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Disgruntled buyers urged to act together 08/05/1993 MM
HOUSE-BUYERS facing problems with their developers are advised to complain to the Ministry of Housing and Local
Government's enforcement unit. Its public relations officer Norashikin Othman also advised house-buyers to form action committees to put up a strong case over the inefficiency of the developer.

Bank kawal akaun pemaju 08/05/1993 BH
BATU PAHAT, Jumaat - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan sudah mewujudkan Akaun Pemaju Perumahan yang dikawal sepenuhnya oleh institusi kewangan bagi mengelak pemaju meninggalkan projek atau sewenang-wenangnya mengisytiharkan sesuatu projek sebagai terbengkalai. Timbalan menterinya, Daud Datuk Taha, berkata sejak diwujudkan Ogos lalu, kerajaan kini tidak lagi menghadapi masalah projek perumahan terbengkalai seperti yang berlaku dalam tempoh 1982-1991.

Allow public comment first 12/05/1993 NSTBy C.W. Lim
I REFER to the proposal to amend the sale and purchase agreement for houses and hope the relevant bodies, consumer associations and the public are allowed to comment before arriving at a final decision. It must be remembered that this schedule of payment has been in good use but has also been abused by unscrupulous developers. If the developer's opinion is correct, then advance payment would create wonders!

Pemaju langgar akta didakwa 12/05/1993  BH(
SEBANYAK 140 pemaju didakwa kerana melanggar Akta Pemaju Perumahan termasuk 18 kes membabitkan projek yang dilaksanakan tanpa lesen, kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. Menurutnya, kes lain ialah 31 pemaju melanggar Peraturan 5(1) kerana tiada permit iklan dan jualan; melanggar Peraturan 5(4) iaitu tidak mematuhi syarat dalam permit iklan (29 kes); Peraturan 5(6), penerbitan iklan berbeza dengan kelulusan (29 kes); serta Peraturan (6), iklan yang tidak lengkap butirannnya (25 kes).

No case to answer 13/05/1993 MM
THE Board of Architects (LAM) has exonerated the architect charged with issuing a premature certificate of completion for a housing project in Taman Bukit Kajang of any malpractice. The architect, Mr Lim Pay Chye, who was directed by the board to defend himself against the charges, had based his defence on a letter issued by the project engineer that the electricity supply system had been "energised" (supply ready to be connected) on Dec 23.

Crackdown on errant developers 14/05/1993 NST
KUANTAN, Thurs. - The State Government will no longer award contracts to developers who fully subcontract out their projects. State transport and infrastructure committee chairman Datuk Bahari Yahya said this was because contracts were awarded based on the contractors' credibility.

Pahang kenal pasti 11 projek `sakit' 14/05/1993  BH By Fazli Abdullah
KUANTAN, Khamis - Kerajaan negeri mengenal pasti 11 projek sakit yang dijalankan oleh kontraktor Bumiputera sehingga Mac lalu membabitkan pembinaan bangunan sekolah, jalan raya, jambatan, landasan kapal terbang dan masjid. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kemudahan Asas dan Pengangkutan, Datuk Bahari Tan Sri Yahaya, berkata lapan daripadanya adalah projek Persekutuan manakala selebihnya projek kerajaan negeri.

Peluang mohon pinjaman TPPT ditutup 17/05/1993 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Permohonan mendapatkan pinjaman menerusi Tabung Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai (TPPT) kini dibekukan kerana jumlah permohonan pinjaman itu sudah mencukupi. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata kementeriannya sedang mengkaji permohonan pemaju perumahan sebelum mengeluarkan bantuan pinjaman.

Akta Perjanjian Jual Beli akan dipinda 18/05/1993 BH 
BATU PAHAT, Isnin - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan meminda beberapa bahagian dalam Akta Perjanjian Jual Beli supaya selaras dengan Akta Perihal Dagangan, bagi menjamin hak pembeli rumah negara ini. Timbalan Menterinya, Daud Datuk Taha, berkata pegawai kementerian sedang membuat kertas mengenainya supaya pindaan boleh dilakukan segera.

Sale and Purchase Act change to give ministry more bite 18/05/1993 NST
BATU PAHAT, Mon. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry will amend the Sale and Purchase Agreement Act to streamline it with the Trade Descriptions Act to provide better protection for house-buyers. The move, among others, will enable the ministry to act against misleading house advertisements, bad workmanship, late delivery of houses and imposition of additional costs on buyers.

Implement housing developers' accounts rules, Sabah urged 22/05/1993 NST
LABUAN, Fri. - Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh today called on the Sabah Government to consider implementing the Housing Developers' Accounts Regulations to tackle the problem of abandoned housing projects in the State. He said the implementation of the regulations had been successful in Peninsular Malaysia and the Sarawak Government should follow suit.

Truth behind landslips 22/05/1993 NST-CITYX
WHAT causes landslips or soil movements similar to the one in Seremban Garden to occur? In most cases, the blame is laid entirely on the developer and contractor who did the earthworks. But Seremban Municipal Council deputy president Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid made an interesting disclosure when asked to comment on the latest landslip incidents in the municipality and the preventive measures taken to prevent a recurrence.

Police refer dispute over houses to A-G 24/05/1993 NST
KAJANG, Sun. - Police have referred to the Attorney-General several reports lodged by housebuyers against the architect and developer over alleged irregularities. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Yaacob Ismail said they needed the Attorney-General Chambers' advice on how to proceed with the cases.

Insurance firms seek assurance on policy 25/05/1993 NST
INSURANCE companies want to ensure the proceeds from the master fire insurance policy are used only to reinstate buildings with strata-titles. The Persatuan Insuran Am Malaysia (Piam) said in its 1992 annual report that the industry has proposed an additional condition be included under the Reinstatement Value Clause for all fire policies issued to the management corporations of strata-titled buildings.

Council not to blame for CF delay 25/05/1993 NST-CITYX By L.H. Lim
THE Hulu Langat District Council cannot be blamed for delays in the issue of Certificates of Fitness (CFs) in six housing projects where buyers have taken over vacant possession of their homes. Council secretary Abdullah Rahman said many housebuyers tended to blame the council for non-issuance of CFs when the fault lay with their housing developer.


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