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Home Ministry receives the most complaints 01/05/1997 NST-LTIMES
ABUSE of power, maladministration and delays in carrying duties are common grouses received by the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB). Describing such complaints as "serious in nature", PCB notes in its 1995 annual report that majority of them were against the Home and Finance Ministries and the Prime Minister's Department. (See chart).

Govt approved 1,185 strata title applications since Sept 03/05/1997 BT
THE Government has received 2,249 strata title applications, involving 115,806 parcels or lots, as of last September. Deputy Land and Cooperative Development Minister Dr Goh Cheng Teik said 1,185 of these applications, involving 78,434 parcels, have been approved.

Safety first 06/05/1997 MM
VIBRATIONS were believed to have triggered specially-installed sensors at Bangunan Shell Malaysia, Damansara Heights, that led the building management to order the evacuation of its occupants yesterday. They were immediately moved out to nearby Wisma Socfin when the alarm linked the sensors went off at 3.58 pm.

Ministry says temporary CFs may be scrapped 08/05/1997 BT
THE Housing and Local Government Ministry is seriously studying the possibility of abolishing the issuance of temporary certificates of fitness (CF), its Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said. "The Ministry will recommend administratively that local authorities in future do not need to issue the temporary CF but wait for developers to fulfil all the conditions and then apply for the permanent CF," Ting told reporters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday after attending the weekly Cabinet meeting.

Inspection of buildings may be privatised 11/05/1997 NSUNT
SEGAMAT, Sat. - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government is considering privatising the inspection of buildings to ensure their safety, its Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today. He said this was because the Fire Services and Rescue Department, which was handling the task now, was unable to spare its personnel.

Owners set up association to press for CFs 12/05/1997 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Owners of the ill-fated Venice Hill Condominiums of Batu Sembilan, Cheras, today resolved to form a residents' association which would give them a stronger voice in pressing for the issuance of certificates of fitness for their units. Secretary of the pro-tem committee Annamalai Arnasalam said with the setting up of an association, their grievances would be taken more seriously by the various parties involved in the matter.

New ruling on housing projects 15/05/1997 BT
KEDAH now requires developers to build low-cost and medium-cost homes simultaneously to ensure they do not concentrate only on projects for the latter, a state executive councillor said. State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Abdullah Hasnan Kamaruddin said this was decided at Tuesday's meeting of the State Housing Permanent Committee in Langkawi.

Safeguard house buyers MB 16/05/1997 By Tan Seok Hua
I READ your recent editorial entitled Two-Tier Way To Weed Out Bad Hats (MB, March 16 issue) with great interest. The two-tier system for property developers is still in the planning stages and the ministry is inviting suggestions for the system. Before going too far in the planning, the objectives of such a system must be clearly defined. There should be no conflicting objectives and the ministry must identify the group - house buyers, developers or financial institutions - that should benefit most from the system.

Builders not free to raise price of low-cost homes 17/05/1997 NST
TELUK INTAN, Fri. - Developers will not be given a "free hand" to increase the prices of low-cost houses above RM25,000 even if the Government approves the increase in the ceiling price for the units. Deputy Minister Datuk Tajol Rosli Ghazali said the Government had to consider many factors including rising land costs when making such approval.

Assessment rates are null and void MM 19/05/1997
THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council may charge property owners in Bandar Utama maintenance fees in lieu of assessment rates. Its president, Datuk Mohamed Nor Bador, said about 500 residents are affected.

House buyers have the right to be protected BT 27/05/1997
HOUSE purchasers have the right to be protected as they would be living with the final product of construction, a property consultant said. Rahim and Co Research Sdn Bhd managing director Dr Aloysius Marbeck pointed out that although unit purchasers do not have a contractual relationship with all parties in the construction process, their right has to be protected.

Professionals must ensure quality 28/05/1997 NST
THE problem of poor workmanship, resulting in defects in houses, is not new. Rather it is a perennial headache for the authorities who have to listen to complaints from house-buyers. The issue is all the more heart-rendering as the sad tales of leaking roofs, poor plastering, shoddy wiring and cracks in walls often come from buyers of low and low-medium cost units who could ill-afford the costs of repairs.

Developer has to explain how water treatment plant sank 29/05/1997 MM
THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council has directed the developer of a project in Puchong to explain how a water treatment plant it built on the project site had sunk. The council issued the directive to the developer of Puchong Permai, Idaman Tegas Sdn Bhd, after Serdang Member of Parliament Datuk Yap Pian Hon and several local residents expressed doubts over the explanation by the company.

Check all sewage treatment plants, IWK told 29/05/1997 NST
TAIPING, Wed. - The Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations today urged Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd to conduct nationwide checks on all sewage treatment plants it took over from local councils. Its secretary-general N. Marimuthu said this was to prevent incidents like the collapse of the sewage treatment plant's reinforced concrete wall in Jalan Kamunting on Monday.

Koh: Mall builders must submit RM2.3mil bond 31/05/1997 NST
PENANG, Fri. - Developers of the RM200 million Prangin Mall project in Georgetown have been asked to submit a RM2.3 million performance guarantee bond to the local authorities for the permanent repair of affected houses in the surrounding project area. Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said today a decision on whether to lift the existing stop-work order placed on the controversial project would only be considered once the bond was handed to the Penang Island Municipal Council next week.


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