Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 12:48:00
KUALA LUMPUR: A 73-year-old man claimed he was assaulted by a neighbour at his Pantai Panorama Condominium (PPC) apartment in Bukit Angkasa here on March 3.
Thng Yong Huat, a retired engineer, said it all began when he tried to fix a bathroom leak in his unit with the help of a plumber.
The plumber had to remove the toilet bowl and the bathtub to assess the cause of the leaks. He was accompanied by his neighbour, Rozliza Abdullah, 65, who witnessed the assault.
"Unfortunately, this caused a flooding of two to three inches of soiled water, not just in my condo, but in the unit below, as our pipes are connected."
Thng said the owner of the unit below was enraged.
Rozliza, a part-time real estate agent, said: "That neighbour came to Thng's apartment and started blaming him. The neighbour swung his arm and hit Thng on the neck."
Thng and Rozliza lodged a complaint with the condo's management.
"The PPC management were slow to respond, so I lodged a police report," said Thng.
However, the PPC management met on March 5.
"The management proposed sending technicians to investigate the plumbing problem," said Thng.
Rozliza said: "On the assault, the management asked Thng to 'put things behind us for a better future' and promised to call him if anything else arose."
"When two parties are involved in a conflict, the management is not responsible for any damage," a PPC spokesman said.