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Losing sleep over collapsed walls 03/05/1995 NST-CITYX
RESIDENTS whose houses in Section 19, Petaling Jaya, are located along Sungai Penchala, are having sleepless nights following the collapse of several retaining walls. In less than three months, the retaining walls of two houses constructed on river reserve land on both banks, have collapsed.

On the verge of collapse 03/05/1995 MM
DESPITE spending RM25,000 to save his 10-year-old house in Petaling Jaya from collapsing, K.K. Yap decided that his family is more important. The 50-year-old bank officer, whose corner-lot double storey unit is located beside Sungai Penchala in Jalan 19/28, was at his wits' end to save the house when part of the retaining wall collapsed after the river bank was badly eroded after a downpour last Saturday.

Widening of cracks worry Dasan family  04/05/1995 NST-CITYX
WHILE things are looking up for Caroline Dasan and her family with repair work on the collapsed retaining wall progressing well, dark clouds are also looming following widening of cracks in other parts of the house at Taman Cuepacs. Work, which began on April 24, is expected to be completed in two weeks.

Dept blamed for road damage 05/05/1995 MM
WATER-PIPE laying work has caused part of a road shoulder and a parallel monsoon drain retaining wall to collapse in Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Seremban. Member of Parliament for Seremban, Datuk Hon Choon Kim, who visited the badly eroded site opposite a petrol station yesterday morning, was worried by the extent of the damage.

Work begins to shore up slope at cave-in site 10/05/1995 NST-CITYX
WORK has started on the construction of a 50-metre retaining wall to prevent further erosion at Jalan 10, Taman Len Sen, Cheras, where a cave- in on April 25 left two houses teetering on the brink of a 15-metre ravine. A City Hall engineer said 10 steel piles have been driven into the ground.

Greater protection for new house buyers 12/05/1995 NST
KOTA KINABALU, Thurs. - House buyers in Sabah will enjoy greater protection with the introduction of new regulations to control the money they pay to housing developers effective July 1, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee said today. He said the protection came following reviews and amendments to the Housing (Control and Licensing of Developers) Enactment 1978, the Housing (Control and Licensing of Developers) Rules 1980 and the introduction of the Housing Developers (Project Account) Regulations 1993.

Quality control of roads and buildings essential 17/05/1995 NST
OF late, there has been a spate of reports on manmade structures cracking and collapsing. Our homes, schools, offices and roads seem to be no longer safe. One reads of the retaining walls of many houses in Kuala Lumpur and Seremban collapsing in landslides after heavy downpours.

Danger along the corridors 18/05/1995 MM
LOW railings along the corridors of the Taman Batu Permai Flats 24 and 26, off Jalan Ipoh, are making residents jittery for their children's safety since moving in last year. They fear that the 80cm-high metal railings will not deter children from climbing over them and falling down the eight-storey flats.

Soil erosion near house 19/05/1995  MM
SOIL erosion behind his house has been worrying Buyer since he moved into his newly-completed house in Taman Cheras Balakong in Cheras last November. He is angry with the developer for failing to take remedial steps to solve the problem despite several complaints.

New ruling for buyers of low-cost houses 19/05/1995  NST
PENANG, Thurs. - The State Government has decided to allow the public to apply for low-cost houses only twice a year from this year to ensure a smooth flow in processing applications, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Shariff Omar said. He said the decision was made recently after considering all aspects of the State's housing problems.

Repair work on retaining wall completed 19/05/1995 NST-CITYX
THE Dasan family can now sleep peacefully during rainy nights with completion of work on the collapsed section of the retaining wall beside their Taman Cuepacs house which gave way last month. The contractor retained by the Hulu Langat District Council has finished laying the gabions.

Houses in danger of collapse 23/05/1995 MM
TEN houses in Taman Permai, Seremban, are in danger of collapsing after the underground foundation of a house was found to have given way. This was discovered during an inspection carried out by the developer of the housing project last week.

Change in habits, attitude needed 23/05/1995 NST
FLASH floods, extremely hot weather and sludge-dumping in Malaysian waters - all these within the past two weeks. What's next? Increasingly, we witness more urban dwellings inundated by floods. The engineers at the Drainage and Irrigation Department will attest that it is not because we are experiencing more rain but rather it is due to poor planning.

Sinking houses, so owners appeal for shelter 24/05/1995 MM
FIVE hundred house owners of Section 16 in Shah Alam will be allowed to move to their new flats and terrace houses in Section 20 after they are completed by the end of next year. Owners of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) houses were allocated alternative dwellings as their present homes, located along Jalan 16/8, Jalan 16/8B, Jalan 16/8C, Jalan 16/8D, Jalan 16/10 and Jalan 16/12, are sinking and cracks are emerging on the walls.

No CF, so he can't move in ... 25/05/1995 MM
WONG'S excitement at getting his new house in Pandan Perdana was shortlived as he has yet to receive the certificate of fitness (CF) although the house was completed three months ago. He says he bought a double-storey house in Pandan Perdana in 1993 for RM133,000.

Order to check houses' safety 26/05/1995 MM
THE Seremban Municipal Council has directed the Taman Permai housing project developer to immediately inspect the condition of 10 houses in Jalan Kaloi 17 that are in danger of collapsing after cracks have been found on them. This followed the discovery of a 30-centimetre-deep vacuum defect after engineers representing the developer dug out the floor of one of the houses last week.

Cave-in shock for family 30/05/1995 MM
IMAGINE waking up one morning to find a gaping three-metre deep cavity in your backyard! This was the horrifying sight that greeted primary school teacher Yeoh Suat Chu of Jalan USJ3/3M, Subang Jaya, last Saturday morning.

Four hurt as retaining wall crashes onto house 31/05/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tue. - Four people including a pregnant woman were injured when a month-old retaining wall collapsed at Kampung Kerdas at Km 9.6 Jalan Gombak here shortly after heavy rain this afternoon. Norah Mohd Isa, who is nine months' pregnant, suffered a broken leg and internal injuries while her brothers Norzahari, 14, received 12 stitches on the head, and Mohd Sharil, 12, sprained his neck.


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