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(1991)

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Dr Koh ingatkan pemaju rumah  01/07/1991 BH
NIBONG TEBAL, Ahad - Kerajaan negeri mengingatkan pemaju perumahan swasta bahawa tindakan tegas akan diambil terhadap mereka yang gagal menyediakan kemudahan infrastruktur di setiap projek perumahan yang dibina di negeri ini. Ketua Menteri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, berkata, kerajaan tetap bertindak tegas terhadap pemaju terbabit demi kepentingan pembeli rumah exhausted.

$12m needed to complete abandoned Menara Stadium  01/07/1991 NST-CITYX By Harris Iskandar Taib
THE abandoned 26-storey Menara Safuan in Jalan Ampang will take seven months and cost an estimated $12.3 million more to complete. The tower block was 80 per cent complete when it was abandoned in 1984.

28 keluarga setuju jelas tunggakan  01/07/1991 BH
SERDANG, Ahad - Dua puluh lapan keluarga yang menghuni rumah teres kos rendah di Taman Sri Timah di Jalan Balakong di sini, hari ini, akhirnya bersetuju membayar $140 bagi menjelaskan wang tunggakan bekalan air yang berjumlah kira-kira $4,000 kepada kontraktor projek itu, Y C Chin Enterprise Sdn Bhd. Persetujuan itu dicapai dalam perjumpaan dua jam di antara pembeli dengan Pengarah Urusan syarikat berkenaan, Encik Chin Yoke Chew. Majlis itu bermula dengan suasana tegang apabila pembeli rumah berkenaan berselisih faham mengenai kedudukan sebenar projek berkenaan.

Pemaju dikesali 01/07/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Pembeli rumah pangsa Cempeling di Jalan AU3, Hulu Klang dekat sini, kesal terhadap kegagalan pemaju projek itu menyediakan pelbagai kemudahan asas, walaupun mereka sudah tinggal di situ lebih lima tahun. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penaja Persatuan Penduduk Rumah Pangsa Cempeling, Encik Abu Said Ali, berkata syarikat pemaju Juru Utama bukan saja gagal menyempurnakan kemudahan asas, malah langsung tidak menghiraukan masalah penduduk setempat

`Blame builders for two fire policies'02/07/1991  NST
SOME unscrupulous developers of sub-divided buildings should be blamed for the insistence of financial institutions on buyers of apartments and condominiums to take up additional fire insurance policy. The buyers end up with two such insurance policies because the units are already covered under a master policy by the developers or the management corporation set up under the Strata Titles Act 1985 and are only entitled to one claim if the units were damaged.

Wang sudah dibayar, rumah belum dapat 02/07/1991 BH
SAYA telah membeli sebuah rumah di Projek Desa Permai yang dimajukan oleh PKNNS dan bayaran tanah melalui pinjaman perumahan kerajaan sebanyak $16,000 telah dijelaskan pada akhir 1989. Apa yang mendukacitakan ialah sehingga sekarang rumah yang dibeli belum dibina setelah hampir 18 bulan harga tanah dibayar dan lebih 24 bulan selepas surat perjanjian ditandatangani.

Special grilles 03/07/1991 MM
COLLAPSIBLE grilles for windows to enable occupants to escape in case of fire will be ready by early next year. A special committee given the task of coming up with designs and find ways to promote such grilles will meet for the second time this month.

Getting Barisan MPs to explain Bill 04/07/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Deputy Prime Minister Encik Ghafar Baba will call on all Barisan Nasional MPs to explain the rationale of the bill to amendd the Land Acquisition Act 1960 to the people, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Abang Abu Bakar Mustapha said today. He said the proposed amendments, already tabled for first reading, would enable the Government to acquire land for commercial development by the private sector. The decision cannot be challenged in court.

Strata title: Flat buyers in a dilemma 05/07/1991  NST
SOME 500 people who bought flats in a project in Rasah Jaya are now in a quandary over whether they should pay the developer survey fees for strata title application. They were shocked to receive a letter dated June 17, asking them to pay $349.91 as survey fees and an additional $300 as deposit against damage to common property.

Sinkhole danger 07/07/1991  NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Twenty occupants of five shophouses at Jalan Pasar, Pekan Batu Arang, 40km from here, have been alerted to vacate their homes after a sinkhole occurred there. Pekan Batu Arang Village Security and Development Committee chairman Encik Mohd Hussain Mat Yassim, 43, said a 15-metre stretch of the road in front of the shophouses sunk last midnight.

Government buildings `not so safe'
08/07/1991  NST
MALACCA, Sun. - A member of the Dewan Negara has expressed concern over the safety of Government buildings throughout the country as they are exempted from the uniform Building By-Laws enacted by the local authorities. Senator Ng Peng Hay said these premises were being used although their building plans had not been submitted and no certificate of fitness (CF) had been issued.

Housing law covers payouts 08/07/1991 NST By Alex Choong
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - From Aug 26, developers may withdraw 10 per cent of the purchase price of a house from the Housing Development Account if 55 per cent of the price has been paid up. This is provided for by the Housing Developers (Housing Development Account) Regulations 1991 which comes into force on that date.

House buyers to seek police help 08/07/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - A group of people who bought houses in the abandoned Taman Kobena project have decided to refer the matter to the police following a meeting this morning. The 30 house-buyers also agreed to give the mandate to Sungei Besi MP, Mr Tan Kok Wai, who is also their adviser, to send a memorandum to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad asking him to include Koperasi Belia Nasional (Kobena) affairs in the agenda of Wednesday's Cabinet meeting.

House buyers miffed over defects  08/07/1991 MM
THERE seems to be no end of problems to buyers of the Taman Ampang Pecah low-cost housing project in Kuala Kubu Baru. After a delay of four years, the 400 buyers were elated that they could finally move into their own homes early this year, but not before having to pay "payment of interest" to the developers.

Penduduk bantah bina pangsapuri    08/07/1991  BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Lebih 200 penduduk rumah jenis Hexagon di Jalan SS 15/6, Bandar Baru Subang Jaya, Selangor dan kawasan sekitarnya membantah pelaksanaan projek membina 63 unit pangsapuri empat tingkat di kawasan tanah lapang di tengah kawasan itu. Mereka tidak puas hati dengan pengurusan Sime-UEP untuk membangunkan tanah di situ dengan projek itu.

400 unhappy house buyers seek Selangor MB's help 08/07/1991  NST
KUALA KUBU BARU, Sun - Four hundred Taman Ampang Pecah low-cost housebuyers here who claim to have got a raw deal from the developer are seeking the help of Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Haji Muhammad Taib. The housebuyers action committee chairman, Mohamad Daud, said they had to resort to this move as nobody appeared to be sympathetic to their plight.

Sinking town: Authorities urged to act 08/07/1991 NST
RAWANG, Sun. - The State Government has been urged to take immediate steps to save Pekan Batu Arang from danger of sinking. Residents said the appearance of a sinkhole believed to be several metres deep about midnight last Friday was the fifth experienced in the town.

Sinking town: Authorities urged to act 08/07/1991 NST
RAWANG, Sun. - The State Government has been urged to take immediate steps to save Pekan Batu Arang from danger of sinking. Residents said the appearance of a sinkhole believed to be several metres deep about midnight last Friday was the fifth experienced in the town.

21 lodge report against co-op 09/07/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Twenty-one people who had booked houses in the abandoned Taman Kobena housing scheme in Cheras lodged a police report today against the management of Koperasi Belia Nasional. They alleged the Kobena management had misused the money in the co-operative's fund.

Sinkholes: Tests to find out cause 09/07/1991 NST
RAWANG, Mon. - Tests will be carried in certain parts of Batu Arang town to find out the cause of sinkholes and cracks in homes of residents, MP for Selayang Datin Paduka Zaleha Ismail said today. She said experts from a 15-member committee formed today to look into the problem would carry out the tests soon.

Seeing red over housing project 10/07/1991 MM Compiled by Kamala Nagappan; Radziah Abdul Rahim
* BUYER of Bangsar Baru wants to know when the abandoned Taman Sri Puchong housing project would be completed. "The developer initially said it would be ready by December 1986 but because the project stalled, the completion date kept changing," he says.

52 projek perumahan terbengkalai 11/07/1991 HM
SEJUMLAH 52 projek perumahan mengandungi 13,640 unit rumah, membabitkan 7,435 pembeli, terbengkalai di Selangor, tahun lalu. Di Wilayah Persekutuan pula, tujuh projek perumahan dengan 4,463 unit terbengkalai, membabitkan 1,507 pembeli.

Tougher laws to protect house buyers 11/07/1991 NST
THE Housing Developers (Housing Development Account) Regulations, approved by the Government in August 1990, will come into force next month to ensure that monies collected by developers are solely used for their respective projects. The Plan says that the regulations will prevent the misuse of money collected from house buyers and to protect them against mal-practices of developers.

`Houses built to specifications' 11/07/1991 MM
THE 400 houses in the Taman Ampang Pecah low-cost housing project in Kuala Kubu Baru were built to specifications in the sale and purchase agreement, the project management consultant said yesterday. Referring to a recent report that buyers were unhappy with their houses, the consultant, Horizon Towers Sdn Bbd, said any defects would be touched up according to defect liability as spelt out in the agreement.

Road rises by a metre overnight  11/07/1991 NST
ALOR STAR, Wed. - Residents, particularly businessmen in a row of shophouses at Taman Kota Jaya, near Kota Sarang Semut, had a shock today when they found part of the road in front of the building higher by almost a metre. It is understood that sand, stones and concrete used at a near by construction site had caused the problem.

Workers may lose homes 13/07/1991 MM
TWENTY-TWO families of Kamasan Estate in Kuala Selangor may end up homeless four years after shifting to their low-cost estate houses. The reason - a local bank has asked them to settle between $5,000 and $7,000 in payment arrears by the end of the month, and the meagre-income families cannot afford to pay.

417 pembeli buru pemaju  16/07/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Empat ratus tujuh belas pembeli rumah fasa tiga Taman Cempaka, Kampung Pandan dekat sini sedang "memburu" pemaju perumahan yang hilang sejak dua tahun lalu. Pembeli berkenaan menyifatkan mereka "teraniaya" berikutan kegagalan pemaju berkenaan menyiapkan rumah mereka yang mula dibina sejak lima tahun lalu.

KM cadang sistem pengawasan 16/07/1991 BH
MELAKA, Isnin - Ketua Menteri, Tan Sri Haji Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik, menyarankan Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan mewujudkan sistem pengawasan bagi mengesan kemajuan projek pembinaan serta perumahan di negara ini. Beliau berkata, ketika ini kementerian itu tidak mempunyai satu mekanisme khas untuk mengawasi pelaksanaan sesuatu projek perumahan yang diluluskan pembinaannya.

New loans for affected house buyers 17/07/1991 NST
THE Government will allow civil servants who were victims of abandoned housing schemes to top up their existing housing loan in order to buy a second house, Deputy Finance Minister Abdul Ghani Othman said. He said this would apply to buyers who had obtained Government loans and where the abandoned schemes were only 30 per cent completed.

Pekerja awam ada empat pilihan 17/07/1991  BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pembeli rumah yang menerima kemudahan pinjaman kerajaan diberikan empat pilihan jika projek perumahan mereka terbengkalai, kata Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Haji Abdul Ghani Othman. Pilihan itu ialah: * membeli rumah lain dan membuat gadaian kedua jika rumah asal siap 30 peratus; * Kementerian Kewangan membantu menyelesaikan rumah terbengkalai yang siap 80 peratus dengan pembeli menubuhkan sebuah jawatankuasa; * pembeli membayar balik pinjaman dan boleh mendapat baki pinjaman; atau * pembeli membayar semula semua pinjaman yang dikeluarkan bagi membolehkan layak meminjam seratus peratus pada masa depan.

Satu rumah ramai pembeli  17/07/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Sekurang-kurangnya 20 unit rumah di fasa tiga Taman Cempaka, Kampung Pandan mempunyai lebih daripada nama seorang pembeli. Siasatan pembeli terbabit mendapati nombor rumah yang dibeli oleh mereka, mempunyai nama orang lain yang tidak dikenali.

Pekerja awam ada empat pilihan 17/07/1991  BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pembeli rumah yang menerima kemudahan pinjaman kerajaan diberikan empat pilihan jika projek perumahan mereka terbengkalai, kata Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Haji Abdul Ghani Othman. Pilihan itu ialah: * membeli rumah lain dan membuat gadaian kedua jika rumah asal siap 30 peratus; * Kementerian Kewangan membantu menyelesaikan rumah terbengkalai yang siap 80 peratus dengan pembeli menubuhkan sebuah jawatankuasa; * pembeli membayar balik pinjaman dan boleh mendapat baki pinjaman; atau * pembeli membayar semula semua pinjaman yang dikeluarkan bagi membolehkan layak meminjam seratus peratus pada masa depan.

Terbiar sejak 6 tahun lalu 19/07/1991 HM
KAJANG: Penduduk di Kampung Baru Sungai Chua di sini meminta pihak berkuasa campur tangan bagi menyiapkan segera empat blok projek perumahan dekat situ yang kini terbengkalai. Projek perumahan itu yang dipercayai dimajukan oleh pemaju swasta kira-kira enam tahun lalu, kini terbiar dan dikelilingi semak-samun

Flat buyers flare at title delay 19/07/1991 MM
RESIDENTS of Taman Alam Jaya flats in Cheras yesterday lodged a police report against the developer for failing to submit strata title applications as stipulated in the Strata Title Act 1985. The angry residents - who moved into the flats six years ago contend the police should "look into" the developer's activities which they allege amounts to "cheating".

$500j diguna pulih projek terbengkalai 21/07/1991  BM
BUTTERWORTH: Sejumlah $500 juta sudah dibelanjakan bagi memulihkan projek terbengkalai mengikut Tabung Pemulihan Usahawan (TPU) setakat Jun 1991, kata Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Seri Anwar lbrahim. Menurutnya, dalam dialog di antara kementerian dan Dewan Perniagaan Melayu di Kuala Lumpur, baru-baru ini, kerajaan juga bersetuju mempercepatkan proses kelulusan sesuatu permohonan kepada dua bulan.

Anwar: Be thankful for the helping hand 22/07/1991 NST By Rohiman Haroon
PENANG, Sun. - Finance Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said last night the introduction of several funds and schemes, aimed at helping out financially-plagued entrepreneurs and reviving abandoned housing projects, have shown the Government's sincerity and seriousness in its struggle for the people. He said he believed there was no other Government like the one in Malaysia which was ready to help the people when individuals or the private sector failed to complete certain public projects.

11 pemaju perumahan gagal dikesan 22/07/1991 BH
ALOR STAR, Ahad - Kerajaan Kedah masih belum dapat mengesan 11 pemaju perumahan yang gagal memulakan projek perumahan di beberapa kawasan di negeri ini, walaupun kebenaran sudah diberi kepada pemaju berkenaan pada 1986. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri, Encik Abdul Rahman Ibrahim berkata, kerajaan cuba mengesan pemaju perumahan terbabit, tetapi sehingga kini belum berjaya.

Pemaju seleweng disiasat 23/07/1991 HM
SUBANG: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan menyiasat dakwaan pemaju perumahan yang dilaporkan menyeleweng dengan mencatatkan lebih daripada satu nama pembeli bagi sebuah rumah di fasa tiga Taman Cempaka, Kampung Pandan, dekat sini. Menteri berkenaan, Dr Ting Chiew Peh, berkata siasatan itu perlu bagi membolehkan unit penguatkuasa kementerian mengambil tindakan wajar terhadap pemaju berkenaan.

Ting: New rule will not raise price of houses 26/07/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The implementation of the Housing Developers (Housing Development Account) Regulations 1991 will not result in an increase in house prices as claimed by certain quarters, Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Ting Chew Peh said today. He said developers should not use the new regulations as an excuse to raise house prices

Houses won't cost more with new regulations: Ting 26/07/1991 BT
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry has dismissed claims by developers that houses may cost more under the new regulations requiring them to open separate accounts for each project. Its minister, Dr Ting Chew Peh, said under the regulations to be enforced on August 26, there will be no additional cost involved as banks will not impose extra service charges.

No absconding by developers 26/07/1991  MM
THE Housing Development Account which comes into force on Aug 26 will end the problem of developers absconding without completing a project. Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Ting Chiew Peh said the account's withdrawal procedures ensured developers could not withdraw money easily.

Buyers in the dark over abandoned project 26/07/1991MM By Esther Tan; Radziah Abdul Rahim
* HOUSE-BUYER hopes Pembinaan Wangi Sdn Bhd will honour its contract and complete its housing project in Kajang which has been abandoned since 1986. "I signed the sale and purchase agreement for a medium-cost house at Taman Pasir Emas that year and the project was to be completed in two years," he says.

Advice for flat owners 27/07/1991 BT
PENANG Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ibrahim Saad yesterday advised owners of flats still without strata titles to complain to the authorities. He said this will help authorities take action against developers who fail to apply for them. The Government will not hesitate to act against such errant developers to safeguard the interest of house buyers, he told a press conference in Penang. He said one problem faced by owners of units without strata titles is that they cannot use their property as collateral for loans. Dr Ibrahim said he has heard public grouses on the problem of no strata titles but stressed that authorities can act only if provided with sufficient information. He dismissed allegations that the Government is not issuing strata titles. The State Government has approved applications for strata titles of 64 projects involving 4,954 units out of the 88 projects (6,864 units) that applied for them.

Abandoned project to be revived 27/07/1991 NST
MALACCA, Fri.- The controversial Taman Selasih Sayang Phase II housing project here will be revived next month after being abandoned since 1989, the Malacca State Economic Development Corporation said today. SEDC deputy chairman Datuk Mohamed Ali Rustam said the project, involving 160 double-storey link and single-storey semi-detached houses, would be completed after 15 months.

Projek gagal agensi kurang tegas 27/07/1991  HM
MASALAH perumahan bukan saja dihadapi oleh warga kota. Ia turut dihadapi oleh rakyat di seluruh negara, terutama golongan berpendapatan rendah. Apa yang mengecewakan, selain golongan itu sukar memiliki rumah sendiri, mereka juga sering ditipu oleh pemaju berikutan kegagalan projek dan sebagainya

State to act on strata title delays 27/07/1991 NST
PENANG, Fri. - The State Government will take legal action against developers of high-rise projects who refuse to apply for strata titles although their projects have been completed for several years.

Price control for houses a necessity now 27/07/1991 BT
THE rules seeking to curb misuse of house buyers' money by developers are essentially a confidence-building measure in the wake of the rash of abandoned housing schemes. Much as they dislike having to undergo a scrutiny every time they dip their hands into the buyers' funds, the genuine developers need the regulations. The assurance to buyers that their money will be used only for the particular scheme and under the supervision of the bank concerned should give people less cause to mistrust developers. Developers have been saying that the cost of houses is going to go up because the requirement to open accounts for individual projects will cause additional Costs. Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Ting Chew Peh has debunked that airy claim by pointing out that banks will not impose extra service charges to handle these accounts. The Housing Developers Association (HDA) had contended that the extra cost will come from banks hiring consultants to certify the completion of phases of housing projects. A follow-up argument by the HDA does not hold much water either - that the wait for the bank's certification will force developers to borrow first from alternative sources, thereby incurring further Costs

Pembeli rumah mahu jumpa menteri 31/07/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Empat ratus pembeli rumah fasa tiga Taman Cempaka Kampung Pandan, akan menemui Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Dr Ting Chew Peh kerana pemaju gagal menyiapkan rumah mereka lebih lima tahun. Mereka juga tidak puas hati dengan tindakan pemaju yang menipu sekurang-kurangnya 20 pembeli. Pembeli berkenaan mendapati rumah yang mereka beli mempunyai nama pembeli lain.

House owner wants refund 31/07/1991 MM
* HOUSEOWNER DAVID of Taman Kinrara in Puchong says the payment of assessment and maintenance fees is burning a big hole in his pocket. He says he paid an annual maintenance fee of $240 to the developer last December, thinking the company was the one maintaining the place.

 

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