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GENERAL NEWS REPORTS
(1998)
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Tidak serius urus pinjaman punca terbengkalai 01/06/1998 BH
SIKAP pembeli yang tidak serius menguruskan soal pinjaman menyebabkan projek perumahan kos rendah di Kampung Kostan, Sungai Choh, Hulu Selangor terbengkalai sejak 12 tahun lalu. Pengarah Urusan Ehsanibu Sdn Bhd, Ariffin Mohd Arif, berkata projek perumahan berkenaan sepatutnya sudah dapat disiapkan jika pembeli menyelesaikan baki pinjaman mereka.

Terbengkalai 5 tahun 01/06/1998 HM By Rahayu Mohd Salleh
KUALA LUMPUR: Pembeli rumah pangsa blok G Vista Angkasa, Bukit Kerinchi, di sini terus dibelenggu keresahan apabila projek perumahan yang terbengkalai hampir lima tahun, masih belum disiapkan. Wakil pembeli, Nordin Yaacob, berkata antara masalah dialami 156 pembeli ialah terpaksa menanggung perbelanjaan tinggi iaitu membuat pembayaran rumah pangsa Vista Angkasa itu dan pada masa sama, terpaksa terus membayar rumah yang kini disewa daripada Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).

Housebuyers still waiting for homes after four years 03/06/1998 NST
IPOH, Tues. - A group of enraged housebuyers are furious that houses which they booked and paid down payments for in 1994, have yet to be completed. Lodging a complaint with the MCA public services and complaints bureau here, the buyers said they signed the Sale and Purchase agreement for their low-cost houses with the developer in August 1994.

Pembeli kecewa pemaju gagal bina rumah 04/06/1998 BH-UTA
IPOH, Rabu - Seramai 312 pembeli rumah kos rendah di Taman Pinggir Rishah Hijau, Silibin, dekat sini, kecewa dan berasa tertipu apabila pemaju projek tidak membina rumah walaupun sudah menandatangani perjanjian pembeliannya serta membayar deposit sejak 1994. Ketua Biro Perhubungan Awam dan Aduan MCA Perak, Anthony Pook, berkata kebanyakan pembeli sudah membayar sebanyak RM31,000 manakala sesetengah membayar deposit yang ditetapkan

Work on Block G (Vista Angkasa) still on 04/06/1998 MM By Pauline Almeida
WORK on the construction of Block G of the Vista Angkasa flats in Bukit Kerinchi is being carried out and has not been abandoned as claimed by the owners. A spokesman for Kien Sinar Sdn Bhd, the main contractor and co-developer of the project, said they were left with "minimal work" to complete it.

Worried about delay in work on project 05/06/1998 MM By T. Yogendra; Meor Shariman
DINA of Jalan Syed Putra asks when a developer, Westcourt Corporation Sdn Bhd, will start work on a medium-cost apartment project in Taman Subang Perdana. "I bought a unit last September for RM93,600 and the developer said construction work would start at the end of the year," she says.

Kerajaan disyor ambil alih projek terbengkalai 10/06/1998 BH
MASALAH beberapa projek strategik dan berkepentingan awam kendalian sektor swasta yang kini terbengkalai berikutan kegawatan ekonomi di negara ini, boleh ditangani menerusi proses "memiliknegarakan semula" projek terbabit. Menerusi langkah itu, projek itu yang sebelumnya dipertanggungjawabkan kepada sektor swasta menerusi dasar penswastaan, diserahkan kembali kepada kerajaan.

Primavista unjur jualan RM130 juta 13/06/1998 BH
PRIMAVISTA Development Sdn Bhd (Primavista), penyelamat kepada projek hartanah yang pernah terbengkalai sejak 10 tahun lalu di Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur, mengunjurkan jualan kira-kira RM130 juta daripada projek terbabit dalam tempoh tiga tahun akan datang. Pengerusi eksekutifnya, Syed Yusof Tun Syed Nasir, berkata unjuran itu berdasarkan sambutan orang ramai terhadap projek terbabit yang sehingga kini sudah mencatatkan tempahan pembelian melebihi 50 peratus, sejak dilancarkan April lalu.

Doubts over condo project 15/06/1998 MM
A GROUP of condominium buyers in the city have formed a protem action committee to establish the project status and secure guarantees for its completion. The move to form the committee was made after checks by the buyers at the Gurney Heights project site in Jalan Bukit Keramat found no work in progress since early this year.

Pangsapuri lambat siap  15/06/1998 HM By Ramlah Zainal; Syed Ismail Syed Abu Bakar; Bahari Abdullah
NORLELA Abdullah dari Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur meminta penjelasan mengenai projek Pangsapuri Mawarina, Keramat Jaya Fasa 2 yang tertangguh hampir 10 tahun. Menurutnya, pembeli rumah terpaksa menanggung kerugian kerana terpaksa menyewa sementara di tempat lain berikutan menunggu projek terbengkalai itu disiapkan serta membayar pinjaman bank.

City Hall told to submit report 16/06/1998 MM By Harny Abu Khair
CITY HALL Housing Management Department will be asked to submit a full report and list of the local authority's abandoned housing projects. "With the current economy situation, there are many abandoned housing projects," Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Dr Ibrahim Saad said. "I want to find out how affected are the City Hall projects."

Who to pay for cost of repairs to new house 16/06/1998 MM
CHAREON of SS2, Petaling Jaya, complains of defects to his newly-completed house. He bought the house in the Bayu Perdana housing scheme, Klang, three years ago. The developers gave him the keys last February.

Pakej khas bantu projek terbengkalai 17/06/1998 BH By Norfatimah Ahmad
GEORGETOWN, Selasa - Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) diarah supaya merangka pakej khas bagi membantu projek perumahan dan hartanah yang terbengkalai di bahagian pulau negeri ini. Ketua Menteri, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, berkata arahan yang disampaikan menerusi Yang Dipertua MPPP, Dr Teng Hock Nan pagi ini penting untuk membolehkan projek terbabit disambung semula.

New rules to protect genuine buyers: Ting 18/06/1998 BT
BUYERS of new low-cost houses, which can now cost up to RM42,000, will only be allowed to transfer their ownership after 10 years, according to new guidelines on low-cost housing. A low-cost unit, which had a ceiling of RM25,000 previously, can now cost RM42,000, RM35,000 or below RM30,000 depending on its location, land premium, built-up area, type of house, and the prospective buyer's household income.

Deadline for developer to complete access road 18/06/1998 MM
THE Selayang Municipal Council has ordered a developer to complete a long- delayed access road to Taman Wangsa Permai, Kepong, within six months. Its public relations officer, Mohd Zin Masaod, said the decision came about after a meeting between the developer, Palm Grove Housing Sdn Bhd, and Meda Property Sdn Bhd, which develops an adjacent apartment project.

Primavista bangunkan projek terbengkalai 18/06/1998 BH-EKO By Hatipah Ahmad
KERJA pemulihan atau pembangunan semula projek hartanah yang pernah terbengkalai sebelum ini sebenarnya bukan satu tugas mudah. Ini ditambah pula dengan faktor harga dan keadaan ekonomi yang tidak memberangsangkan di negara ini berikutan penguncupan sektor hartanah. Bagaimanapun, menyedari tugas pemulihan atau pembangunan semula projek hartanah terbengkalai adalah satu cabaran dan dianggap tanggungjawab sosial, sebuah syarikat milik penuh Bumiputera, Primavista Development Sdn Bhd (Primavista) tampil ke hadapan untuk membuktikannya bahawa ia juga boleh melakukannya.

`Condo to be ready on time' 19/06/1998 NST-LTIMES
KUALA Lumpur Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Kamaruzzaman Shariff has assured buyers of units at its joint-venture Gurney Heights condominium in Jalan Bukit Keramat that the project will be completed on schedule. He said Phase One was 80 per cent completed and expected to be ready by the end of the year.

Chembong low-cost house buyers to get their keys 20/06/1998 NST
REMBAU, Fri. - Buyers of the Chembong low-cost houses here will be presented with the keys to their homes on June 30 - more than two years after their completion. District council president Ishak Idris said today the keys would be presented during a ceremony to be held at the Rembau community hall here.

Council waiting for report from engineer 21/06/1998 NSUNT
TAIPING, Sat. - The Taiping Municipal Council is awaiting a report from the consultant engineer of a contractor who is building a four-and-a-half storey shoplot in Jalan Pasar here after an adjacent pre-war double storey building colapsed three days ago. Council secretary Azmi Hashim said any further action would depend on the report as the actual cause of the collapse had not been ascertained yet.

Poor services protest 25/06/1998 MM
ANGRY residents of Ria Apartment and 1,120 apartments in Jalan Enam and Tujuh of Taman Daya, Kepong, are a very unhappy lot, especially when the topic is their developer. So unhappy are they that they held a gathering last Sunday to protest against the developer for poor services.

Speed up new high-rise laws 28/06/1998 NSUNT
THE recent statements that the campaign to expedite the application of strata titles for high-rise buildings has been successful remind us of the long-awaited new law relating to their maintenance. When will the legislation which the Housing and Local Government Ministry has said should be tabled in Parliament last October be ready? We first heard of the proposed Building and Common Property (Management and Maintenance) Bill to give greater protection to owners as well as to ensure proper maintenance of such buildings in early 1996. This was splendid news to affected Malaysians and foreigners of the country's high- rise buildings which cover flats, apartments, condominiums, offices and commercial complexes. The number of people involved is not small considering that more than 100 million square feet of such high-rises have been completed in the past 30 years.

Stricter rules on CFs 29/06/1998  MM
THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council will ensure stringent procedures on issuing certificate of fitness for highrise housing projects after investigations revealed that developers changed housing status without approval. MPPJ president Datuk Mohamed Nor Bador said the issue was raised during the recent assessment rate objection.

 

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