For those who are not familiar with the background of this, you can refer to the article extracted from the Selangor Times below.
The crux of the issue is this: Under the development order (KM by the Malay acronym), Mayland (the developer) is allowed to build and renovate 1,989 units of hotel suites as an extension of their hotel in SS12. But residents and councillors have objected to the development after the developer advertised to sell these units as serviced apartments.
MPSJ has twice in the past rejected their application to build service apartments. The rejection is particularly clear in the 2nd rejection, where it is stated in Borang C2, the reasons for rejection, is "no service apartments is allowed".
My personal position on the matter is that the spirit of the approval must be upheld. The transformation of hotel suites (noted in their application is stated at 1989 bilik) to the current service apartments (as even derived from their sales material http://www.iproperty.com.my/developments/2403/Dorsett_Place_Waterfront/) must be stopped and reversed.
I have spoke up on this matter in the MPSJ June full board meeting (my first full board meeting after making a comeback to MPSJ) i raised this matter at length, as covered by press. I also have pushed (successfully) that all further ancillary applications, like the Landscape Plan must be put on hold until we have resolved the KM issue.
There is one other approval that is pending, the demolition permit for the car park unit. I have no qualms stating openly that I will fight to ensure that these 2 permits are not given, until we have resolved the KM issue.
I am also very disappointed that the Minister for Housing & Local Government can allow a a housing sale license to be issued, when MPSJ's KM approval clearly states hotel suites. Y.B. Dato' Seri Chor Chee Heung must not shy away from taking responsibility for this mistake, and do the necessary, at the very least to suspend the sale license, if not revoke it.
More news articles on the matter:
YDP Dato' Asmawi clarifying that the the hotel units are not for sale
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Article in the Selangor Times, June 29th, 2012
Resolve development order first, says councillor
Published: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
SUBANG JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) is being urged to put on hold all auxiliary submissions on the Dorsett Place Waterfront Development until discrepancies over whether the Mayland Group will be allowed to sell the hotel suites is resolved.
Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran called for the move during the council full board meeting on Wednesday after MPSJ’s decision to approve the landscape plans submitted by the developer.
“Why are we approving their landscaping plans when we haven’t resolved the development order with them? We must postpone all decisions until a resolution is found,” he said.
Under the development order, Mayland is allowed to build and renovate 1,989 units of hotel suites in SS12.
But residents and councillors have objected to the development after the developer advertised to sell these units.
“MPSJ had rejected their previous applications in 2007 and 2009 to build service apartments. Their intention to sell the hotel suites as individual units is akin to selling service apartments but with a different name. We need to resolve this issue before approving any of their auxiliary applications,” he said
Councillor Chang Kim Loong added that the council should set up a special committee to discuss the issue with the architect and planner of the development project.
“We need to resolve this as soon as possible because the people who bought these units are equally confused and we need to give an answer to them,” he said.
MPSJ president Asmawi Kasbi said all these matters will be discussed in a special meeting with representatives from Grand Dorsett Hotel and the developer today (Friday).