reviewing law to control housing industry 02/07/1998
Kuala Langat, Thurs - The Government is reviewing the law in order to rein
in developers and control the housing industry following a surge in complaints
extensions to be pulled down 03/07/1998 NST
KUANTAN, Thurs. - Most of the 47 house owners in Taman Seriku, who had been
served reminders to demolish illegal extensions to their property, have not
kept their promise to voluntarily tear down the structures. Kuantan Muncipal
Council president Datuk Mohamad Saib said today an operation to demolish the
extensions would be carried out next Wednesday and that the council would
bill the house owners for the work done.
Buyers in Johor
can own two low-cost houses 08/07/1998 NST
JOHOR BARU, Tues. - The State Government has introduced a new scheme, allowing
eligible low-cost house buyers to own two adjoining units. State Housing,
Small- and Medium-Scale Industries and Local Government Committee chairman
Adam Abdul Hamid said the house owners would be allowed to renovate the adjoining
units so that they could have a bigger house.
owners to get temporary CFs after 8 years 08/07/1998 The
TEMPORARY certificates of fitness (TCF) for the Genting Court condominiums
in Setapak will be issued next week after eight years of waiting.
Will they be
ready by year-end? 09/07/1998 MM
BUYERS of the Gurney Heights condominium in Jalan Bukit Keramat are still
worried about the future of the project despite City Hall's assurances. Although
it agreed to meet the buyers on July 15, buyers are afraid they may not get
their units this year as promised by Datuk Bandar Tan Sri Kamaruzzaman Shariff
Plight of Pine
Court apartment owner 09/07/1998 NST
IN SPITE of our Prime Minister's appeal to cut the red-tape in procedural
work, and our Selangor Menteri Besar's effort to introduce a "one-stop" centre
to reduce such processes, all has fallen onto deaf ears. Take, for example,
my problem with Talam Developers over a medium-cost apartment at Pine Court
in Bukit Sentosa, Rawang.
51 slow, abandoned sites identified
MM 10/07/1998 By Alina Simon
CITY HALL has identified 51 construction sites where work has slowed or stopped
as potential mosquito-breeding grounds. Among them are Plaza Rakyat, a monorail
project and Plaza Merdeka in Jalan Jebat.
Home at last!
EIGHT years after signing a contract to buy apartments, nearly 1,000 people
can now move into their homes. For the buyers of 972 units of Genting Court
medium-cost condominium in Setapak, the road home has been fraught with frustration
wait for condo buyers 13/07/1998 MM
BUYERS of Genting Court Condominium in Setapak will have to wait a while longer
before they can move into their homes. Last Friday, City Hall agreed to issue
a temporary certificate of fitness for the medium-cost condominium blocks
but the certificate had yet to be given to their developer, Immetec Sdn Bhd
residents urge City Hall 15/07/1998 MM
BUYERS of Gurney Heights Condominium Phase 1 - City Hall's privatised project
- want the authority to come up with a solution to save the project. Work
on the project, developed jointly with Modular Resources Sdn Bhd, has stopped
since early this year.
come up with action plan 16/07/1998 MM
THE Gurney Heights condominium developer, Modular Resources Sdn Bhd, has been
given a month by the City Hall to formulate a plan to solve the problems plaguing
the project. This was a result of a meeting between the company, City Hall
and pro tem committee of the condominium buyers at the City Hall's Privatisation
and Joint-Venture Department yesterday.
give house buyers an option, says Ting 17/07/1998 BT
BORROWERS of housing loans from banks must be given the option to either extend
the repayment period or be allowed to maintain their monthly instalment, as
stipulated in a Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) directive issued in January this
year. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said this
will help ease the financial burden on borrowers due to the increased interest
on house 21/07/1998 MM
A RETAINING wall had collapsed on a house in Jalan SS9A/18A in Sungai Way,
Petaling Jaya, due to soil erosion, forcing the occupants to move out. Houseowner
Tan Ah Ying and her family had to move out for fear that the house might also
collapse during a downpour.
Rawang 23/07/1998 MM
THESE low-cost houses were certified fit for occupation more than two years
ago. But as the photograph shows, the housing estate is very much a ghost
town. This RM6.7 million scheme for the poor in Batu 17, Rawang - called Projek
Daerah - would have been home to 267 families.
Menara Lion fire system' 25/07/1998 BT
A PRELIMINARY investigation revealed that there are several defects in the
fire safety system of the 50-storey Menara Lion where a fire broke out on
its 35th floor two days ago, the Federal Territory Fire and Rescue Department
said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Its director, Mr Leonard A. Athanasius, said
the sprinkler system did not function well while the pressurised doors which
were supposed to prevent smoke from passing into the emergency staircase had
first line of defence 29/07/1998 NST
THE Federal authorities warned anew this week that illegal extensions to buildings
will not be tolerated. Coming as it does close on the heels of last week's
fire at Kuala Lumpur's Menara Lion, the warning shows their seriousness about
ensuring there are no fire traps in all highrises. Thankfully, there were
no fatalities or serious injuries from the midday incident at the 50-storey
building. But clearly that incident has shown up once again our weaknesses
in a number of areas, notably regular maintenance of facilities and amenities,
supervision, as well as the people's apathetic attitude. We shudder to think
of the consequences had not prompt action been taken by the Fire and Rescue
Department. According to reports, more than 200 people were trapped in the
penthouse floor after a fire broke out on the 35th level of the building.
Thick smoke from the burning floor forced occupants in the upper floors to
head for the highest level where they waited to be rescued by firemen.