More money to hire building
04/03/1994 NST-CITYX By Harris Iskandar Taib
LOCAL authorities will be given additional grants to enable them to employ
professionals to supervise the construction of high-rise buildings.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said recently
local authorities, especially the smaller district councils, would now be
able to hire architects, engineers, consultants and planners qualified to
deem any construction safe or unsafe.
time with some black sheep local lawyers 08/03/1993
NST By K. George
THERE have been numerous instances of misappropriation of clients' funds,
cheating, fraud, breach of agreement and total negligence by some lawyers
in the country. Although most members of the legal profession adhere to
the ethics of their discipline the black sheep among them are not few in
number. The disappearance of eight lawyers in November last year with
their clients' money was not a new technique adopted by the corrupt. It
has happened in the past.
Getting its acts together
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry's ambit covers an extensive area
from clogged drains to garbage disposal, from low-cost houses to abandoned
schemes to collapsed buildings and all local authorities. They all are
regulated and legislated under an unwieldy web of laws and by-laws, which
appear to have to be constantly amended. Worse, these amendments often are
reactive, responding to situations after an event has happened. It was
only after the Highland Towers tragedy, which made front page headlines as
far away as Brazil, that amendments are being made to the Town and Country
Planning Act, Local Government Act 1976 and Uniform Building By-laws to
allow for mandatory periodic checks on all buildings. Until the amendments
are made, residential flats or condominiums are exempted from such checks.
outcome of probe
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The
Attorney-General's Chambers will have to consider the outcome of police
investigations into the collapse of a six-storey apartment block under
construction in Taman Bukit Permai, Cheras, on Sept 10 last year. Its head
of prosecutions, Datuk Stanley Issacs, told the New Straits Times today that
he would have to look at the statements recorded by the police before making
KANGAR, Jumaat - Kerajaan negeri kini bekerjasama dengan pemaju swasta bagi
memulih 11 projek perumahan yang terbengkalai, membabitkan 1,220 unit rumah
pelbagai jenis di negeri ini. Pengerusi Jawantankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan
Tempatan negeri, Loh Yoon Foo, berkata kerjasama itu penting bagi memastikan
pembeli dapat memiliki rumah yang sudah lama mereka tempah.
HOUSING developers must
hand over vacant possession of houses to buyers with water and electricity
supply installed or action can be taken against them. Housing and Local
Government Ministry spokesperson Norashikin Osman said this is clearly
stated in the Standard Sale and Purchase Agreement.
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Local
governments are to be empowered to act against any housing developer who
indiscriminately cuts or fell trees while clearing land for housing estates
under proposed amendments to the Town and Country Planning Act 1976. The
amendments will also enable them to impose fines and compel developers to
replant the trees they have destroyed, especially those considered to be of
Don't make us
THE Malaysian Institute of
Architects (PAM) has blamed developers and even some local authorities for
tarnishing the image of architects. It claimed that some developers and
local authorities were wont to make the architect a scapegoat whenever a
problem cropped up.
woes 23/03/1993 MM
THE failure of Tenaga
Nasional and Waterworks to withhold power and water supply to houses without
certificate of fitness has brought other problems to local authorities. The
Selangor Deputy Menteri Besar, Datuk Abu Sujak Mahmud, took the two to task
for not honouring the pledge made last year.
tertipu 24/03/1993 BH By Pembeli Yang Malang
KAMI bagi pihak Ahli Jawatankuasa Taman Kesumber Jaya dukacita di atas
projek perumahan yang terbengkalai sejak lima tahun lalu tanpa apa-apa
pembelaan dari mana-mana pihak yang terbabit. Perkara ini telah kami ajukan
kepada Setiausaha Bahagian Penguatkuasa Kementerian Perumahan & Kerajaan
Tempatan. Pihak kementerian membuat janji manis dalam surat rujukan (33)dlm
KPKT 08/824/3012 bertarikh 8 Disember 1990 untuk memulihkan projek ini awal
projek taman perumahan akan dipulih 28/03/1993 BM
MELAKA: Kerajaan negeri bercadang memulihkan empat lagi projek taman
perumahan yang terbengkalai di Melaka sejak 10 tahun lalu, tahun ini.
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan, Alam Sekitar dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri,
Datuk Mohd Zin Abdul Ghani, berkata projek itu ialah Taman Mukim Tembakau,
Taman Datuk Palembang, Bandar Baru Ayer Keroh dan Taman Pinggiran Linggi.