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(1992)

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Six-year wait over 02/11/1992 MM
THE long wait for 413 housebuyers of the abandoned Taman Chempaka Phase III is almost over. They now need to wait only about three months to take delivery of their homes which they bought almost six years ago. The long wait came about after the developer, Perushaan Timah Langat Sdn Bhd, abandoned the project.

Anai-anai ancam Petaling Jaya 02/11/1992 HM
PETALING JAYA: Hapuskan anai-anai di Petaling Jaya. Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) akan mengadakan kajian terperinci mengenai anai-anai yang dikatakan mengancam kawasan perumahan dan bangunan di kawasan pentadbirannya

Sikap pemaju Taman Guar Perahu dikesali 02/11/1992 BH
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Ahad - Persatuan Penduduk Taman Guar Perahu di sini menyesali sikap pemaju yang gagal menunaikan janjinya memperbaiki kerosakan bumbung rumah yang berpunca daripada penggunaan kayu tidak bermutu. Pengerusinya, Omar Mohamad, yang ditemui di sini petang semalam berkata pemaju membuat janji itu ketika berdialog dengan wakil persatuan kira-kira lapan bulan lalu.

Still no CF for house 03/11/1992 MM
* FED-UP of Kajang wants to know when his new house will be issued with a certificate of fitness (CF). He says he booked a double-storey link unit in Taman Bukit Kajang Baru in August 1987.

Lawyers under police probe for alleged cheating 04/11/1992 NST By S. Jayakrishnan
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Police are investigating cases of alleged misappropriation of funds running into millions of ringgit involving about 20 lawyers, mainly in the city, Selangor and Penang. Although the exact number of cases which had been referred to the police is not available, it is believed the lawyers had cheated each client of between $700,000 and $1 million.

13-year wait for 113 housebuyers 09/11/1992 NST-CITYX By Anne Haslam
WHEN housebuyers of Taman Seri Tanjung, Tanjung Rambutan, 18km from Ipoh, signed an agreement to purchase the houses in l979 they thought they would have only about 18 months to wait before they could move into their homes. However, as it turned out, they had to wait for more than a decade because shortly after, the housing scheme was abandoned.

Waiting game 10/11/1992 MM
* LIM of Klang wants to know when his new house will be completed. He says he booked a medium low-cost terrace unit in Taman Koperasi Menara Maju, Kampung Jawa, Klang, in July 1989 and was promised that the house would be completed in two years.

'Builder `no' to cut in fees 13/11/1992 MM
A MEETING between house owners of Bandar Puchong Jaya and the developer over the high fee for re-submission of building plans ended in a deadlock yesterday. Dynamic Management Sdn Bhd, the developer, refused to agree to a substantial reduction of the fee requested by representatives of the house owners' action committee.

Kedah sedia temu HDA  13/11/1992 BH
SUNGAI PETANI, Khamis - Kerajaan Kedah tidak akan melayan sebarang permintaan daripada pemaju perumahan yang ingin mengadakan perbincangan mengenai masalah perumahan di negeri ini. Sebaliknya, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan negeri, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, berkata kerajaan hanya bersedia menemui Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan (HDA) Kedah/Perlis jika ada perkara yang perlu dibincangkan.

Khidmat MPS terburuk  13/11/1992 BH
SEREMBAN, Khamis - Panel Penilaian Perkhidmatan Awam Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan yang ditubuh bagi menilai prestasi dan mutu perkhidmatan jabatan dan agensi kerajaan memilih Majlis Perbandaran Seremban (MPS) sebagai agensi terburuk. Pengerusinya, Datuk A Ponniah yang juga pengerusi Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan Negeri (HDA), berkata perkhidmatan kaunter majlis itu jauh daripada memuaskan.

Seremban council gets thumbs down for service  13/11/1992 NST
A PANEL set up by the Negri Sembilan Government to evaluate performance and quality of services provided by State departments and agencies has placed the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) among the worst. Panel chairman Datuk A. Ponniah, who is also State Housing Developers Association chairman, said the councils counter service was found very wanting in efficiency.

Tuntutan tak pulang modal 13/11/1992 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kalau bawa ke mahkamah, pasti menang sebab ada bukti yang cukup. Tetapi apa yang akan diperolehi selepas itu setelah dipotong bayaran peguam? Inilah yang memeningkan seorang pembeli rumah di Lot 1086, Taman Sri Andalas, Klang dalam usahanya untuk menuntut semula bayaran daripada pemaju projek itu, Koperasi Serbaguna Anak-Anak Selangor Berhad (Kosas).

Property databank set-up long overdue 14/11/1992 BT
THE property and construction sectors, riding in tandem with the country's rapid conomic growth, are expected to remain bouyant in the immediate future. The construction sector which experienced strong growth in the last few years is expected to maintain double digit growth during the Sixth Malaysian Plan period. This year, it is expected to record a growth of 13.5 per cent compared with 14.6 per cent in 1991. Works Minister Datuk Leo Moggie, at a property conference earlier this year, said the demand for residential, commercial and institutional buildings is still quite substantial. The prolific growth of condominiums especially in the Klang Valley shows that there is a rising demand for these buildings.

Kedah kaji keperluan rumah 14/11/1992 BH
ALOR STAR, Jumaat - Kedah menyediakan Rancangan Pembangunan Perumahan Lima Tahun bagi mengkaji dan mengenal pasti keperluan perumahan di negeri itu untuk tempoh lima tahun akan datang. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, berkata rancangan yang akan dimulakan tahun depan itu, dijangka membantu kerajaan memastikan keperluan sebenar perumahan di negeri ini.

Mud danger for houses in Taman Seri Emas 14/11/1992 NST-CITYX
MORE than a dozen single-storey houses in an abandoned housing project in Kampar is in danger of being buried under mud. The houses, about 16 units in two blocks, are filled almost to the ceiling with mud, with only about a foot of space left.

Buyers lodge police reports 14/11/1992 NST
BUYERS of Taman Cheras flats have lodged police reports against the developer for allegedly failing to pay quit rent on their properties. The 475 owners claimed they had paid $178,406 over the past six years to Yulek Development Sdn Bhd.

Pembeli rumah naik helikopter 15/11/1992 BM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kira-kira 200 pembeli pertama rumah milik pemaju ASM Development Sdn Bhd di Bandar Tasik Selatan berpeluang menaiki helikopter bagi melihat pemandangan sekitar kawasan perumahan seluas 76 hektar itu. Mereka juga disediakan dengan kabinet dapur percuma oleh pemaju sebagai salah satu cara promosi jualan.'

Developer, house owners to resolve fees deadlock 20/11/1992 MM
BANDAR PUCHONG JAYA house owners and the project developer are expected to meet again next week to resolve a deadlock over the high fees to re-submit house building plans by the owners. The developer's architects have sent their latest fee proposal to the residents two days ago

FIC guidelines likely to dampen property sector 21/11/1992 BT
ON APRIL 3 this year, the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) gave the property and real estate sector a jolt when it enforced the 1974 guidelines requiring all foreign purchasers of residential properties, including terrace units, link houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums, to seek its approval. The move sent shock waves not only to potential housebuyers but also to real estate agents, property valuers, lawyers and investment advisers. The ones most taken aback were the housing developers.

Syarat keluar CF diperketat 22/11/1992 BM
SEREMBAN: Kerajaan negeri mengarahkan pegawai daerah mengeluarkan Sijil Menduduki (CF) hanya kepada pemaju perumahan yang membina kolam pengoksidanan mengikut garis panduan Jabatan Bekalan Air Negeri Sembilan (JBANS). Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, berkata perkara itu perlu ditekankan kerana sebelum ini kerajaan negeri mengenal pasti beberapa kolam pengoksidanan yang tidak berfungsi dan menimbulkan kesulitan kepada penghuni kawasan terbabit.

Collapsing trend 23/11/1992 MM
BUILDERS and developers are worried over the new trend of collapse of uncompleted buildings and worksite accidents this year involving loss of lives and injuries. There have been four cases of total or partial collapse of buildings under construction, and an equal number of toppling tower cranes since January - raising questions over the quality of workmanship.

Pemaju dibenar jual rumah rizab Bumiputera 23/11/1992 BH 
KERAJAAN Kedah terpaksa membenarkan pemaju perumahan di negeri ini menjual se bahagian rumah kedai yang dirizabkan untuk Bumiputera kepada bukan Bumiputera apabila tiada orang Melayu membelinya. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Osman Aroff, berkata langkah itu bertujuan mengelakkan pemaju mengalami kerugian besar di samping mengatasi masalah projek perumahan terbengkalai.

13 keluarga dah tak tahan lagi! 23/11/1992 HM
PETALING JAYA: Tiga belas keluarga di Seksyen 11 di sini, tidak dapat menahan `kesengsaraan' yang dialami sejak setahun lalu berikutan pembinaan projek kondominium berhampiran kediaman mereka. Projek di hadapan Hospital Universiti itu didakwa merosakkan sebuah rumah berhampiran dan 12 rumah lagi hampir retak berikutan kerja pembinaan kondominium itu.

Set up housing exchange, urges HDA 25/11/1992 BT
THE Housing Developers Association (HDA) wants the Government to set up a low-cost housing exchange scheme to ensure that low-cost houses remain within the means of the lower income group. HDA president Datuk Teo Chiang Kok proposed that the Government set up the exchange where all low-cost houses up for resale are sold at $25,000 plus holding costs to ensure that owners can recover their capital without making a profit.

Tindakan sebagai pengajaran bagi pemaju 25/11/1992 HM 
ULU TIRAM: Lebih 1,000 pembeli rumah di Taman Puteri Wangsa di sini bersepakat untuk membawa kes kelewatan projek perumahan itu ke mahkamah. Osman Hussin, 37, berkata beliau bersetuju dengan langkah jawatankuasa bertindak yang ditubuhkan oleh pembeli rumah itu agar ia dapat dijadikan pengajaran kepada pemaju perumahan lain supaya menepati janji.

1,000 setuju ke mahkamah 25/11/1992 HM
ULU TIRAM: Lebih 1,000 pembeli rumah projek Taman Puteri Wangsa di sini yang terbengkalai sejak enam tahun lalu sudah membawa kes itu ke mahkamah. Setiausaha Jawatankuasa Bertindak Perumahan Taman Puteri Wangsa, Zahara Attan, berkata kes itu akan didengar di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur pada 2 Mei depan.

Safety poser 26/11/1992 MM
MANY potential house buyers are harbouring doubts about the safety of living in high-rise buildings, especially the lowand medium-cost ones. The president of the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), Mr Jimmy C.S. Lim, attributed this increasing lack of confidence in the building industry to the spate of total or partial collapse of structures under construction this year.

Disputing parties claim to be `victims' 28/11/1992 NST
TANAH MERAH, Fri. - A dispute between a housing developer and house buyers which erupted earlier this year has reached a stage where both parties now claim to be "victims". Buyers of the Taman Sri Kayangan housing project had made allegations of irregularities while the developer, Mok's Realty Sdn Bhd, is threatening legal action against them for alleged slandering and tarnishing the company's reputation

 

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