Stupidity & Corruption

Saw this in the newspaper today. Anyway , let me quote some part of the article for you (if you’re too lazy to read the whole article).

“A Tenaga Nasional Berhad sub-station has been built attached to house No 2 in Jalan 5 and the property was sold to an unsuspecting buyer, R. Muthukrishnan, 36.”
“The house was offered to me at a cheaper rate. When I enquired why, the developer said the person who first booked the property didn’t want it because there was a streetlight nearby,” he told StarMetro.”
“I should have seen the property before signing the Sales & Purchase agreement but why did the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) issue a Certificate of Fitness for it and why was the loan released?”

Pretty much that sums up the whole story. So a buyer fell for the trap. Now here is my advice to potential buyers for homes. When you want to buy a house and if its going for a really good price (aka cheap) , just do a survey of the place. This is because there is no way a property could just be cheap. It must have its own reason. Just don’t fall for the trap !
Okay , I do feel pity for the buyer in a sense that he was cheated. Now , lets take a look at the other aspect. I am wondering how in the world that they could issue a CF when a sub-station was attached to a house. Now , there is something funny here. Usually the local municipal council , would conduct a survey to determine if the place is safe or not for living before issuing a CF (Certificate of Fitness). Now what concerns me is that how in the world they have approved it. It clearly shows that there are corruption involved in here.  Well , certainly these people just think about profit and profit and profit without concerning about the health and the risk that the sub-station poses to the poor house owner and people that are near to it. Best of all the bank did approve his loan. Now , here we could clearly see that all the bank cares is your money and especially during the current economic crisis .

Not right: Muthukrishnan pointing to the Tenaga Nasional Berhad sub-station attached to his house in Taman Bukit Semenyih. (Source : The Star)
Not right: Muthukrishnan pointing to the Tenaga Nasional Berhad sub-station attached to his house in Taman Bukit Semenyih. (Source : The Star)

So my question is , who should we blame. The house owner for not doing his homework ? The local council for not doing their work properly ? The developer for not checking and planning where to place the power station ? or TNB ? Kindly do discuss and share your opinion on this topic !

4 thoughts to “Stupidity & Corruption”

  1. Well, I must say it’s kind of stupid to buy a house without looking at it… But I was wondering, what is so bad about having the sub-station attached to the house? Apart from looking wierd and so on, is it the noise and vibrations?? Potential fire risk?
    Also – maybe it was built attached to the house so that the original contractor could pocket the money for the extra wal… more corruption 🙁
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  2. OMG who would ever want to buy a house without even looking at it? Either way the developer should be held to task because he mislead the buyer.
    The buyer asked them a question and they gave have an untruthful answer. This just goes to show this whole CF thing is just whether the developer has paid enough money for it…No one actually comes to check on the housing area…
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