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GENERAL NEWS REPORTS
(1996)
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Lajim: Sabah to revive eight abandoned projects  01/08/1996 NST
KOTA KINABALU, Wed. - Eight abandoned housing projects involving about 500 units in Sabah will be revived by the State Government, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin said today. The projects will be revived by the ministry with the assistance of managers appointed by the Government, house buyers, relevant government departments and agencies, and financiers.

Lapan projek terbengkalai dipulih 01/08/1996 BH
KOTA KINABALU, Rabu - Lapan projek perumahan terbengkalai di Sabah membabitkan lebih 500 unit dikenal pasti oleh kerajaan negeri untuk dipulihkan, dalam usaha menyediakan kemudahan tempat tinggal selesa kepada rakyat. Projek memulihkan projek perumahan itu akan dilaksanakan oleh KKTP Sdn Bhd, syarikat yang diwujudkan oleh Kementerian Kerajaan Tempatan dan Perumahan negeri dengan kerjasama pemaju swasta.

Gagal kesan pemaju 01/08/1996 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Nasib pembeli rumah Taman Pandan Utama (dulunya Taman Rampai Ampang) yang terbengkalai sejak 10 tahun lalu dijangka terus malang apabila pemaju perumahan berkenaan, tidak dapat dikesan. Keadaan itu dijangka menyebabkan kerja pemulihan 240 unit rumah pangsa kos rendah dan lapan unit rumah kedai yang terbengkalai tidak akan menjadi nyata.

Ensuring developers apply for strata titles 08/08/1996 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Government will come down hard on developers who fail to apply for strata titles despite the relaxation of many conditions. Deputy Minister of Land and Co-operative Development Dr Goh Cheng Teik said an amendment was being made to the Strata Title Act 1985 to enable developers to apply for strata titles if a building was completed up to roof level but had yet to be issued a full certificate of fitness.

MB harap projek terbengkalai dapat dilaksana 15/08/1996 BH
KOTA BHARU, Rabu - Menteri Besar, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat berharap Kerajaan Pusat dapat melaksanakan beberapa projek yang terbengkalai di negeri ini dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ketujuh (RM-7). Menurutnya, antara projek utama yang perlu diberi perhatian ialah pembesaran landasan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Ismail Petra di Pengkalan Chepa, dekat sini.

Director admits shortchanging 83 people in land deal 20/08/1996  NST
JOHOR BARU, Mon. - A company director admitted in the Sessions Court here today that he had shortchanged 83 people in a land deal in 1982. Sinniah Raju, 49, also admitted that after the subsequent sale of land in 1991, he did not share any portion of the proceeds totalling RM1.15 million with the 83 people, but instead retained the money for himself.

Applications for strata titles 23/08/1996 BT
DEVELOPERS of condominiums and stratified commercial properties must apply for strata titles within six months from the date of handing over the keys to the purchasers, parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Land and Coperative Development Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman said yesterday. He also reminded purchasers of such properties not to make alterations and renovations to their properties prior to receiving the strata titles. He said his ministry will soon take action against more than 100 developers in the Klang Valley who have not submitted strata title applications. Although only one developer has been penalised since the Strata Title Act 1985 was passed, the Government will be proactive in implementing the legal proceedings to resolve the strata title problem, he added. - Bernama

Nightmare created by golf resort developer 24/08/1996 NST-LTIMES By K. Suthakar
THE developer of a 18-hole golf resort on a hilltop in Gertak Sanggul has abandoned the project after spending millions to undertake earthworks. The steep two km access road to the 160ha site has been severely hit by soil erosion causing several stretches to partially cave in and landslips to occur.

Check on quality of houses 25/08/1996  NSUNT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry will set up a committee soon to check on the quality of houses built by developers to protect house buyers. Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the committee, to be headed by the Ministry's secretary-general, was necessary to ensure that the housing industry achieved the "Zero Defect" target as envisaged by the Government.

Builders warned against misleading display houses  26/08/1996 BT
SOME developers are flouting the law by displaying attractive model homes that do not represent the actual would-be-built units, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said. He said their action tantamounts to misleading housebuyers.

Show houses: What you see is what you won't get 26/08/1996 NST
IPOH, Sun. - Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said developers were flouting the law by displaying attractive show houses which did not represent the actual units built by them. He said their action amounted to misleading the housebuyers and these developers could be charged under the Trade Description Act 1972

Panel to study zero defect in housing 26/08/1996 BT
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry expects to set up a special committee very soon to look into the Government drives for zero defect in housing in the future. "Since the launching of our zero defect campaign in May this year, we have received good response from customers. The committee which will be headed by us will also call developers to discuss ways to improve quality and achieve zero defect," said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh

3 projek sakit 26/08/1996 HM
TIGA projek perumahan di negeri itu dikenal pasti terbengkalai, masing- masing satu di mukim Pengkalan Kundor, daerah Kota Star; mukim Sungai Petani, daerah Kuala Muda dan mukin Gurun, daerah Kuala Muda. Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Sanusi Junid, berkata projek berkenaan ialah Taman Budiman (Pengkalan Kundor), Taman Seri Gedong (Sungai Petani) dan Taman Jiwa Murni (Gurun).

Siapkan rumah sebelum jual 27/08/1996 BH By Fazli Arman
IPOH, Isnin - Kerajaan menggalakkan pemaju perumahan menyiapkan sesuatu projek perumahan terlebih dahulu sebelum dijual kepada orang ramai bagi menjamin kepentingan pembeli. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata melalui cara itu, pembeli berasa lebih terjamin kerana dapat mengelak pemaju melarikan diri selepas memungut deposit seperti berlaku sebelum ini.

100 errant builders to be blacklisted 28/08/1996 NST
KUANTAN, Tues. - The Land and Co-operative Development Ministry has identified about 100 errant developers in the Federal Territory who have failed to apply for strata titles within six months of completing their projects. Its Parliamentary Secretary Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman said today these developers would be blacklisted and taken to court.

Check on errant developers 28/08/1996 BT
THE Land and Cooperative Development Ministry will extend nationwide its investigation to detect housing developers who fail to apply for or who submit incomplete applications for strata titles for their buildings. Its parliamentary secretary, Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman, said yesterday he believed a large number of developers were involved based on a recent investigation in Kuala Lumpur which detected about 100 errant developers. Some of the developers had not obtained the strata titles for the past 13 years due to submission of incomplete or wrong data on their buildings, he told reporters in Kampung Tok Keramat in Kuantan after presenting a wheelchair to a former carpenter, Hussein Ali, 63, who was paralysed following a stroke. - Bernama

Calling buyers of abandoned housing project 28/08/1996 NST-LTIMES
THE official receiver and liquidator's office wants to meet buyers of an abandoned housing project in Gertak Sanggul in Penang to work out some form of assistance for them. The secretary of the house buyers committee K. Subramaniam Jeorge said the meeting was necessary as the office wanted feedback from the buyers on the subject.

Laporan projek terbengkalai 29/08/1996 HM By Cik Embun Majid
ALOR STAR: Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri akan menyediakan satu laporan khas mengenai kajian ke atas beberapa projek perumahan terbengkalai, di negeri ini. Jawatankuasa berkenaan juga akan mengkaji pelbagai masalah lain membabitkan perumahan di Kedah.

Buffer zones to reduce noise disturbance a must soon 29/08/1996 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The new regulations on noise pollution, which will come into force by the end of the year, will require developers to provide buffer zones to minimise disturbances to nearby schools and residential areas. Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding said today it was one of the ways to control noise pollution which had become a major problem.

Action against developers 30/08/1996 BT
LEGAL action can be taken against housing developers if the houses sold to buyers differed and of a lower quality than that of the model house advertised in their projects. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the model house built by developers to attract buyers was part of an advertisement and if it did not reflect the actual product in terms of quality, it can be considered as confusing the housebuyers. - Bernama

Threat to heritage buildings 30/08/1996 NST-LTIMES
PERTUBUHAN Arkitek Malaysia northern chapter has expressed concern over heritage buildings in Penang which are being damaged as a result of neighbouring construction work. In a statement, the association regretted the damage inflicted on two listed buildings - the Hardwicke and Cheong Fatt Tze mansions.

Written assurance wanted 31/08/1996 NST-LTIMES
RESIDENTS of Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara want the developer of the apartment-cum-office project behind their homes to give them a written assurance "in black and white" on the agreement both sides reached at a meeting on July 25. Medan Damansara Action Committee chairman Wan Mohd Rashidi Wan Yahaya said the developer, Lensa Planning development Sdn Bhd, had yet to issue them a written assurance they would be compensated for any damage caused by the construction work.

 

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