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Anxious to move into new house 01/03/1991 MM
* DI is unhappy that his family cannot move into their new house at Taman Cahaya in Ampang as the certificate of fitness (CF) has yet to be issued. "I received the keys to the house from the developer, Jebcon Sdn Bhd, in September last year," he says.

Drive for better builders 01/03/1991 MM
THE Housing Developers Association, which is launching a campaign to educate the public on house-buying procedures, is also planning another to make better developers out of their members. Its president, Mr Too Chiang Kok, said in recent years there had been many cases of housing schemes stalling mid-stream because some developers did not follow proper procedures.

New payment system soon 02/03/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is finalising details of the long-delayed housing development project account system. Its Minister, Dr Ting Chew Peh, said today the Cabinet had approved the regulations for the system last August but some modifications were subsequently found to be necessary.

Let buyers choose lawyers, says PCA 04/03/1991 NST
IPOH, Sun. - The Perak Consumers Association today took to task developers who lined up their own panel of lawyers and insist that house buyers seek only their services. PCA president S.Rajadurai said house buyers should be free to choose their lawyers.

Bar: 24 struck off in 1989-90 04/03/1991 NST By R.V. Veera
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The Bar Council had received about 750 complaints of fraud, mismanagement and professional negligence against lawyers over the past two years. A total of 263 disciplinary committees were appointed by the Chief Justice to probe into the various complaints against lawyers.

Still longing to move into his own house  05/03/1991 NST
FRUSTRATED would have been houseproud if he had shifted into his house at Taman Kenchana Phase 2, two-and-a-half years ago. He says the developers had promised the houses would be completed in May 1988.

Anxious to move into new house 01/03/1991 MM
* DI is unhappy that his family cannot move into their new house at Taman Cahaya in Ampang as the certificate of fitness (CF) has yet to be issued. "I received the keys to the house from the developer, Jebcon Sdn Bhd, in September last year," he says.

Happiness revived! 06/03/1991 MM By Freddie Ng
SOME 300 people who have bought houses in Taman Kelab Ukay in Hulu Klang are much relieved by the prospect of a $28.3 -million soft loan from the abandoned housing project fund. This means that work will soon resume on the project abandoned since 1987 when the developer, Lipkland Sdn Bhd, faced cash flow problems.

Artistic potential of abandoned site 06/03/1991 NST-CITYX
IF you drive along Jalan Udang Siar in Jinjang Selatan during one of the sunbaked afternoons, you will not fail to notice this huge concrete structure perched majestically a be of lush green grass. Obviously one recognises immediately that this is an abandoned housing project similar to many others in the country which have been left unattended for many years after developers were unable to meet their obligations.

Kesal projek pembinaan rumah terus terbengkalai 06/03/1991 BH By Pemerhati Muda Kesal, Zuraini MN
SAYA adalah anak jati Kampung Gulau yang terletak di daerah Sik dan telah dikenal pasti oleh kerajaan sebagai sebuah daerah yang termiskin di Kedah. Banyak bantuan yang telah kerajaan negeri berikan kepada penduduk kampung ini bagi membasmi kemiskinan. Saya rasa bertanggungjawab untuk berterima kasih kepada kerajaan kerana bantuan itu dan saya juga rasa bertanggungjawab untuk membuat teguran kepada pihak tertentu ataupun jawatankuasa kampung (JKK) mengenai bantuan membina rumah penduduk miskin di kampung ini, yang saya rasakan ada sesuatu yang tidak kena telah berlaku pada bantuan itu.

Housebuyers get the kiss of life 09/03/1991 NST By Chiang Siew Lee
(STF) - Purchasing a house can be a daunting undertaking. With so many housing projects abandoned, it is not surprising that the average buyer still suffers anxiety even after securing the bank loan and signing the relevant papers. Chiang Siew Lee looks at the problem of abandoned housing projects FEBRUARY 26 was a very happy day for the housebuyers of the 236 units of medium-cost houses in Taman Sri Jelok, Kajang. They received the keys to their houses from Finance Minister Datuk Paduka Daim Zainuddin. The houses had been abandoned in 1986 and comprise the first project to be revived under the Abandoned Housing Projects Fund (AHPF) where the developer of the abandoned project is given a soft loan at two per cent interest a year to complete the stalled project.

Clean laws for all 09/03/1991 MM
ALL housing developers have to obey laws protecting the environment including those not required to submit Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports. The EIA only requries reports of projects of 50 hectares and above.

Penang warns errant builders  10/03/1991 NSTUNT
NIBONG TEBAL, Sat. - The State Government has warned developers to complete privatised low-cost projects fast or face stern action, State housing and environment committee chairman Haji Zakaria Bakar said. He said the State Government would not hesitate to take legal action against developers who delay the completion of projects.

Perak to make soil tests compulsory 11/03/1991 NST
IPOH, Sun. - Perak may require developers to conduct soil tests when building houses in areas likely to have sink holes, State Local Government committee chairman Datuk Au How Cheong said today. He said this was necessary to safeguard the investment and interests of house-buyers.

Sorting out misery in housing scene 11/03/1991 NST By Shaik Osman Majid
IT is ironical that when it comes to the largest single investment we make in our lives we buy upon seeing the plan, not the product. We try out shoes, making fitting appointments, test drive but when we buy houses we only see models or at best a model houses the developer would have finished, dressed up in its promotional best. We only see the cracks in the wall, leaks in the roof, poor plastering and shoddy paintwork very much later. Such discontent, to be sure, is nowhere near the nightmarish agony thousands of other house buyers who discover the plans they signed for remain precisely that. The picture of abandoned housing schemes is dismal indeed

Cracking up! 11/03/1991 MM
ABOUT 250 houses built on former mining land in Balakong are cracking up. And the residents are in a huff over the worsening condition of their eight-month old homes in Taman Sungai Besi Indah.

Relief for house owners 12/03/1991 MM
BUYERS of the low-cost houses in Taman Sungai Besi Indah whose homes are cracking up have been given an assurance that these faults will be rectified. The developers of the scheme in Balakong, DCA Pemaju Corporation Sdn Bhd, said yesterday that they will repair the cracks and leaking roofs in all the affected houses.

`Make compromises to revive housing projects' 12/03/1991 BT By Ahmad Fadzil Ghazali
RAISING house prices may not be the best solution to revive abandoned housing projects but the schemes may be revived through compromise among the parties involved, says Housing Developers' Association (HDA) director Teo Chiang Kok. He said, to revive a particular abandoned housing project, a lot of sacrifices and compromises must be made by house buyers, the developer and bankers.

Kerajaan bantu pulih projek terbengkalai 14/03/1991 BH By Salbiah Ani
ALANGKAH bertuahnya jika dapat memiliki sebuah banglo atau kondominium yang sederhana besar dan indah rekabentuknya, terletak di kawasan perumahan yang masih dihiasai kehijauan pohon-pohon rendang yang menyegarkan mata memandang. Bertambah elok jika banglo berkenaan terletak di kawasan yang tidak terlalu jauh daripada bandaraya bagi memudahkan perjalanan pergi balik kerja.

No destruction pledge 18/03/1991 BT
THE Selangor State Development corp (PKNS) has given an assurance that not more than 40 per cent of the 1,619 ha Sungai Buluh forest reserve in the Petaling District will be disturbed under its 10-year development plans for the area. Part of the reserve forest which has been destroyed by previous logging activities will be cleared and "heavily-landscaped". Trees of rare species will be preserved and special emphasis will be given to protection of the natural environment.

Stop the quarry blasting: residents 20/03/1991 MM
RESIDENTS of Taman Tenaga in Puchong are up in arms over blasting works at a new township site and quarry nearby. They claim the blasting, which occurs everyday, has resulted in hairline cracks on the walls and floors of their houses.

Pusat bantu pulih 11 projek rumah 22/03/1991 BH|
SEREMBAN, Khamis - Kerajaan Pusat bersetuju memberi bantuan kewangan bagi memulihkan 11 daripada 52 projek perumahan terbengkalai di negeri ini, kata Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Isa Abdul Samad. Menurutnya, Bank Negara meluluskan pinjaman Tabung Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai (TPPT) untuk membantu pemaju menyiapkan projek perumahan masing-masing.

Wang sudah bayar, rumah belum dapat diduduki 22/03/1991 BH
SAYA adalah seorang pembeli rumah Projek Rumah Awam II di Mukim Simpang Daerah Jasin milik Kerajaan Negeri Melaka yang telah diswastakan. Dalam perjanjian jual beli rumah dijangka siap pada bulan Jun 1989, namun sehingga ini, kami masih lagi belum dapat mendiami rumah yang sudah kami bayar harganya sebanyak 95 peratus melalui pinjaman kerajaan dan ada yang telah membayar sehingga 100 peratus melalui pinjaman bank.

Cracks mar new homes  25/03/1991 MM
PILING work for a condominium project was blamed for the appearance of hairline cracks on the walls and along the drains of a row of seven new houses in Jalan Pandan Indah 9 in Taman Pandan Indah. The owners claim the cracks appeared about two weeks ago, after piling work started on the site of a 10-storey condominium barely nine metres away.

Pemaju Wangsa Maju sanggup rugi 27/03/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Pemaju perumahan Wangsa Maju, PGK Sdn Bhd, sanggup menanggung kerugian $232,100, yang diselewengkan oleh sebuah syarikat guaman, bagi membolehkan 11 pembeli rumah yang tertipu memasuki rumah mereka. Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur Tan Sri Elyas Omar, selaku pengerusi syarikat itu menyatakan perkara itu selepas menyerahkan kunci rumah kos rendah kepada 11 pembeli berkenaan di pejabat beliau di Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, di sini, pagi ini.

Pemaju tanggung kos baiki rumah 28/03/1991 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Syarikat pemaju perumahan PGK Sdn Bhd akan menanggung semua kos memperbaiki kerosakan 11 rumah kos rendah di Bandar Wangsa Maju dekat sini yang diserahkan kepada pembelinya hari ini. Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar, berkata PGK Sdn Bhd akan memperbaiki dahulu semua kerosakan di rumah berkenaan sebelum membenarkan pembelinya berpindah.

A home to call their own at last  28/03/1991 MM
ENCIK Folas Idrus, whose dream to be a houseowner was shattered when the law firm appointed by the developer absconded with his money in 1986, yesterday received a Hari Raya gift that beat all others. After months of uncertainty whether he would still be considered the owner, he received the keys to his Wangsa Maju flat from Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar at City Hall yesterday.

Labourer gets dream house at last 28/03/1991 NST-CITYX
LABOURER Mustafa Yahya's dream of owning a house has finally materialised - after six long years of hardship and difficulty. He is one of the 11 buyers of low-cost flats in Wangsa Maju who received keys to their units yesterday from Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar yesterday.

Pemaju tanggung kos baiki rumah 28/03/1991 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Syarikat pemaju perumahan PGK Sdn Bhd akan menanggung semua kos memperbaiki kerosakan 11 rumah kos rendah di Bandar Wangsa Maju dekat sini yang diserahkan kepada pembelinya hari ini. Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Elyas Omar, berkata PGK Sdn Bhd akan memperbaiki dahulu semua kerosakan di rumah berkenaan sebelum membenarkan pembelinya berpindah.

Unhappy condo-seeker claims he was misled 30/03/1991 NST
MERICAN, who was keen to buy a Mutiara Villa condominium in the heart of the city, feels that he has been misled by the developer's advertisement in the newspapers. MERICAN says he went to the developer's office to inquire about the Bumiputera lots for the cheapest condo but was told that they were sold out.

Blacklist unreliable builders, say police 31/03/1991 NSUNT
PETALING JAYA, Sat. - The Government has been urged to blacklist contractors who fail to complete housing projects for the police rank and file on time. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamed Noor said 15 housing projects for the police costing more than $150 million were affected by delays for up to four years

 

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