KUCHING, April 25: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Youth secretary-general Milton Foo claims that it is not Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen nor Sarawak DAP who fought for home buyers, but the Sarawak government who tabled the bill at Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) and passed the law to protect home buyers.
This was Foo’s response to Chong’s statement yesterday describing the assistance provided by Chong’s special assistant Sim Kiat Leng to a home buyer in winning a case against a housing developer in the Kuching High Court and obtaining an order requiring the developer to pay the late delivery charges in full.
“The Kuching High Court is interpreting the Sarawak Housing Development Ordinance in its context.
“The court has ruled that no agreement can be valid to vary the statutory rights of home buyers from getting their completed house within 24 months from the date of the Sale and Purchase Agreement (S&P), not because the the court sees the buyer is being suppressed by the developer as the so-called “stronger market power” who has stronger financial strength and legal team.
“Even Chong himself acknowledged that the Housing Development Ordinance was enacted primarily to protect the interests of home buyers,” Foo said.
He asserted that it was the State government, not Chong or DAP, who fought for home buyers by tabling the bill at DUN and passing the law to protect them.
“Please stop the games of twisting in an attempt to gain political mileage by stirring the sentiment of hatred by the home buyers against the developers.
“There are still many responsible and reputable housing developers out there in the property market and not all developers are “guilty” or blameworthy for late delivery of houses to the home buyers,” Foo added. — DayakDaily