MB: Onus on owners to maintain
high-rise buildings 01/06/1997 NSUNT
HULU TERENGGANU, Sat. - High-rise building owners must be able to provide
a good management package to ensure their premises are well maintained. Menteri
Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad said some owners were quite reluctant to do
this because of certain problems.
Wood in high-rises not safe
from termites 06/06/1997 NST-LTIMES
ACCORDING to a study by the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, wooden
parts in high-rise buildings are not safe from attacks by termites. Frim research
assistant (entomology section) Azmi Mahyuddin said apartments and flats which
were not pre-treated during the construction stages were vulnerable to termite
Grouses from funny to absurd,
says developer 07/06/1997 NST-LTIMES
LENSA Development Sdn Bhd, the company undertaking the RM7 million construction
of two five-storey blocks in Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, has a series of
complaints themselves against residents who had lodged protests against the
project. Hajeedar Abdul Majeed, a director of the company, said although he
has handled bigger city construction projects, none were as problematic as
Jalan Kasah which he claims ranges from funny to absurd.
Condo with highway for a view
IMAGINE stepping out to your condominium's balcony only to be greeted by a
highway. This is what purchasers of the 400-unit 18-storey Tiara Condominium
are expected to face when a stretch of the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur elevated highway
rising three storeys high is built.
Flats to be ready by end of
year MM 11/06/1997
CITY HALL is sticking to its promise to deliver the long-delayed Keramat Jaya
Phase II flats to buyers by end of the year. It has revived the project that
had been stalled many times since it first started in 1989 last month.
Drums at abandoned housing
project removed NSUNT 22/06/1997
SEREMBAN, Sat. - The State Department of Environment has removed all the drums
suspected of containing hazardous waste dumped at an abandoned housing project
in Desa Temiang last week. A DOE official said they found 25 drums from the
site yesterday. They were transported to the Bukit Nanas integrated waste
treatment plant in Port Dickson.
Building management Bill to
be tabled soon 25/06/1997 BT
THE Land and Cooperative Development Ministry will table the proposed Building
Management Act at the coming Parliament sitting next month, its minister Datuk
Osu Sukam said yesterday. The proposed Act, prepared by both the ministry
and the Housing and Local Government Ministry, is aimed at ensuring efficient
management of common buildings.
Highrise builders get reminder
on strata titles 27/06/1997 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Developers of highrise buildings must apply for strata
titles for the buyers or face legal action, Deputy Land and Co- operative
Development Minister Dr Goh Cheng Teik said today. He said the number of developers
who had not applied for the titles were "frighteningly substantial" but could
not give the figures.
Owners told to report errant
developers 27/06/1997 BT
BUYERS of high-rise building lots yet to get their strata titles have been
advised to report the matter to the authorities for appropriate action against
the developers. Deputy Land and Cooperative Development Minister Dr Goh Cheng
Teik said developers who failed to apply for the titles will be taken to court
for violating the Strata Title Act (STA) 1985.
Over 1,000 Bayan Lepas housebuyers
in a lurch NST 28/06/1997 By Marina Emmanuel
PENANG, Fri. - Over 1,000 housebuyers of a mixed development project in Bayan
Lepas have been left in the lurch. Three years after booking low- cost apartments
there, the project has been abandoned. Most of the units in the Sri Bayu project,
launched in 1992 by Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (in his
capacity then as Finance Minister), were snapped up but to date there is nothing
but overgrown trees, larvae infested drains and a partially-completed apartment
block at the 52,675 sq metre project site.
Plan for new developer to revive
Sri Bayu NSUNT 29/06/1997
PENANG, Sat. - Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today the
State Bumiputera Steering Committee was in the process of appointing another
development company to revive a project in Bayan Lepas which had been abandoned
by the previous developer. He said the committee had at a meeting two months
ago cancelled the project given to Duniaga Sdn Bhd.
Acting PM visits site of delayed
housing project NSUNT 29/06/1997
PENANG, Sat. - Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today visited
Halaman Damai in Georgetown, one of several delayed housing projects in the
State by developer Duniaga Sdn Bhd. The project's low-cost block has been
completed and occupied. However, residents of a second block of medium-cost
units are still waiting for the certificate of fitness while a third block
of medium-cost units is under construction.