80pc of housing grouses solved
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry has resolved
80 per cent of the 1,101 complaints from house buyers up to the end of 1995,
its minister Datuk Dr Ting Chiew Peh said today. Of the total, 534 cases were
reported in 1995 while 567 were from previous years which had not been resolved.
ke mahkamah 02/12/1996 HM
KUALA TERENGGANU: Pemaju kawasan perumahan Desa Majlis Perbandaran Kuala Terengganu
(MPKT) di Chendering dekat sini, menghadapi kemungkinan dihadapkan ke mahkamah
jika gagal menyiapkan projek menjelang Mei depan. MPKT yang ketika itu diterajui
Datuk Abu Bakar Daud sebagai Timbalan Yang Dipertuanya, menandatangani satu
perjanjian dengan pemaju terbabit bagi membina projek berkenaan pada 1992.
Strata title delays: Developers
at fault 05/12/1996 NST
THE Government is aware of the delay in the issuance of strata titles but
the responsibility rests with the developers concerned, Deputy Minister of
Land and Co-operative Dr Goh Cheng Teik told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. Winding
up points raised by MP for Serdang Datuk Yap Pian Hon and Mentakab MP Fu Ah
Kiow during the 1997 Budget estimates for his ministry, he said:
Housing industry needs self-regulating
body 10/12/1996 NST
HOUSEBUYERS face numerous risks from developers who seem to focus on maximising
profits by lowering construction standards. Abandoned housing projects, houses
built with sub-standard materials and inferior workmanship, leaking roofs,
cracks appearing on the floor and walls are all too familiar complaints made
by buyers to various agencies, including the Ministry of Housing and Local
rumah lambat siap 11/12/1996 BH
SEREMBAN, Selasa - Pelaksanaan sederhana projek perumahan khas kos rendah
menyebabkan kerajaan negeri
menyerahkan hanya 8,821 atau 52 peratus unit rumah yang siap dibina kepada
golongan kurang berpendapatan di negeri ini, sejak enam tahun lalu. Menteri
Besar, Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, berkata kelembapan membina 16,958 unit
rumah khas kos rendah seperti ditetapkan itu bukan berpunca daripada kerajaan
negeri tetapi lebih kepada pemaju projek perumahan yang bermasalah.
Arah siap rumah
11/12/1996 HM By Daut Noor
GEORGETOWN: Kelewatan pihak pemaju menyiapkan projek perumahan memaksa Timbalan
Ketua Menteri campur tangan untuk menyelesaikan masalah terbabit. Datuk Mohd
Shariff Omar mengarahkan pihak pemaju segera menunaikan Janji supaya masalah
itu segera diatasi selewat-lewatnya Februari tahun depan.
amaran jangan perdaya pembeli 12/12/1996 BH
GEORGETOWN, Rabu - Pemaju projek perumahan di negeri ini diberi amaran supaya
tidak cuba menipu pembeli rumah dengan melewatkan projek mereka atas sebab
yang tidak boleh diterima. Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Datuk Mohd Shariff Omar,
berkata ada pemaju yang tidak peka terhadap rungutan pembeli rumah yang sedang
dibina sehingga mereka berasa tertipu.
City Hall to do remedial work
on cracks in flats 13/12/1996 MM
CITY HALL is likely to conduct remedial work on large gaping cracks at the
base of the Sri Langkawi flats in Gombak next year. It is waiting for a report
recommending remedial measures by an independent consultant.
Developer gets two weeks to
explain strata title delay 14/12/1996 NST
MALACCA, Fri. - Housing developer Draland Sdn Bhd has been given two weeks
to explain the delay in issuing strata titles to buyers of the five-storey
Garden City Apartments at Jalan Merdeka. The three-block apartments were completed
in 1989 and sold the following year. But the purchasers have yet to receive
the strata titles. The residents, who formed an association, met at the State
DAP office this morning and with the assistance of their lawyers, have given
two weeks for the developers to explain the long delay, failing which legal
action would be taken.
Housing developers feeling
the heat 17/12/1996 NST-LTIMES By Pang Hin Yue
OF late, housing developers in the Klang Valley are feeling the heat from
their open burning. In the last 1 1/2 months, 10 developers have been fined
a total of RM54,000 by the courts. Although the amount is considered puny
- it is only enough to buy a low- or medium-cost house - it is encouraging
to note that the number of errant developers prosecuted has risen.
Setting limits on noise pollution
IS Malaysia a noisy country? Most believe the noise level has increased over
the years with urbanisation and the din is perceived to be louder outdoors
than indoors, according to a 1994 nationwide survey involving 12,537 respondents.
In the study, "Impacts of Noise Pollution on Population Residing in the Vicinity
of Noise Sources", conducted by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for the Department
of Environment (DOE), it notes that the most pervasive source of noise is
associated with road traffic. This is followed by noises emanating from neighbourhoods,
commercial activities and industrial processess.
No parameters in present regulations
THERE are existing laws and regulations related to noise control but most
of them do not specify the parameters, thereby impeding enforcement. There
are at least four sections under the Environmental Quality Act (EQA) namely
Section 21, 23, 48A and 51, which touch on the subject of noise pollution
but they stop short of spelling out their limits.
Geo-technic reports may be
required 22/12/1996 NSUNT
PENANG, Sat. - The Penang Island Municipal Council may require developers
to submit geo-technic reports on construction projects in the inner city to
determine if such projects will cause damage to existing structures and buildings
nearby. Currently the council only requires geo-technic reports for hillslope
projects to ensure construction work carried out will not cause dangerous
earth movements or damage to property or life.
Keramat Jaya house buyers can
move in next year 23/12/1996 MM
CITY HALL will revive the long-delayed housing project in Keramat Jaya by
appointing a new contractor to complete the job. Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Kamaruzzaman
Shariff recently promised the long- suffering buyers who had been kept waiting
since the project first started in 1989, that the houses would be ready for
occupation by next year.
Hill slope developer under
fire 24/12/1996 NST-LTIMES
RESIDENTS living near the foot of Bukit Sungai Putih in Cheras want Jiwa Mewah,
the developer which cleared part of the hill for a housing project, to rehabilitate
the stripped slopes to avert a possible tragedy. "Save the Cheras Forest"
pro-tem committee member Ramana Ramakrishnan said residents living in Taman
Awana were especially exposed to landslide hazards.
Housebuyers seek State's assistance
THOSE who had bought houses in a project in Gertak Sanggul, Penang,which has
been abandoned, are seeking the assistance of all quarters, including the
State Government, to save the project. Their spokesman K. Subramaniam alias
Jeorge said 61 housebuyers in Taman Cahaya have lost an average of RM30,000
each paid to the developer between 1979 and 1983