in its pilot service in Damansara Perdana, and was targeting to capture 500,000 subscribers nationwide over a three-year period.

Credit : The Edge Daily, by Tamimi Omar

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Time Launch new broadband service Netlynx target Damansara Perdana

KUALA LUMPUR: Time dotCom Bhd hopes to sign up 1,000 subscribers for its newly launched high-speed broadband service, Time Netlynx, within three months.

Managing director Datuk Baharum Salleh said he was confident the 10 megabits per second broadband service would eceive “overwhelming response from the consumers as they have been waiting for it for so long”.

”Netlynx will put Malaysia on par with other ICT-advanced countries in the region such as Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong,” he said yesterday at the launch, which was officiated by Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik.

Datuk Baharum Salleh (left) and Palette Multimedia Sdn Bhd executive director Sukhdev Singh at the launch of Time Netlynx
Baharum said Time had invested about RM1mil in its pilot service in Damansara Perdana, and was targeting to capture 500,000 subscribers nationwide over a three-year period.

Read more @ The Star Online - Time targets 1,000 users for new broadband service

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Complaints from Flora Damansara residents taken note by MK Land

Open Letter from MK Land's Saujana Triangle Sdn. Bhd.

WE refer to an article that appeared in StarMetro on Aug 3 with regards to the inspection conducted by Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) on Aug 2 following complaints by residents of Block F, Flora Damansara, Damansara Perdana.

The developer was not invited for the scheduled inspection with MBPJ. However, as the matter had come to our notice, we attended as observers.

It appears that the purpose of the inspection arranged by the residents was to highlight defects at the building. The defects highlighted were mainly leakages and cracks.

Further, we were not approached by any of your representatives present for comments.

The residents complaints dated July 18 should have been addressed to us as the developer (Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd) and not MK Land Holdings Bhd.

Upon receiving the complaints on July 20, we had already commenced action to resolve the issues and concerns raised. However, the rectification works cannot be carried out instantly.

There is a need for advice from consultants and others as well as a need for verification, observation and monitoring prior to works being carried out.

Our consultant engineers have confirmed that there are no structural defects as contended in the article.

Some of the defects highlighted are due to vandalism.

Nevertheless, we will try to address these complaints.

We also noted that some of the complaints raised have been attended to and rectification works completed.

We have had problems with previous contractors who we have terminated and with a lot of effort have completed the buildings subsequently with new contractors.

With patience, the issues can be resolved in a proper and amicable manner.


Legal Manager

For and on behalf of Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd

Friday, August 03, 2007

MBPJ to meet Flora Damansara condo owners and builder to resolve problems


News from The Star

THE Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will arrange for a meeting between the council, residents and the developer of Flora Damansara to resolve issues involving shoddy workmanship of the condominium.

MBPJ officers visited Flora Damansara Block F yesterday to inspect the defects in the structure.
These defects were highlighted in a report that was sent to MBPJ and to MK Land Holdings Bhd on July 18.

See this: Ho pointing out a defect at the
Flora Damansara condominium to MBPJ officers.

The defects include cracks at all floors in the car park area and leakage on the floor below the swimming pool with inoperative surface conduits.

The report also highlighted an incident, which happened on July 1 at around 5.20am where building debris from higher floors fell onto two cars parked below, causing serious damage.

Exposed cables, water seepage and cracks were also pointed out to the MBPJ officers during the inspection.

The Flora Damansara Residents Association pro tem committee will submit the building plans and other documents to the council.

“We would like owners to get in touch with us and provide copies of any complaint that they have filed with the developer,” said Residents Association pro tem chairman Ho Fook Chuan.

The owners can call Ho at 012-297 5597.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Damansara Perdana Buyers up in arms over late delivery and compensation

APARTMENT buyers of Block F, Flora Damansara, in Bandar Damansara Perdana are unhappy with the developer over several issues, including late delivery of vacant possession and delay in compensation for their apartments.

They recently held a meeting with several representatives from the developer Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd, a member of MK Land Holdings Berhad. Present as mediator was Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Yong Dai Ying.

A number of Block F buyers have yet to receive the keys to their units and compensation for late delivery.

These buyers, and those from the other apartment blocks at Flora Damansara, also raised several issues regarding the security, building structure, and state of common facilities at their blocks.

Clearing the air: (From left) Fatimah, Yong and Ho informing reporters of the outcome of the meeting between the apartment buyers and the developer.

There are over 600 apartment units in Block F, and over 3,000 units at Flora Damansara. Blocks A, B, and D are low-cost apartments while Blocks E, F, and H are medium-cost apartments.

“This is our second attempt, with Yong’s help, to meet with the developer. Our attempt to hold the first meeting on Dec 9 was ignored despite our early notice to them,” said Block F president Ho Fook Chuan.

During the closed-door meeting, the buyers voiced their problems while the developer’s representatives attempted to address as many issues as possible.

“I’m happy that we’ve solved most of the problems,” said Yong when briefing the media on the outcome of the meeting.

“Saujana Triangle will pay the Block F buyers their liquidated damages in full for their apartment units, as per the sales and purchase (S&P) agreement.”

MK Land Holdings Berhad senior general manager Fatimah Wahab said, “We will look into the terms of payment for the other issues like parking, renovation, and common facilities, and get back to the buyers on Monday.”

She said the late delivery of 20 months was due to the issues Saujana Triangle had with its main contractor.

According to Ho, the developer was supposed to settle the compensation immediately upon vacant possession.

“The residents of Flora Damansara will be forming a Pre-Management Corporation (PMC) headed by Ho to act as a liaison between the residents and the developer,” said Yong.

Unhappy lot: Flora Damansara apartment buyers gathering at the office of Saujana Triangle Sdn Bhd before the meeting.

“This pro-tem committee will act as the liaison until the residents get the full strata title for their apartments and form their own permanent committee.”

“The committee will meet up with the developer’s management every two weeks to rectify issues of the whole Flora Damansara community,” said Ho.

Yong added that the developer’s management would hold a weekly Wednesday meeting from next week onwards as an avenue for the purchasers to talk to a task force set up by Saujana Triangle.

“This weekly meeting is open to all residents and provides a platform for them to talk about the issues they’re facing as individual purchasers,” she said.

Ho said, “We also want the keys to our apartments to be handed over to us immediately upon us paying the maintenance fees.

“They previously handed the keys in batches (about 15 a day), but they’ve promised to hand over all the keys after today’s meeting.

“We want to move into our respective apartments within one month from the date of defect rectification and submission of our units, and the developers have promised that they’ll do the necessary rectifications within two weeks.”

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