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(1991)

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Pemaju janji bayar balik 01/11/1991  HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kami akan bayar balik. Begitulah janji sebuah syarikat pemaju yang terbabit dengan projek perumahan Ukay Jaya di Ulu Klang, Promista Sdn Bhd, mengenai rungutan penduduk Kampung Selamat.

Developers: Projects may grind to a halt 03/11/1991 SUM
THE country's construction industry may come to a complete standstill and subsequently trigger off a "slowdown" effect on the nation's economy if the Government proceeds with plans to deport all illegal immigrant workers. This is the warning issued by the Housing Developers' Association Malaysia in the light of the decision by the Cabinet Committee on Employment of Foreign Workers to deport the illegal wokers to enable them to secure valid travel documents before being allowed to re-enter the country legally.

HDA: Register workers here 03/11/1991 NSUNT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Housing Developers Association is asking the Government to conduct within the country its latest proposed registration exercise for illegal immigrant workers. It said this should be done instead of asking the workers to go to Batam Island to get valid travel papers before applying to return.

Rethink repatriation of illegal workers, says HDA 04/11/1991 BT 
THE Government should rethink its position and seek the views of the private sector on the compulsory repatriation of illegal workers to Batam. Housing Development Association (HDA) executive director Yin Ee Kok said before any action is taken, HDA would like to be given a change to participate in a brainstorming session with the Government. It was reported that the Cabinet Committee on Foreign Workers, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister is scheduled to meet on Wednesday.

`Deporting illegals will hurt projects' 06/11/1991 BT 
HE Government's decision to deport illegal workers will have adverse short-term effects on on-going construction projects, Master Builders Association of Malaysia (MBAM) president Siah Kwee Mow said on Monday. He said the Government should consider the possible impact before sending the illegals back to their countries.

Abandoned housing project to be revived 06/11/1991 NST-CITYX By Lim Kim Bee
AFTER nine long years, 60 house buyers will soon be able to relish the joy of moving into their own homes once work on more than 100 abandoned houses in Tanjung Rambutan, 18 km from Ipoh, are completed. House buyers committee spokesman Sarjit Singh Baidy said although the wait had been a long one, it was not in vain because people were now able to have their houses.

Bangunkan rumah cincai saja 06/11/1991 HM
RAWANG: Kerja cincai! Begitulah rungutan pembeli rumah murah di Sungai Choh dekat sini yang mendapati rumah mereka diperbuat daripada bahan kurang bermutu. "Kami bimbang rumah kami akan roboh dipukul ribut apabila siap nanti. Lihat saja kayu dan papan yang digunakan," rungut pembeli.

Plea over payment for low-cost houses 07/11/1991 NST 
IPOH, Wed. - The State Government has approached the Federal Government to consider delaying the deduction of monthly instalments for buyers of low-cost houses in abandoned housing projects. "We have made an appeal to the Treasury six months ago to get them to consider the matter but, until now, there has been no response," said State local government committee chairman Datuk Au How Cheong.

Employers give thumbs up to Government ruling on illegal workers 12/11/1991 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Employers today sighed with relief over the Government's new ruling allowing illegal foreign workers to stay on pending registration, and construction industry employers say the move has saved the industry from collapse. The executive director of the Master Builders' Association of Malaysia, Kong Yee Peng, described the move as "very wise". He said the local construction industry depended heavily on Indonesian workers who were now mostly working without proper documents.

Developer promises to carry out repairs 12/11/1991 NST-CITYX 
THE developer of Taman Berkat in Guar Perahu, Bukit Mertajam, has assured house buyers that it will carry out repairs and maintenance of the houses which are detected to have defects. Seberai Majuharta Sdn Bhd director Othman Mohamad said his company was aware of the problem and would take steps to rectify the situation.

Rumah baru diduduki rosak di sana sini 15/11/1991 BH
KAMI penduduk Taman Medan Batu 53/2 Bakui Muar ingin mengemukakan masalah rumah kami yang mengalami kerosakan seperti keretakan papan dinding tingkap tidak sempurna apabila ditutup dan dibuka, lubang bilik air dan tandas tersumbat, kunci pintu tidak boleh digunakan dan beberapa kerosakan lain walaupun belum sampai setahun kami mendudukinya. Kami telah melaporkan masalah ini kepada pengurus pemaju perumahan berkenaan tetapi tiada tindakan memuaskan diambil.

Developer refusing to repair faulty sewage pipes 15/11/1991 NST
RIMZAB Leasing Sdn Bhd, the developer of Taman Selesa Jaya, is not responsible for the repair of leaking sewage pipes in low-cost flats in the estate. Its chief executive officer, Yeap Poh Chim. said the affected flat dwellers will have to make their own arrangemements to rectify the problem.

Still waiting for apartment 16/11/1991 MM 
 * HAVING to wait for a month or two for a house to be completed is all right but being kept in the dark for two years about its completion has got MAZA worried. He says the $74,000 apartment he bought in 1986 was supposed to have been completed in 1989 but he has yet to receive the letter of vacant possession.

Tarik balik tawaran 18/11/1991 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan Selangor akan menarik balik tawaran yang diberikan kepada 12 pemaju perumahan kerana gagal menyiapkan projek masing-masing. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Haji Muhammad Muhd Taib berkata tindakan itu perlu memandangkan pemaju berkenaan tidak mampu menyelesaikan masalah.

Residents must sort out quit rent with developer 19/11/1991 NST
THE Hulu Langat Land Office has advised flat owners in Taman Cheras to seek clarifications from their developer on the non-payment of quit rent on their property. A department official said the Land Office was only responsible for collecting the quit rent.

Of leaks, overflows and splashes 19/11/1991 MM
* ALAMAK moved into her new single-storey terrace house in Taman Seri Delima two years ago but is still complaining about defects in her house. "My house is leaking and the water tank in the bathroom overflows. The road resurfacing in front of my house was not carried out properly and, as result, it has depressed.

House buyers see red  19/11/1991 MM
SEVERAL buyers of double-storey houses in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya, are not moving into their new homes even after the keys were handed to them. They claimed that there is no water supply, there are defects in the structures and the developer is not willing to give them full compensation for late delivery of the houses.

Kajang housing project to be revived 25/11/1991 NST-CITYX
WORK on a housing project in Taman Sri Saga in Sungai Chua, Kajang, will resume early next month. The project has been abandoned since March 1987.

140 keluarga bantah tindakan 25/11/1991 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Lebih 140 keluarga setinggan di Kampung Pasar Baru, Kampung Pandan Dalam membantah tindakan sebuah syarikat pemaju perumahan yang menambak dan mengorek tanah di situ kerana membahayakan keselamatan mereka. Penyelaras Jawatankuasa bertindak kampung itu, Encik Harun Abdul Hamid, berkata tindakan Kabra Holdings Sdn Bhd itu, bertentangan dengan kebenaran meneruskan projek perumahan yang mereka perolehi daripada Mahkamah Tinggi.

Doctor in a dilemma over strata titles 25/11/1991 MM 
AN owner of two floors in a four-storey building in Brickfields is having sleepless nights over the failure of the developer to apply for strata titles. Dr J.B. Ponnampalam, who bought the properties nearly 12 years ago from Sin Lian Hin Housing Sdn Bhd, has spent some $10,000 in legal fees to protect his rights but his efforts have been unsuccessful.

Pemaju gagal: Lesen iklan ditarik balik 26/11/1991 BH
SENGGARANG, Isnin - Lesen iklan Pemaju perumahan yang gagal menyiapkan kuota rumah kos rendah akan ditarik balik bagi mengelakkan penyelewengan dan menyelesaikan masalah rumah kos rendah terbengkalai. Syarat baru itu adalah antara peraturan yang akan dikuatkuasakan oleh Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan dalam mengeluarkan lesen iklan pemilik, berkuatkuasa mulai tahun depan.

Taman Perkasa terbengkalai lima tahun 26/11/1991 HM
TIDAK ada yang lebih penting dan menggembirakan selain dari mendiami rumah sendiri. Projek perumahan sekarang tumbuh seperti cendawan dan dalam kepesatan pembangunan itu, banyak juga pemaju yang bermasalah dan lari apabila projek terbengkalai. Salah satu projek perumahan yang mengalami masalah ialah Taman Perkasa di Batu 12, Dusun Nanding, Hulu Langat, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Projek berhadapan dengan Taman Dusun Nanding ini terbengkalai sejak lima tahun lalu.

Pembeli rumah Taman Cheras Jaya gelisah 26/11/1991 HM
Saudara Pengarang, SAYA adalah pembeli rumah kos rendah di Taman Cheras Jaya, Cheras, Hulu Langat. Mengikut perjanjian, projek perumahan itu siap pertengahan 1990. Malangnya hingga sekarang masih tidak siap lagi.

Bercham low-cost flat buyers assured of occupancy date 26/11/1991 NST
IPOH, Mon. - Sterling Property Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of seven blocks of low-cost flats in Bercham near here, has given an assurance that the 560 buyers will be able to occupy their flats early next year. A company spokesman said although the units were completed more than two years ago it was unable to obtain the certificate of fitness due to water problems.

DBKL sekat jual flet 27/11/1991 HM 
KUALA LUMPUR: Amaran kepada pemilik rumah kos rendah Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) - Tindakan merampas rumah akan diambil terhadap mereka yang menjualnya semula untuk mendapat keuntungan berlipat kali ganda. "DBKL bercadang menggubal syarat jual beli rumah kos murah dan sederhana supaya ia tidak boleh dijual beli kepada orang lain tanpa kebenaran DBKL kerana rumah itu dikhaskan kepada golongan berpendapatan rendah.

Sistem perumahan sempurna untuk semua 28/11/1991 BH 
SEBANYAK 602,700 unit rumah diperlukan dalam tempoh Rancangan Malaysia Keenam (RM6) dan kira-kira 60 peratus daripadanya atau 343,800 unit akan dibina mengikut program perumahan kos rendah. Program Khas Perumahan Kos Rendah (PKPKR) juga akan diteruskan bagi memenuhi sasaran mengikut perancangan asal. Dalam tempoh berkenaan, kerajaan turut memperuntukkan $807 juta atau 45 peratus daripada keseluruhan peruntukan berjumlah $1.78 bilion bagi pelbagai program pembangunan sosial dalam RM6 untuk projek perumahan awam berbanding $1.46 bilion dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kelima (RML). Semua ini membayangkan keperluan perumahan yang semakin mendesak di kalangan rakyat. PKPKR diperkenalkan pada 1986 dengan matlamat menyediakan 240,000 unit rumah kos rendah dalam tempoh RML seiring dengan matlamat jangka panjang kerajaan untuk memastikan setiap golongan berpendapatan rendah mempunyai rumah yang sempurna. Walaupun sebanyak 352,495 unit membabitkan 1,056 projek sudah didaftarkan dalam program berkenaan, hanya 49.2 peratus atau 173,303 dapat dibina. Di samping itu, 179,192 unit lagi sedang dalam perancangan, 129,236 masih dalam pembinaan dan 44,067 lagi selesai dibina hingga Ogos tahun lalu. Peruntukan sebanyak $390.72 juta disediakan dalam program berkenaan tetapi hanya kira-kira 60 peratus yang sudah digunakan sehingga akhir tahun lalu.

Tabung khas urus perumahan  28/11/1991  BH  
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Semua pembeli rumah kos rendah dan sederhana berharga kurang daripada $80,000 tidak perlu membayar kos penyelenggaraan apabila Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) mewujudkan Tabung Pengurusan Perumahan. Datuk bandar, Tan Sri Elyas Omar, berkata dua atau tiga peratus daripada harga rumah itu akan diasingkan untuk dimasukkan dalam tabung berkenaan bagi mengurus penyelenggaran persekitaran kawasan perumahan.

Rumah tak siap jejas keindahan taman mewah 28/11/1991 HM
HULU KLANG: Keindahan kawasan perumahan mewah di Taman Bukit Wangsa Maju terjejas kerana ada pemaju yang masih gagal menyiapkan beberapa unit rumah di situ. Rumah berkenaan kini ditumbuhi semak-samun, manakala beberapa bahagian bangunan didapati retak. Rumah dua tingkat itu dibina di kawasan lereng bukit, tetapi kini menjejaskan pemandagan kawasan di sekitarnya.

Kerajaan tidak layan pemaju rekod buruk 29/11/1991 BH  
MELAKA, Khamis - Pemaju perumahan yang mempunyai rekod buruk mungkin tidak dipertimbangkan untuk sebarang permohonan projek baru di Melaka, kata Ahli Exco Negeri, Datuk Haji Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani. Bagaimanapun, katanya, syarat lebih ketat akan dikenakan jika kerajaan negeri bercadang menimbang semula permohonan baru pemaju berkenaan pada masa akan datang.

Daud tells why errant builders cannot be caught 30/11/1991  NST
THE Government has not been able to nab developers who sell low-cost houses for more than $25,000 because house buyers had voluntarily agreed to pay more in their sales and purchase agreements. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Haji Daud Taha said the house buyers' signatures in the S&P for "additional" construction on their low-cost houses made it hard to prove that the developers had committed malpractice.

Living in squalor and neglect 30/11/1991 NST-CITYX
RESIDENTS of Taman Seri Timah in Sri Kembangan, Serdang have been drinking and using contaminated well water for about two years. The residents, who have also been without electricity supply since moving in, have built makeshift toilets about 50 metres away as they cannot use their lavatories because of low water pressure.

Pemilik kilang Sobena Jaya belum dapat CF 30/11/1991 HM 
PELABUHAN KLANG: Masih ada yang belum beres ... Lima puluh pembeli kilang di Kawasan Perindustrian Ringan, Sobena Jaya di Pandamaran di sini, masih tidak puas hati selepas menerima kunci kilang mereka yang ditunggu-tunggu sejak 1984. Selain belum mendapat Sijil Kelayakan (CF) untuk memulakan operasi di kilang masing-masing, mereka juga kesal kerana harga jualan kilang itu sekarang sudah turun berbanding harga yang mereka beli sebelum projek itu terbengkalai sepanjang tujuh tahun lalu.

 

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