What is the role of the Datuk Bandar as the Commissioner of Building Kuala Lumpur?
Datuk Seri Ahmad Fuad Ismail: It is important and timely to discuss the role of the Datuk Bandar as a Commissioner of Building Kuala Lumpur in view of the rising disputes between residents, management bodies and developers.
The Commissioner of Building Kuala Lumpur (COB) operates within the Building and Common Property Act (Maintenance & Management) 2007 and Part 6 & 7 of the Strata Title Act 1985. Starting from 2007, the COB has specific powers and responsibilities in the initial, interim and final phases of a building's maintenance and management. I will discuss some of these powers and responsibilities that may be pertinent to your question and today's scenario.