Latest cave-in to hit Panchor
village causes gaping hole 01/09/1996 NSUNT
MUAR, Sat. - Beleaguered Panchor village, which experienced a series of massive
cave-ins recently, was hit by another cave-in last night which caused 10,000
tonnes of boulders to vanish into the nearby Muar River. The cave-in, described
as the worst faced by the village, caused a nearby row of ll pre-war wooden
and zinc shophouses to tremble, sending its 64 occupants into a state of frenzy
pintu RM13.2 juta 02/09/1996 BH
SEREMBAN, Ahad - Majlis Perbandaran Seremban (MPS) mengalami tunggakan cukai
pintu sebanyak RM13.2 juta sehingga penghujung bulan lalu, kata Yang Dipertuanya,
Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad. Beliau berkata, daripada jumlah itu, RM900,000
membabitkan pemilik kawasan industri, RM6.5 juta (dalam bandar), RM9.9 juta
(kediaman) dan RM3 juta (projek terbengkalai).
Speed up work on housing project,
contractor told 05/09/1996 NST
KUANTAN, Wed. - The contractor building public low-cost houses to accommodate
90 families, whose flats in Taman Seri Tempoyang in Kuala Lipis are threatened
by soil erosion, has been told to speed up work. Tasklink (M) Sdn Bhd was
supposed to have 80 of the 150 single-storey semi-detached concrete houses
ready before the year's end with the remaining houses completed early next
man's help to probe housing fraud 05/09/1996 NST
KUALA TERENGGANU, Wed. - Police are appealing to members of the public to
help locate a man to assist them in
investigations into a fraud case. District police chief Assistant Commissioner
Nordin Bador said Zakaria Ibrahim, 35, was not at his last known addresses
at Taman Cempaka, Tanah Merah, Kelantan and 129, Jalan Athinahapan, Taman
Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
MB: Decide fast on defective
flats 10/09/1996 NST
KUANTAN, Mon. - Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohamed Khalil Yaakob said today the
Housing and Local Government Ministry must decide fast whether the 10,000
residents of the defective flats in Bandar Indera Mahkota would be asked to
move out. "If the ministry decides they should be re-settled, we have no problem
in doing so," he said.
Appeal to revive project or
pay back money 11/09/1996 NST-LTIMES
BUYERS of houses in a project which was later abandoned at Taman Rampai, Ampang,
want the developer, Syarikat Malba Sdn Bhd, to revive the project or refund
their downpayment. The project, which was abandoned nine years ago, was to
comprise 240 units of low-cost flats and eight shophouses.
must buck up 15/09/1996 NSUNT
COME Jan 10, it will be exactly a year since the enforcement of the Cabinet
ruling that all local authorities must issue the certificate of fitness within
14 days once a building meets all structural and legal requirements. Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad gave weight to the directive when
he told State Governments and local authorities in March that they have to
issue the CFs within the stipulated time and that any other conditions outside
these requirements are irrelevant. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk
Dr Ting Chew Peh told local authorities which could not comply with the directive
to notify his ministry and talk to his officials about their problems.
punca projek terbengkalai 16/09/1996 BH
ALOR STAR, Ahad - Masalah kewangan yang dihadapi oleh pemaju adalah punca
utama menyebabkan beberapa projek perumahan di Kedah terbengkalai. Selain
itu, lokasi kawasan perumahan yang tidak menarik dan perselisihan faham antara
pemaju dan pemilik tanah turut menyebabkan projek perumahan terbengkalai.
Flet Bukit Kerinci
siap akhir tahun 16/09/1996 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kontraktor rumah pangsa di Bukit Kerinci di sini memberi jaminan
projek yang gagal disiapkan mengikut jadual akan disiapkan akhir tahun ini.
Pelbagai masalah dihadapi kontraktor terbabit selama ini sudah diatasi oleh
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), baru-baru ini.
Ministry too slow to act, say
folk in `danger' flats 18/09/1996 NST
KUANTAN, Tues. - Residents living in defective flats at Bandar Indera Mahkota
are disappointed with the Housing and Local Government Ministry for delaying
plans to move them out. They said they could not understand why its Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh was taking such "a long time" to deliberate on the
matter when the Pahang Government had made it clear that it had alloted enough
low-cost houses to re-settle them.
Pahang blamed for delay in
moving out flat residents 19/09/1996 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The delay in moving out residents from the defective
Bandar Indera Mahkota flats in Kuantan is due to the Pahang Government's failure
to inform the Federal Government on its recommendations to solve the problem.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the Government
could not do anything to solve the matter unless the State Government reported
its stand, and offered written recommendations pertaining to the problem.
Proposed Act to ensure better
upkeep of high-rise buildings 20/09/1996 BT
THE proposed Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Act
will be tabled in Parliament next year, Land and Cooperative Development Minister
Datuk Osu Sukam said yesterday. "The proposed Act will see the setting up
of a Commission of Building which will give more protection to owners of high-rise
buildings (above two storeys). It will also ensure better maintenance of such
buildings," Osu said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday after chairing a two-hour Consultation
Panel Annual Dialogue with the Land and Mines Director General's Department
and other panel members.
Law for supervision of buildings
with strata titles 20/09/1996 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management)
Act which provides for building commissioners to supervise buildings requiring
strata titles will come into force next year. The Act also provides avenue
to resolve problems between developers and flat owners
Developers face stern action
over strata titles 21/09/1996 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Government will take stern action against developers
of high-rise buildings who have yet to apply for strata titles for purchasers.
Land and Co-operative Development Ministry's Parliamentary Secretary Datuk
Fauzi Abdul Rahman said the ministry was aware that there were thousands of
units in high-rise apartments that were occupied but yet to be issued with
pulih projek terbengkalai 21/09/1996 BH
KANGAR, Jumaat - Kerajaan Perlis berazam memulihkan semua projek perumahan
terbengkalai di antara 10 dan 19 tahun, bernilai berpuluh juta ringgit dalam
tempoh terdekat untuk faedah penduduk negeri ini. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan
dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Khor Liang Tee, berkata setakat ini lima daripada sembilan
projek terbengkalai membabitkan 1,068 unit rumah sedang peringkat pemulihan
termasuk satu daripadanya sudah siap dan mulai dijual.
Flat dwellers hit by erosion
to move soon 23/09/1996 NST
KUALA LIPIS, Sun. - Residents of two blocks of low-cost four-storey flats
affected by soil erosion from a hillslope in Taman Seri Tempoyang, Cheneras,
are expected to shift to their new homes early next year. This follows an
assurance from Tasklink (M) Sdn Bhd that the new low- cost houses it was building
for the State Government in Tempoyang 2, Jalan Padang Tembak would be completed
Ready to resolve problem of
flats that were declared unsafe 28/09/1996 NST
KUANTAN, Fri. - The Pahang Government today welcomed the move by the Cabinet
to find a solution within a fortnight to the problem of residents living in
defective flats in Bandar Indera Mahkota. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohd Khalil
Yaakob said today the Pahang Government was ready if the Cabinet decided that
the affected residents, numbering about 10,000, should be relocated.