Ensure better quality
of houses, Pahang told
KUANTAN, Sun. - The Pahang Government should impose tighter conditions on housing
developers to ensure better quality low-cost houses in the State. Member of
Parliament for Kuantan Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman said this was because the condition
of some of the low-cost houses was "deplorable".
Ting: Building Control Unit to be set up sooner
GOPENG, Sun. - The Government is expediting the setting up of a Building
Control Unit so that guidelines could be drawn for the housing industry
and professional advice given to 143 local authorities in the peninsula
following the amendments to the Street, Drainage and Building (Amendment)
Bill 1994. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh
said today the Public Services Department had been asked to complete its
task as soon as possible so that structural engineers, architects and
surveyors could be recruited as staff of this unit.
Jabatan kesan pemaju ingkar
KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Jabatan Tanah dan Galian sedang mengesan pemaju di
seluruh negara kerana mengingkari Akta Hak Milik Strata 1986 yang
menyebabkan sekurang-kurangnya sejuta penghuni pangsapuri belum mempunyai
hak milik strata. Ketua Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Persekutuan, Dr Nik Mohd
Zain Nik Yusof, berkata kelewatan pemaju membuat permohonan menyebabkan
penghuni terbabit ketiadaan hak undang-undang atas tapak pangsapuri yang
New format for housing adverts, says Ting
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Developers who print vague advertisements about
the price of their houses and the number of units available will soon have to
be more exact. Under a proposed new advertising format to be drawn up by the
Housing and Local Government and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministries,
they would have to provide a very accurate picture to consumers.
`Developer misled us'
11/08/1994 MM By P. Selvarani
APPROVAL for the controversial Menang Ria condominiums in Desa Petaling
was given by City Hall a month after the development order was given for
the Sri Lata condominiums in the same project. The news was conveyed to
Sri Lata condominium buyers at a meeting with City Hall's Planning and
Building Control Department director, Mokhtar Long Idris, yesterday.
report now a selling point for developers: Chin
THE Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report has been accepted as
a selling point for developers, Deputy Science, Technology and Environment Minister
Peter Chin Fah Kui said yesterday. Some developers have gone to the extent of
advertising the approval of the EIA report by the Department of Environment
(DOE), he told reporters after launching the Atomic Energy Licensing Board's
Open Day in Kuala Lumpur.
Campaign against those who flout EIA rules
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - In an effort to nab errant developers who have gone
ahead with their projects without conducting Environmental Impact
Assessments, the Department of Environment (DOE) is compiling a list of
impending projects in the various States. Deputy Minister of Science,
Technology and Environment Peter Chin Fah Kui said today the department
was also monitoring news reports on new development projects to check if
they were subject to EIA requirements.
Developer given two months to settle CF hitch
THE long wait of Puchong Indah house-buyers for their certificates of fitness
is finally coming to an end now that the developer has been given two months
to settle outstanding infrastructural matters. Before the Petaling District
Council issues the CFs, Aneka Baru (M) Sdn Bhd will first have to carry out
additional works on the road,drainage and oxidisation pond.
nine housing projects
SEREMBAN, Thurs. - The Negri Sembilan Government has successfully revived
nine abandoned housing projects comprising 1,063 units. Menteri Besar Tan
Sri Mohamad Isa Abdul Samad said efforts were being made to revive another
14 projects with 3,217 units.
YONG PENG: Majlis Daerah Batu Pahat Timur (MDBPT) sedang menghubungi
pemaju projek Taman Desa di Jalan Yong Peng Labis di sini, supaya
membersihkan semak-samun di kawasan projeknya yang terbengkalai.
Setiausahanya, Abdul Rashid Abd Rahman, berkata jika pemaju enggan
mematuhi arahan dalam tempoh yang ditetapkan, MDBPT akan membersihkannya
tetapi kosnya mesti ditanggung oleh pemaju terbabit.
29/08/1994 BH By Ebi Azly Abdullah
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Sejumlah 228 projek perumahan terbengkalai
membabitkan 41,823 unit rumah di seluruh negara, berjaya dipulihkan semula
melalui bantuan kerajaan dengan kos RM2.3 bilion, sejak lima tahun lalu.
Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata
ini bermakna 30,489 pembeli mendapat manfaat daripada projek pemuliharaan
yang dimulakan pada 1989 itu.
rumah belum siap
KUALA TERENGGANU: Lebih 60 projek perumahan membabitkan lebih 1,000 unit
rumah kos sederhana dan mewah di seluruh negeri, terbengkalai dengan
sebahagian besar diusahakan oleh pemaju Bumiputera. Sebahagian besar
projek itu terbengkalai kerana tidak banyak pemaju Bumiputera yang mampu
mengendalikan projek dengan sempurna serta kewangan yang terbatas.
housing projects revived
29/08/1994 BT By Hamisah Hamid
ABANDONED private housing projects valued at RM2.28 billion have been
rehabilitated over the last five years, Housing and Local Government
Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said yesterday. This significantly reduced
the number of abandoned housing projects to 90, which are in the process
of being rehabilitated. As at the end of June this year, 228 of the 442
abandoned housing projects identified as at June 1989 have been
rehabilitated while 124 projects have been written off.
confidence of buyers 30/08/1994
PURCHASING a house is often intended as a life-long commitment, not an
exercise in despair, which has been the fate of housebuyers of abandoned
houses. It is a sorry tale of lifesavings under threat, banks threatening
bankruptcy over overdue interest payments, municipal councils waxing
eloquently about warrants of attachments on sizeable properties over non-
payment of assessment. All this anguish and what they have are the
skeletal remains, in various stages of development, of their intended
homes. In cases where the houses are in an advanced stage of construction,
and funds committed, they stand out like white elephants mocking the
housebuyer as he is forced to continue to service his loan, pay his
rental, eat into his savings and erode his hopes.