As I approached the Community Hall of Block A at 3 pm on 9 Oct 2010, I noticed the heavy security presence. There were already about 20 other people in the hall whereas, I was immediately denied entry by the registration counter and reception stating that I have arrears in my accounts not paid. I immediately produced my cheque for payment of the outstanding service charges for Sept 2010 and was referred to the Management Office for payment. After making payment for my unit, I then proceeded to the Hall and was abruptly told by a fellow resident (a lady usherer) that I have to sit behind in the orange zone for non-voting owner!
While seated, I heard a commotion at the entrance. An old couple was seen arguing with the same registration gal who refused entry to the couple stating that there was an arrears of about RM60+ for water bills. The lady of the couple was agitated stating that their tenant will pay the water bill soon and there was no arrears in the service charges and they have traveled all the way from PJ to attend the meeting. Why are the council members denying a legitimate owner from attending the AGM solely because of a water bill? They are baffled as the lady subsequently told me that they have many properties in KL and have attended many AGMs of MCs and this is the first time the reception was so unwelcoming! Most MCs will welcome as many owners as possible as normally they find attendance of AGMs to be poor and would like as many owners to come BUT not our Anjung Hijau MC, it seems!
There was another commotion later where one owner came but was told that the title was not registered yet under the proprietor's name despite the owner producing a photocopy of the strata title showing the proprietor's name as the registered owner. The owner was subsequently asked to sit behind as observer with no voting rights.
All in all, I find that the 3rd AGM of Anjung Hijau MC was conducted in an unprofessional manner, with poor PR and management skills giving the impression that the present management council does not welcome other residents and owners to attend the AGM.