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Action against errant developers 01/11/1994 BT
THE Land and Cooperative Development Ministry will take stern action against developers and surveyors who deliberately delay the issuance of strata titles for completed buildings. Minister Datuk Osu Sukam said yesterday that under Section 8 of the Strata Title Act 1985, developers are required to have the strata titles issued within six months of the issuance of the certificate of fitness or six months after the signing of the sale and purchase agreement. Offenders can be fined RM5,000 and an additional RM1,000 a day if the offence continues, he told reporters after opening a seminar on understanding the Strata Title Act 1985 and Building Management, in Malacca. - Bernama

Defects database for British building industry 04/11/1994 NST
A DEFECTS database - the Construction Quality Forum (CQF) - has been introduced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Britain to combat design defects and failures in the construction industry. Their annual estimated cost in Britain is running at 1,000 million Pound Sterling (RM4,000 million). Programmed with data on problems encountered by builders, architects, engineers and surveyors in residential and commercial structures, CQF analyses statistics and gives early warning of faults and guidance on their solution.

Buyers told to sue condo developer 08/11/1994 NST
HOUSING and Local Government Deputy Minister Daud Taha said buyers of units in a condominium project in Kuala Lumpur should take legal action against a developer for allegedly publishing a misleading advertisment of the scheme. He said the advice was given to the buyers who had met him at the ministry recently with Liew Ah Kim (DAP-Seputeh).

Govt to meet housing developers 10/11/1994 BT By Azhar Ghazali
THE Government is expected to call for a meeting with the various private sector bodies in the housing sector next week to discuss the growing problem of developers taking "short cuts" in projects. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the Cabinet, at its weekly meeting yesterday, issued the directive to the ministry to hold the meeting.

Housing Ministry to meet developers 10/11/1994  NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry will be meeting developers, the Masters Builders' Association and the various architect and engineering associations individually next week. Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said there was a need to meet these organisations as the public had complained to his Ministry that some contractors do not follow regulations when putting up buildings.

PJ to plug loopholes in environmental laws
11/11/1994 NST-CITYX
THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council will review its environmental regulations to plug loopholes that stop it from acting against developers who spoil the environment. MPPJ president Mohamed Nor Bador said the exercise was essential to efforts to adequately preserve the environment.

Selangor paling banyak rumah terbengkalai 18/11/1994 BH
SEBANYAK 90 projek perumahan masih terbengkalai sehingga 30 Jun lalu, kata Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Senator Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan. Perlis mempunyai empat projek terbengkalai, Kedah (enam), Pulau Pinang (sembilan), Perak (11), Selangor (15), Wilayah Persekutuan (tiga), Negeri Sembilan (sembilan), Melaka (dua), Johor (sembilan), Kelantan (enam), Terengganu (enam) dan Pahang sebanyak 10 buah.

Action to revive housing project 24/11/1994 NST-CITYX By L.H. Lim
EIGHTY-NINE buyers of houses in the abandoned housing project of Taman Pasir Emas in Jalan Sungai Chua, Kajang, are relieved that Bank Negara has stepped in to revive the project. The project, which started in 1987, was abandoned midway following which the buyers formed an action committee to deal with the developers to revive the project.

Great drop in abandoned housing projects 28/11/1994 NST By Esther Tan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Abandoned housing projects may soon be a thing of the past as the Government is curbing it by tightening regulations and keeping a close watch on the industry. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said cases of housing projects being abandoned have drastically decreased in the last few years.

Projek rumah kos rendah: DBKL gagal tunai janji 29/11/1994 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Pembinaan projek rumah pangsa kos rendah dan sederhana di Keramat Jaya di sini belum diteruskan walaupun pemajunya, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) berjanji untuk mengatasi masalah itu dua tahun lalu. Keadaan itu membimbangkan hampir 400 pembeli rumah itu yang menunggu lebih empat tahun lalu untuk memiliki rumah berkenaan.

Building by-laws enforced by April 30/11/1994 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The recently-amended Uniform Building By-Laws, which carry a hefty fine of RM500,000 and 10 years imprisonment for those responsible for a buildings collapse, will be enforced by April. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today the by-laws were expected to be gazetted in two to three months time.


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