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 !