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GENERAL NEWS REPORTS
(1996)
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Abandoned project to be revived 03/06/1996 NST-LTIMES
HOUSE buyers in Taman Haz Melati near Beseri, Perlis did not harbour much hope of occupying their dream home although a few had settled their bank loans several years ago. The RM27 million housing project was abandoned in 1977.

State governments are merely `custodians' of our resources 04/06/1996 NST-LTIMES
THE Land Acquisition Act can no longer be used by State governments to obtain land for commercial developments. This directive, announced on May 22, is to take immediate effect.

14 blacklisted for late finish of low-cost units  06/061996 NST
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry has blacklisted 14 firms for failing to complete the construction of low-cost houses on schedule, Housing and Local Government deputy minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui told the House yesterday. He was replying to an oral question from Senator Bakri Ali Mahamad

Lawyer's letter is a threat, says MP 10/06/1996 MM
THE MP for Ampang Jaya Ong Tee Keat was undisturbed when he was slapped with a lawyer's letter dated June 1 from Talam Corporation Sdn Bhd demanding that he apologise for a statement he made over the Bandar Baru Ampang flats. Instead, Ong, in maintaining that the flats built by Talam Corporation do not give buyers confidence, described the legal letter as a "trick to threaten me."

Strata titles: Time limit may be given 11/06/1996 NST
THE Land and Co-operative Development Ministry is considering allowing developers who have not applied for strata titles to do so within a certain period. Its Parliamentary Secretary Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman said after the stipulated period, the ministry would take firm action against developers who failed to submit their applications.

Get CF or be considered in illegal occupation 15/06/1996   NST
IPOH, Fri. - Abandoned housing scheme houseowners who are given titles to the land may have no other recourse but to seek the assistance of the original architects and consultant engineers in obtaining a Certificate of Fitness or Certificate of Occupation. A spokesman with City Council clarified that under the Uniform Building Bylaws one of the requirements for the issuance of a CF was the submission of the Form E which has to be certified by a competent architect and engineer.

All States to set up building control units 18/06/1996 NST
JOHOR BARU, Mon. - All State Governments have been asked to set up building control units to check the drop in construction quality standards. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the units, comprising professionals such as structural engineers, geologists and architects, would be responsible for monitoring all aspects of safety and stability of buildings.

 

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