OPEN LETTER TO THE EDITOR,
KAPPRI appreciates that JAKARTA POST has reported the frustration of APARTMENT OWNER/RESIDENTS, however there are few misleading information which we request you to please consider to rectify which are marked in RED and the correct information is in BLUE CAPITAL LETTERS
Residents of a number of strata-title apartment buildings in Jakarta have voiced their concern over the questionable management (THE RIGHT WORD IS FORCEFUL/ILLEGAL MANAGEMENT BY SISTER COMPANY’S OF DEVELOPERS TWO OF WHICH KAPPRI HAS IDENTIFIED ARE PT. PRIMA BUANA INTERNUSA AND PT. DUTA PERTIWI) of their apartment buildings through blogs and social media.
For example, some residents of Kalibata City apartments in South Jakarta have posted their complaints on the jaringkalibatacity.blogspot.com weblog, while dissatisfied residents of The Green Pramuka Apartments in East
Jakarta lashed out on a Twitter account @dgreenpramukaku.
On Tuesday, they took their frustration to the streets.
The residents, grouped under the United Action of Indonesia Apartment Owners and Tenants (KAPPRI), staged a protest in front of City Hall, demanding the city administration settle their disputes with apartment managements. (DISPUTE IS BETWEEN DEVELOPERS AND REAL OWNERS/RESIDENTS OF THE APARTEMENT. THE MANAGEMENT IN ALL THE CASES IS A SISTER COMPANY OF THE DEVELOPER AND HAS OCCUPIED THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE FORCEFUL BY USING FALSE/FORGED DOCUMENTS IN THEIR FAVOUR WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW UU 20 TH 2011 TTG RUMAH SUSUN)
The group also demanded a proper election of tenants and owners associations (P3SRS), as stipulated by law. Simson, one of the residents, said Law no 20/2011 on apartments stated that management of strata- title apartments should be handed over to the owners and tenants who will later assign a contractor. (THE LAW STIPULATES WITHIN ONE YEAR DEVELOPER MUST HANDOVER THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT/ASSETS TO THE OWNERS AND IS ALL THE CASES REPORTED TO KAPPRI DEVELOPER REFUSES TO ABIDE BY THE LAW. THE REGULATORS OF THE LAW WHICH IS MENPERA, PEMDA DKI JAKARTA, DINAS PERUMAHAN, POLICE, CAMAT, LURAH ARE CLEARLY ON THE SIDE OF THE DEVELOPER AS THEY ONLY WATCH AND REFUSE TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE DEVELOPERS WHO DO NOT ABIDE BY THE LAW. THIS ONLY LEADS TO ONE CONLCUSION THAT MOST PROBABLY DEVELOPER HAS FILLED THE POCKETS OF THE PEOPLE INCHARGE IN THE INSTITUES. INFACT ALL CASES THEY HAVE ISSUED STATEMENTS, DOCUMENTS, LETTERS WHICH ONLY MAKE THE DEVELOPER STRONGER AND BREAK/MANIPULATE THE LAWS AT WILL. REAL OWNERS REPORTS ARE COMPLETELY IGNORED. INFACT POLICE REPORTS ARE ALSO NEVER TAKEN SERIOUSLY. BUT IF DEVELOPER REPORTS POLICE WILL HANDLE IS WITHIN MINUTES AND THE OWNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY A SUSPECT.)
“The reality is around 60 apartment complexes are still controlled by the developers,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the city administration was supposed to monitor and control apartment management.
Residents who participated in the protest were from ITC Mangga Dua apartments in West Jakarta, Graha Cempaka Emas in Central Jakarta, Green Pramuka in East Jakarta, Kalibata City in South Jakarta and Marina Ancol in North Jakarta. (OTHER COMPLEXES WERE ALSO PROTESTING WHICH ARE GADING MEDITERANIA RESIDENCES(KELAPA GADING), THE LAVANDE(TEBET), MEDITERANIA BOULEVARD(KEMAYORAN), MEDITERANIA PALACE, GADING NIAS, PANCORAN RIVERSIDE)
Issues like unreasonable hikes in maintenance, electricity and water charges as well as the misuse of public and social facilities for commercial purposes (ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE TO REITERATE HIKES IN SERVICE CHARGE ARE ILLEGALLY AND FORCEFULL IMPOSED, ELETRICITY IS USED AS A WEAPON TO INTIMIDATE OWNERS/RESIDENTS IN ACCEPTING SUCH HIKES, ELETRICITY IS ILLEGALLY SOLD AND DISTRUBUTED ILLEGALLY, ref to UU30 Th 2009 ttg KETANAGALISTRIKAN,, FASOS/FASUM IS NEVER HANDEDOVER TO OWNERS/RESIDENTS AND IS ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED BY SISTER COMPANY’S OF DEVELOPERS) usually emerge as issues when apartment residents are unsatisfied with financial reports (FINANCIAL REPORTS ARE NEVER GIVEN TO OWNERS/RESIDENTS AND IF GIVEN ARE ALWAYS MANIPULATED. THE FINANCIAL REPORTS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE DEVELOPERS FROM DAY ONE) or are not involved in the P3SRS.
An example cited was the 18-tower Kalibata City complex. The management of the building, PT Prima Buana Internusa, a subsidiary of the developer Agung Podomoro Group, increased the maintenance costs from Rp 2.3 million (US$174.8) per year in 2014 to Rp 3.29 million per year this year for Kalibata Residence and Kalibata Regency and Rp 4.5 million to Rp 6.1 million for Kalibata Green. ( AS IT HAS BEEN POINTED OUT HERE PT. PRIMA BUANA INTERNUSA HAS HIKED THE CHARGES. INFACT BY LAW THEY ARE WORKING FOR THE OWNERS/RESIDENTS OF KALIBATA. THEY HAVE NO SAY OR RIGHT TO INCREASE THESE CHARGES WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OWNERS/RESIDENTS. WE ASSURE YOU IT IS NOT THE HIKE WHICH IS PINCHING THE OWNERS/RESIDENTS. IT IS THE ONE SIDED ILLEGAL DECISION MAKING WHICH IS FRUSTATING. OWNERS/RESIDENTS ARE GIVEN RIGHTS BY THE UU 20 TH 2011 TO PLAN/REVIEW/DISCUSS/MANAGE THE FUNDS AND THE BALANCE SHEET OR ANY OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUE IN RUTA(YEARLY PUBLIC MEETING) WHICH IN ALL CASES IS NEVER DISCUSSED. INFACT PT. PRIMA BUANA INTERNUSA AND PT. DUTA PERTIWI CONTROL THE SUCH MEETINGS BY PURPOSELY SETTING THE VENUE FAR AWAY FROM THE APARTMENT COMPLEX. IN SUCH MEETINGS OWNERS/RESIDENTS ARE NEVER INVITED IN MOST CASES. IF INVITED THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE PREMISES, IF OWNERS/RESIDENTS MANAGE TO GET IN THEY ARE CORDONED OFF BY THUGS HIRED TO START A FIST FIGHT WITH OWNERS/RESIDENTS. THE MEETING IS JAM PACKED WITH PT. PRIMA BUANA INTERNUSA AND PT. DUTA PERTIWI STAFF)
One of the residents, Umi Hanif, said the management had failed to produce convincing financial reports on the income and expenditure of the maintenance costs when the residents asked for transparency.
Umi, who has been living in Kalibata City since 2011, said the tenants were also not informed about the formation of the P3SRS in Kalibata City. “Without the residents being told anything, we heard the committee members for the [election of the P3SRS] had been inaugurated,” she said.
Umi said the committee could decide the eligible candidates for P3SRS membership. “However, many of the committee members are related to the management or developer,” she said.
Responding to the complaint, general manager of Kalibata City Evan T Walad denied the formation of the committee to hold the election for the P3SRS was unilateral. He said that as a representative of the developer, his company fully supported the formation of the P3SRS and would facilitate it.
Evan said he would also be available to meet residents who were unsatisfied with the committee.
(KAPPRI DARES EVAN TO PROVE AND HAVE A OPEN DISCUSSSION ON LIVE MEDIA ON THIS ISSUE OF BEING TRANSPARENT. WE HAVE RECEIVED REPORTS WHICH ARE CONTRA TO WHAT EVAN IS CLAIMING. INFACT THEY REFUSED TO TALK TO OWNERS/RESIDENTS WHO ARE VOCAL AND DEMAND THAT UU 20 TH 2011 BE IMPLEMENTED. HERE IS A LINK OF YOUTUBE WHERE YOU WILL FIND THAT THE DEVELOPER IS NOT ALLOWING OWNERS/RESIDENTS TO ENTER THE MEETING FOR COMMITTEE SELECTIONS.
“We will try to accommodate all interests in forming the P3SRS. (AGAIN AND AGAIN IT IS PROVEN THAT THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW. EVAN/ MANAGEMENT/ DEVELOPER HAS NO RIGHT TO FORM THE P3SRS)We have around 13,000 residents, so it will be hard to satisfy everyone,” he said, as quoted by kompas.com. – See more at: http://m.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/03/12/residents-demand-full-participation.html#sthash.aSvz0ctr.dpuf
KAPPRI STRONGLY RECOMMENDS ALL INDONESIANS TO NOT BUY OR LIVE IN ANY APARTMENT COMPLEXES AS GOVERNMENT HAS TURNED A BLIND EYE ON IMPLEMENTING UU 20 TH 2011 TTG RUMAH SUSUN.
WE END OUR LETTER WITH A PHRASE SO RIGHTFULLY FITTING THIS CURRENT SITUATION FOR APARTMENT OWNERS/RESIDENTS
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King, Jr.