Dear Fellow GC Residents,
I am Joe Ramayah. I live with my family at Precinct1. Been here for 5 years and loving it. It’s the place my wife Stella, our 3 daughters, 2 sons in law and 2 grandchildren call home.
Yesterday I was invited by some of our GC resident committee members to meet with them as they met with the GC management, to discuss about some pending issues. Because we have been living here for quite awhile, we’ve come to fondly know quite a few of you. I received some worrying development lately at GC, so I wanted to have a say.
I clearly but surely informed the management that the reason why we bought into this housing area, was it was promoted as a “Resort Style Living” possibly the first of it’s kind in the country.
I realize that when some residents intended to have a party, wedding, etc they asked by management to pay a certain amount. I made it very clear to the management that such an act is illegal as it is not in any contract at all. This was backed up by the committee fully. Apparently this was brought up before.
We do not need their permission to use any area of GC as as we are and should be liable if there are any damages caused because of our patties. The management replied ” It DID NOT say you must pay AND it DID SAY that you don’t have to pay” to which we replied, “We will not pay since it does not say we have to.”
I believe we should care for our neighborhood to ensure we clean up etc. We should INFORM them of our parties and of course it is not illegal or anything of that nature. But why were some of the residents asked to pay? Where is that constituted? I only came to know this when a few people informed me.
Last year in July, our 2 nd daughter had her wedding at the jetty by the river. We had over 400 guests. The management assisted us to perfection and adding boat rides for our guests, manicured the trees, cut the grass, fixed up all the wiring for the event, coming early in the morning to prop up the decos because the night before there was a storm – and all for FREE!
Security were at hand, guests were treated with dignity and respect by staff member of GC.
As a fellow resident I am appalled that some of these “bullying tactics” have been allayed against our residents. We have a common slogan here at GC – ENJOY.
Well i believe we made sure it was dealt with thoroughly yesterday at the meeting.
I write to you dear friends, not to dramatize or create a fiasco but that everyone of us as residents have a part to play and not just the committee. We all have a voice and our least complaints are equally important as our biggest complaints.
Please let us stand together and not cower in fear if you are asked to do this and that when you shouldn’t have to.
This is our home, we are Malaysians, we are GC residents, we have our right to enjoy.
Why did we pay for maintenance then?
So as your neighbour let’s stand our ground.
The other issue was the raising of the maintenance and security fee. Why? What improvements have there been? 3 homes have already had break ins (or attempted to). Where is our clubhouse we were promised? Etc.?
There were many issues that the committee too had brought up. Hopefully we will see some improvement soon, hopefully.
Pleas don’t view this email as anti-management as it is not about “us” against them.
It is simply the right to enjoy our environment.
I Apologize if I have offended anyone. This is my 5 cents worth.
We don’t need a title or a position to speak to a friend, a neighbour or a committee member and to the management. Just don’t be silent. All our frustrations are valid. Don’t be alone.
I hope I didn’t sound “preachy” .
I am just as anxious for our home as anyone of you are.
Thank you your time and patience in reading this.
Once again, thank you.
Joe and Stella Ramayah.
The above email from Joe Ramayah was received today and it is reproduced in its entirety with his permission.
The message is clear – remove thy shyness and speak up for the greater good of the community.
You will read in Joe’s email, there are already drum beats for an increment to the maintenance and security charges that we pay every 6 months (which some folks simply default at will!). I hear through the grapevine amounts of RM400 and 500, for semi-Ds and bungalows, respectively, being tossed around. However please wait for the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September, 2011 between the Committee and the GCD Management before you oil your blunderbusses! I hope the minutes will be released soon to keep residents fully informed. When available it will be posted as a Page with the link at the top of the homepage.
Let us hear from you too.