Foreigners take over empty Puchong home, baffle property owner [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was shocked to discover that his friend's house in Puchong, Selangor, which had been left vacant for 10 years, was 'invaded' by foreign nationals.

The man, who shared the incident on his Facebook account under the name Srilabu Kedah, revealed that his friend, residing on the East Coast, had asked him to sell the property.

"Just recently, a friend to my buddy asked for my help to sell his apartment in Puchong. Since Puchong is not far from Seremban 2, I agreed to handle the entire buying and selling process from A to Z.

"So, the owner mailed the keys to my friend, and he handed the keys over to me," he said.

The man also provided information about the status of the house, whether it was occupied or empty.

"I asked who is living in the house now, and the owner said it has been vacant for several years. He never lived there after purchasing it, as he prefers staying in the village.

"I decided to go and check the condition of the house. Upon arrival, I noticed someone inside.

"I called my friend, the owner, once again to confirm if the house was really empty. I told him that there are foreigners in the house!

"It's not just me who was surprised; both my friend and the owner were shocked. Because he has never rented it to anyone since buying it over 10 years ago," he said.

The man said the foreigners could not speak Malay or English, making it impossible for him to communicate with them.

"In my mind, I thought they were really bold. Invading someone's house like that. Even we, as locals, wouldn't dare to do such a thing.

"They boldly entered someone's house and acted as if it was nothing. They even drew water from the neighbouring house. I don't know how they managed the electricity," he said.

He mentioned having a conversation with the foreign residents' supervisor, believed to be a Bangladeshi man, who informed him that they had been residing in the house for a long time without paying rent and without disturbing anyone.

"So now, they are asking for proof from me, asking, 'Are you really the owner's representative?' They want proof from us that we are the actual owners. Oh, what has happened to my Malaysia.

"I told the owner to make a police report, and I will also report the matter to the Immigration Department.

"You can share this and make people aware, especially owners who have houses but no tenants. It's a wake-up call," he added.

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