rumah murah terbengkalai 03/11/1996 BM By Ismail Mat
MUAR: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan mendapati tiada lagi projek
perumahan baru termasuk kos rendah yang terbengkalai serta menimbulkan masalah
kepada pembeli di seluruh negara, sejak tujuh tahun lalu. Menterinya, Datuk
Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata keadaan itu berpunca daripada pertumbuhan ekonomi
negara yang pesat serta peraturan mewajibkan pemaju membuka akaun pemajuan
perumahan bagi setiap projek yang dijalankan sejak tempoh itu.
Developers told not to intimidate
residents 11/11/1996 NST-LTIMES
PRIVATE landowners and developers have been told not to use their economic
strength to intimidate or silence residents or squatters adversely affected
by their projects. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk
Dr Ibrahim Saad said they should instead compromise and settle issues amicably
with the affected parties.
Adu kepada kementerian
BUTTERWORTH: Kerajaan negeri meminta pembeli rumah pangsa Taman Ratna Teluk
Air Tawar dekat sini, melaporkan kepada Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan
Tempatan bagi membolehkan tindakan diambil ke atas pemaju yang gagal melaksanakan
projek berkenaan. Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Datuk Mohd Shariff Omar, berkata
kerajaan negeri tidak boleh campur tangan bagi menyelesaikan masalah yang
dihadapi pembeli rumah berkenaan.
on housing blacklist 11/11/1996 NST By Sarban Singh
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Eighty-two directors of 19 companies, including a State
Executive Councillor, have been blacklisted for failing to continue and complete
their housing projects, some dating back to the late 1980s. Deputy Housing
and Local Government Minister Peter Chin Fah Kui said these individuals would
not be given any licences should they apply to undertake another development
for cheats 12/11/1996 NST
IT appears there is no end to cheats among developers. The reason is as simple
as it is basic. Current punishment does not commensurate with the crime perpetrated.
Abandoned housing projects were a common phenomenon in the mid-1980s. An estimated
240 projects were not completed in those bad times when the economy went into
Cracks appear on low-cost houses
SIXTEEN units of low-cost houses in Taman Telok Mas, Malacca, are showing
signs of cracks on the walls after the owner of one house extended his kitchen
in 1991. The affected residents are baffled as to how this simple extension,
which was approved by the Malacca Municipal Council, could cause a whole row
of houses to show cracks on the walls.
Abandoned housing projects:
Banks urged to co-operate 13/11/1996 NST
KANGAR, Tues. - Banks should be more supportive of the Government's efforts
to revive abandoned housing projects, State Housing and Local Government Committee
chairman Khor Liang Tee said today. He expressed regret over the lack of co-operation
from the financial institutions in these efforts.
New guidelines on prevention,
control of soil erosion to be introduced soon 18/11/1996
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The Department of Environment has drawn up new guidelines
on the prevention and control of soil erosion to minimise land degradation
in development projects. The guidelines govern, among others, hillslope development,
land conversion for golf courses, landfills, development of mining land, forestry,
resort development, land reclamation, housing and power generation.
atas kontraktor culas 21/11/1996 HM
BANDAR PERMAISURI: Pihak berkuasa tempatan diminta mengambil tindakan segera
terhadap kontraktor yang gagal menyiapkan bangunan rumah kedai di sini, yang
terbengkalai sejak tiga tahun lalu. Rumah kedai dua tingkat yang mempunyai
lapan unit itu, terletak dilaluan utama Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kota Bharu
dibina dengan kos RM1.1 juta, sepatutnya siap tahun lalu.
Waiting for the next tragedy?
THE Highland Towers tragedy in 1993 brutally shook the sensibilities of Malaysians.
In a country relatively free of natural calamities, the stunning blow of 48
lost lives was doubly hard to take. The Genting Highlands landslide in 1995
took 20 lives. As with the Highland Towers disaster, the now-familiar pattern
of political reaction and temporary public outrage followed
Unsafe flats: What went wrong?
FROM the outside, it looked as if a fresh coat of paint was all that was needed
to put things right. But when we stepped into the dingy corridor between the
twin blocks of low-cost flats at Bandar Indera Mahkota, it became obvious
that much more was needed.
Condemned low-cost flats: Probe
ordered 24/11/1996 NSUNT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Cabinet has ordered an investigation into the shoddy
construction of the Bandar Indera Mahkota low-cost flats in Kuantan. The flats
have now been declared unsafe and the Cabinet has also directed that those
responsible be identified.
Mayat bayi tertanam
di kawasan semak 25/11/1996 BH
SEREMBAN, Ahad - Mayat bayi lelaki, dipercayai berumur sehari, dijumpai tertanam
sedalam 0.3 meter di kawasan semak sebuah taman perumahan terbengkalai di
Taman Jujur, Sikamat, di sini, pagi ini. Ketika dijumpai pada jam 9.30 pagi,
bayi yang cukup sifat itu sekadar dibalut kain putih serta kain batik merah
dan tali pusatnya masih disepit dengan klip hospital, manakala jari kelingking
kirinya diikat surat kematian.
Our defect liability period not good enough 25/11/1996
SOME builders were surprised that Malaysia's defect liability period only
extends up to 18 months. That may be a long haul for some of our Malaysian
developers but "not good enough" for several foreign builders attending the
recent 7th international housing and home warranty conference in Melbourne.
recent reports of delays 29/11/1996 NST By Marina Emmanuel
PENANG, Thurs. - The Local Housing and Government Ministry has not recently
received any reports of delayed or abandoned housing projects in the country.
Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said this situation could probably be because
of the country's booming economy and measures taken to ensure that housing
projects were not abandoned.