The Contentious Tropicana Link
This subject is dear to the hearts of many residents especially those who live in Ara Damansara. There are many of us who felt we have been robbed. Why?
The three keywords in any property purchase is “Location, location, location” and accessibility being a key factor. If it is to their advantage, property developers will go all out to highlight it and ensure they are featured prominently in their glossy brochures.
This drawing is from Damansara Idaman Amania’s e-brochure. The 27 luxury garden bungalows are still under construction but will be ready soon. It is clear from the drawing there is a road going to Jalan Lapangan Terbang. If you had just bought a bungalow there and you are counting to use this road to reach your office in Shah Alam. Now, you are told this road will not be opened simply because someone doesn’t like the outcome of a macro traffic study conducted by a traffic consultant, what do you do? Do you sue the developer for misrepresentation?
Here is another drawing from Sime Darby Property. There is a road leading to Tropicana. Is this also misrepresentation?
In both cases, no! Both developers know the road is there and it is in Petaling Jaya’s master plan.
Sime Darby Property has fulfilled her commitment by building the road until the border with Damansara Idaman since 2007. With the lifting of the injunction by Tropicana, the property developer for Damansara Idaman began to complete the other half.
Unfortunately, for her very selfish reasons, DIORA decided to file a new court injunction. The Ad Interim Injunction order that is currently in effect only prohibits the developer from doing construction works. It does not order the developer to put up barricades or close the road.
Therefore the recent actions by the developer from digging trenches, dumping gravel and most recently putting up concrete barricades are activities not sanctioned by the court order. Their actions are therefore illegal and more importantly, their highly irresponsible actions have endangered public safety.
Their actions is akin to a bunch of cowboys in a wild wild west country shooting from the hips and treating the residents here like Red Indians. We don’t have guns but we do have bows and arrows.
So where do we go from here?
We do not wish to see them resorting to more dirty tactics. Since the matter is with the courts, we will work towards a resolution through legal means.
Going down this legal path is an expensive option that will cost us tens of thousands. But we felt this is the right thing to do. We have our rights and will not be bullied. We hope you will come forward to support us financially when we start the donation campaign to collect funds for this legal battle. Our population today is about 15,000 and if only 10% support us, there are 1500 of you out there who can make a difference. It is estimated this legal exercise will cost us between RM60,000 to RM 80,000. That’s RM50 each.
Finally, we are very thankful several lawyers in our neighbourhood have come forward offering their advice and help. The Action Group is currently working with them on our next step. If we need to execute the donation drive, an announcement will be made at an appropriate time.Share on Facebook