Kurang simen punca projek lewat
KEMAMAN, Jumaat - Kekurangan simen menyebabkan 13 projek perumahan kos rendah
dan Skim Pertapakan membabitkan 3,000 keluarga di negeri ini, tidak dapat
disiapkan mengikut jadual. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Bandar dan Desa
negeri, Ahmad Said, berkata sekurang-kurangnya 30,000 kampit simen diperlukan
untuk menyiapkan projek itu yang dilaksanakan 13 kontraktor Bumiputera.
Projek terbengkalai jejas pemandangan
TERBENGKALAI ... pelbagai usaha dilakukan kerajaan dalam usaha menarik pelancong
asing ke negara ini, termasuk menghias pintu masuk sempadan untuk memberi
gambaran awal mengenai keindahan negara. Tembok sempadan di Padang Besar,
Perlis (gambar) yang menjadi salah satu pintu masuk utama pelancong dari Thailand
ke negara ini, turut dihias dengan melekatkan mozek beraneka warna untuk membentuk
to be carried out along Persiaran Lidcol 06/09/1995
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - City Hall has appointed a private consultant to carry
out soil tests along Pesiaran Lidcol, off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng here, to determine
the cause of several cracks that appeared yesterday. The cracks, which appeared
about 12.30pm yesterday, and measured about nine metres long, caused damage
to an old bungalow along the road, forcing the occupants to vacate the premises.
blues 06/09/1995 MM
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry was criticised today for not living
up to its promise to help buyers of the Greenwood Condominium project abandoned
in 1990. A group of 34 purchasers, who were left in the lurch after the project
was revived by another developer, were unhappy at the lack of action against
the latter for allegedly carrying on the project without a licence
State lauds move to extend
house guarantee period 06/09/1995 NST
JOHOR BARU, Tues. - The Johor Government today lauded the Housing and Local
Government Ministry's announcement that it would study the possibility of
extending the guarantee period for new houses from the current 12 to 36 months.
State Housing, Small and Medium-scale Industries, and Local Government Committee
chairman Adam Abdul Hamid said the move was timely as this would give house
buyers sufficient guarantee against structural faults and shoddy workmanship
Projek terbengkalai dipulih
KANGAR, Rabu - Kerajaan Perlis akan mencari syarikat pemaju baru untuk membaik
pulih dan meneruskan pembinaan sembilan projek perumahan awam yang terbengkalai
di negeri ini, kata Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan
Negeri Khor Liang Tee.
Low-cost homes for the registered
only 08/09/1995 NST
BUTTERWORTH, Thurs. - The Housing Ministry has directed State Governments
to ensure that low-cost houses, whether built by them or the private sector,
are sold only to applicants registered with State Governments, Housing and
Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today. This is to ensure
that low-cost houses go to those who really deserve them.
Efforts on abandoned projects
going well NST 08/09/1995
SEREMBAN, Thurs. - Eight abandoned housing projects in Negri Sembilan have
been approved for rehabilitation by the Treasury's Abandoned Housing Project
Rehabilitation Fund (AHPRF). Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohamad Isa Abdul Samad
said today the abandoned projects consisting of 2,050 housing units were mostly
in Kuala Pilah and here.
Amendments to be made to Strata
Titles Act 10/09/1995 NSUNT
THE Strata Titles Act is being reviewed and amendments are expected to be
tabled in the Dewan Rakyat sitting in October. The main objective of the review,
said Land and Co-operatives Development Ministry secretary-general Dr Nik
Mohd Zain Nik Yusof, was to ensure that sub-divided buildings are maintained
properly by a specific authority.
Usaha bantu pembeli rumah
KANGAR: Kerajaan negeri akan berusaha membantu pembeli rumah di negeri ini
mengatasi masalah mereka, khususnya berkaitan bayaran balik pinjaman bank,
kata Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan negeri (Exco), Khor Liang Tee. Menurutnya,
langkah ini diambil berikutan ada sebahagian pembeli rumah yang diisytiharkan
muflis oleh mahkamah kerana gagal menjelaskan bayaran balik pinjaman wang
beberapa bank tempatan.
Structural defects in flats
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) said today structural defects
had been discovered at its flats in Jalan Yahya Awal, Johor Baru. Sixteen
families of TNB staff had moved out on Sept 5, it said in a statement issued
expired licence fined RM25,000 14/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - A housing development company was fined RM25,000 by the
Sessions Court here today for building apartments without a licence. Managing
director of Tempamas Sdn Bhd Chia Soon Keat pleaded guilty yesterday on behalf
of Tempamas to building the Setapak Ria Apartments in Jalan Mata Air Dua,
off Jalan Genting Kelang in Setapak here without a housing developer's licence
on Feb 15.
Taman Rampai project to be
revived 15/09/1995 MM
THE Taman Rampai housing scheme in Ampang which was abandoned eight years
ago is being revived. Ampang Jaya MP Ong Tee Keat, in announcing the good
news, said those who had bought houses in the scheme will not have to pay
extra money under the new proposal to revive the scheme.
Enough surveyors licensed to
undertake work on strata titles 18/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The problem of the issuance of strata titles is in no
way related to the number of practising licensed land surveyors, Land Surveyors
Board of Peninsular Malaysia secretary Chun Ming Kee said. He said the board
had appointed 106 licensed land surveyors, out of a total of 153, to carry
out survey work for the issuance of strata titles since 1985.
Another housing project abandoned
ANOTHER abandoned housing project has emerged in Ampang just when one has
been revived early this month. Ampang Jaya Member of Parliament Ong Tee Keat
said he managed to help restart the abandoned Taman Seri Rampai project early
Call for developers to extend
guarantee period 20/09/1995 NST
SEREMBAN, Tues. - The Negri Sembilan Consumers Council wants the Government
to introduce a regulation requiring housing developers to carry out repairs
on houses with faults beyond the existing one-year period. State executive
councillor Goh Siow Huat, who is the council chairman, said the present one-year
guarantee in the Sale and Purchase agreements was insufficient to safeguard
the interest of housebuyers.
Buildings over limestone safe
FORTY per cent of Kuala Lumpur is on limestone formations where soil analysis
and special engineering designs are necessary to ensure the safety of buildings.
This was revealed by Geo-Environment Sdn Bhd director Dr Gue See Sew, who
is also on the panel of advisors to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
fined RM25,000 20/09/1995 NST By Chok Suat Ling
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A housing development company was fined RM25,000 by
the Sessions Court here today for building apartments without a licence. Senior
manager of Maxrise (M) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Metroplex Bhd, Cheah Siew
Mun, pleaded guilty on behalf of Maxrise to building Green Park Apartments
on Lot 10053 and 10060, Jalan Awan Pintal, off Jalan Kelang Lama here, without
a housing developer's licence on Feb 15.
High price to pay
over idle schemes 21/09/1995 NST-LTIMES
A NUMBER of housebuyers in Perlis were recently declared bankrupt by the court
because the nine schemes in which they purchased their units have floundered
for the last 10 years. State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman
Khor Liang Tee said the affected buyers, among whom were several civil servants,
simply could not continue servicing their bank loans while paying for house
Studying need for
extending warranty on houses 21/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying
whether there is a need to extend the warranty period for houses in view of
numerous complaints of shoddy workmanship. At present, the warranty period
for houses is one year from the date the certificate of fitness is issued
and during this period developers are required to repair defects that appear
in the structure.
Developers: Longer liability
period not necessary 26/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Purchasers whose houses have major structural damage
can compel their developers to address the problem even after the expiry of
the warranty period. Housing Developers Association of Malaysia (HDAM) deputy
president Tan Teng Boon said they could do so under the 1953 Limitations Act
but added this was limited to damage caused by major structural defects.
HDA: Current one-year warranty
on houses fair 26/09/1995 BT
THE Housing Developers Association Malaysia (HDA) wants the one-year Defects
Liability Period (DLP) to be maintained as major structural defects appearing
after 12 months will be covered by the Limitation Act 1953. Under the Act,
house buyers have up to six years to take action against the developer for
major structural defects
State must absorb low-cost
price hike 27/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - State Governments can increase the price of low-cost
houses but they have to absorb the difference from the RM25,000 price per
unit fixed by the Federal Government, Deputy Minister of Housing and Local
Government Peter Chin said today. He said this when commenting on Kelantan
Deputy Menteri Besar Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman's statement yesterday that the
State Government proposed to increase the price of a unit of low-cost house
from RM25,000 to RM27,000.
Perunding dipersalah HM
MELAKA: Syarikat perunding yang terbabit dalam projek pembangunan di negeri
ini perlu dipersalahkan jika projek pembangunan terbabit mendatangkan masalah
kepada penduduk di kawasan berhampiran. Sehubungan itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa
Perumahan, Kerajaan Tempatan dan Alam Sekitar, Datuk Yasin Sarif mengingatkan
pemaju supaya lebih bertanggungjawab dalam memberikan khidmat nasihat kepada
pelanggan mereka, bagi memastikan projek yang dilaksanakan berjalan lancar.
HDA's attitude unbecoming,
says Fomca chief 28/09/1995 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca)
said today that the Housing Developers Association (HDA) is threatening the
Government by giving indications that house prices could rise if the one-year
warranty for new houses is extended. Fomca president Hamdan Adnan said the
statement by HDA president Lawrance Chan Kek Tong yesterday that the Government's
intention to increase the warranty period could cause a price hike of up to
15 to 20 per cent was unbecoming as they only think of profit without taking
into account the responsibility to provide quality houses for consumers.
Council: `move out'
THE Negri Sembilan Government will get tough against developers who take their
buyers for a ride by building houses which do not meet specifications. Irked
by complaints from disgruntled house buyers, the Government has warned errant
developers that they could be blacklisted if they fail to comply with the
conditions stipulated in the Sales and Purchase (S&P) agreement.
Insensitive developers in Johor
come under fire 29/09/1995 NST
MUAR, Thurs. - The Johor Government is inadvertently left "holding the baby"
when the infrastructural defects of some housing projects contribute to flash
floods in the State. While developers of housing projects reap fat profits,
the State Government and local authorities are burdened with solving the flood
woes arising from such defects.
State to take
stern action against errant developers 29/09/1995 NST-LTIMES By
HOUSEBUYERS will be pleased to learn that in future, their grouses against
developers will not go unheard. The State Government has finally warmed the
hearts of buyers with its decision to take stern action against unscrupulous
developers who shortchange housebuyers.