Ting explains Government's
stake in IWK 01/03/1999 NST
GOPENG, Sun. - The Government's special share in Indah Water Konsortium Sdn
Bhd is to ensure the success of the country's waste management system, Housing
and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today. He said the
Government would also have a more active and direct role in the company's
management and would be able to monitor the development of IWK more effectively.
Only pillars after eight years
DRIVER K. Krishnasamy had high hopes when he bought his dream home, a single-storey
terrace house, at Taman Kantan Permai, Kajang, exactly eight years ago. And
after a change of the developer, all Krishnasamy could see at the construction
site are just the foundation and bare pillars
It all started in 1986 ...02/03/1999
SIGNS that the City Homes apartment project would be abandoned appeared in
late 1986 when the original developer, Sri Hartamas Development Sdn Bhd, began
having financial difficulties. Early that year, buyers received letters from
the developer's creditors explaining the financial straits.
By Shamsul Yunos; Azlan Ramli
THEY have waited 13 years. And if they do see their houses built, it would
be in the new millennium. Gerald Lawrence and his wife Geetha were among several
hundred people who had booked City Homes Apartments in Sri Hartamas, off Jalan
Duta, Kuala Lumpur. Back when their apartments were priced at RM70,000 each.
sarang penagih 06/03/1999 HM
By Srihanasham Noordin; Hassan Muin; Daut Noor
SALLEH Ishak dari Jalan Pangkor, Kuala Lumpur, meminta Dewan Bandaraya Kuala
Lumpur (DBKL) mengambil tindakan terhadap aduan orang ramai yang dibuat ke
pejabat pihak berkuasa tempatan itu. Menurutnya, beberapa bulan lalu, dia
pernah membuat aduan mengenai projek DBKL yang terbengkalai di jalan itu berhampiran
Dua minggu dapat CF
KUALA LUMPUR: Pemaju perumahan boleh mendapatkan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF)
dalam masa dua minggu berikutan penggubalan Undang-Undang Kecil Bangunan Seragam
Dapat CF dua minggu
KUALA LUMPUR: Pembeli rumah diberi jaminan akan memperolehi Sijil Kelayakan
Menduduki (CF) dalam tempoh dua minggu selepas permohonan lengkap dikemukakan
pemaju kepada pihak berkuasa tempatan. Bagaimanapun, Menteri Perumahan dan
Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata ia hanya akan terlaksana
selepas pindaan terhadap Undang-undang Kecil Bangunan Seragam 1994 yang dijangka
diluluskan Kabinet, beberapa minggu lagi.
Technical approvals before
applying for CF 07/03/1999 NSUNT By Esther Tan
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Property developers will soon be legally responsible
to obtain approvals from the relevant technical agencies before applying for
certificates of fitness from local authorities. For now, acquiring such certifications
is not a legal requirement.
before house delivery 08/03/1999 NST Editorial Voice
Buying a house, regardless of type, is perhaps the biggest investment any
consumer makes. But sadly, in the case of some, buying a house often results
in horrifying experiences.
Pesara kecewa rumah belum siap
SAYA adalah salah seorang pesara Polis Diraja Malaysia (18 PGA) sejak dua
tahun lalu. Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kerajaan
kerana memberi peluang kepada kaum Asli pribumi membuat pinjaman (kerajaan)
atas tujuan pembelian rumah kos rendah di sebuah taman perumahan di Pengkalan
No more hot air, please!
DON'T give us any more hot air. This was the warning issued by residents of
Taman Cuepacs Phase One, Cheras, to the authorities in the wake of promises
of better enforcement and monitoring of land-clearing activities at the former
forest reserve of Bukit Sungai Puteh near their homes.
may soon get better protection 14/03/1999 NSUNT
PENANG, Sat. - Housebuyers who are being forced by developers to cough up
exorbitant amounts in payment for additional floor space not stipulated in
their sale and purchase agreements, may take heart from the Government's efforts
to regulate such charges. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting
Chew Peh today said the Government was considering placing a limit on the
payment imposed by developers for a larger built-up area.
direct developers to apply for CF 15/03/1999 NST
PENANG, Sun. - The Penang Island Municipal Council cannot direct a developer
to apply for the certificate of fitness, its president Dr Teng Hock Nan said
yesterday. He said such applications had to be done by the developer.
worry over cracks in retaining wall 16/03/1999 MM
A LANDSLIDE behind OG Heights Condominiums in Jalan Awan Cina, Overseas Union
Garden has caused the retaining wall to precariously tilt towards the apartments.
What's worse, three huge cracks, each about four inches wide, were found on
the wall, posing a danger to the centre block as well as a playground next
to the retaining wall.
sarang penagih 17/03/1999 HM
KAJANG: Projek perumahan Taman Lingkaran Nor, di sini, yang terbengkalai lebih
10 tahun lalu membimbangkan penduduk taman berhampiran terutama Taman Rakan
kerana dipercayai menjadi sarang penagih dadah dan penjenayah. Beberapa penduduk
Taman Rakan yang ditemui mendakwa rumah terbiar dan kawasan sekitar yang ditumbuhi
semak-samun memudahkan kegiatan itu dijalankan.
tak kata 17/03/1999 HM By Si Kalam
BAGAIKAN tunggu buah tak gugur. Itulah rungutan seorang pembeli rumah kepada
Kalam, apabila rumah yang ditempahnya 10 tahun lalu tidak siap- siap. Apa
yang dia dapat tenguk hanya tiang rumah dalam kawasan semak samun, yang mungkin
menjadi sarang penagih dadah atau penjenayah.
plans 18/03/1999 NST
BUYING a house is perhaps the biggest investment most people make. For that
reason they often choose the house after considerable thought. Factors such
as price, location and the size of the built-up area are weighed. Often thought
is given to the facilities available in the vicinity like shops, schools and
playgrounds. Couples with young children would prefer to have homes near playgrounds
as growing kids need space. Only the rich can afford houses with large compounds
for the young to run around. But in the case of many housing estates, green
lungs give way to further develoment, depriving house owners greenery and,
their children, playing fields. In Penang, for instance, three cases of changes
to development plans have surfaced. In Paya Terubung, a field was turned into
a water retention pond to arrest the flooding problem in the area. In Pulau
Tikus, plans for a green lung were changed to allow the construction of a
shopping complex. And in Bagan, a commercial complex was allowed to be built
on land which was a playground.
live on fear of `sinking' homes 19/03/1999 NST-LTIMES
ABOUT 20 houses in Taman Kamunting Maju, Kamunting in Taiping are "sinking"
and the residents - about 200 of them - are living in fear. Cracks have appeared
on the walls and the floors are showing gaping space.
Dr M to `deliver
keys' to Taman Bunga Raya flat owners 19/03/1999 NST
OWNERS of 2,935 low-cost flats in the Taman Bunga Raya housing project, about
50km north of Kuala Lumpur along the North-South Expressway will receive their
keys from Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad this Saturday. The Prime Minister
will hand over keys to 10 owners of the three-bedroom RM25,000 flats as a
symbolic gesture, said Datuk Mustapha Kamal Abu Bakar executive chairman of
project developer Emkay Group of Companies.
10pc of total
area in country is flood prone 24/03/1999 NST
PENANG, Tues. - More than 10 per cent of the total land area of the country
is subject to flooding annually due to natural and man-made causes, a Universiti
Sains Malaysia don said today. Associate Prof Dr Chan Ngai Weng of USM's Geography
Department said the flooding, mostly occurring on the east and west coasts
of Peninsular Malaysia and many parts of Sabah and Sarawak, affected more
than five million people each year.
to infrastructural defects, say experts 24/03/1999 BT
MANY disasters like landslides in the country were caused by infrastructural
defects in development projects, according to a group of Universiti Sains
Malaysia (USM) researchers in Penang. The group of four engineering and geological
researchers said their findings revealed that many of these disasters were
not caused by external factors but by faults in the infrastructure work itself.
CF: 100 pembeli
kecewa 27/03/1999 HM By Naim Tahir
BATU PAHAT: Hasrat lebih 100 pembeli sebuah projek perumahan di bandar ini
untuk berpindah ke kediaman sendiri di taman berkenaan sehingga kini masih
belum tercapai walaupun antara mereka sudah menunggu sejak lebih 20 tahun
lalu. Ini kerana, walaupun sudah mendapat kunci rumah masing-masing daripada
pemaju, projek terbabit masih belum memperolehi sijil layak menduduki (CF)
daripada pihak berkuasa tempatan.
RM2j baik pulih
Konkos 30/03/1999 BH
KUALA PERLIS, Isnin - Majlis Perbandaran Kangar (MPK) akan membaik pulih bangunan
Konkos di sini berharga RM2 juta yang terbengkalai lebih lima tahun sebagai
pusat perniagaan komersial dan pelancongan. Yang Dipertuanya, Baharuddin Ahmad,
berkata bagi menjayakan tujuan itu, beberapa bahagian bangunan itu yang didapati
tidak sesuai akan dirobohkan di samping membina beberapa gerai baru sesuai
jeopardy over wall collapse 29/03/1999 MM
A LARGE section of a cement wall, supporting the back extension of a double-storey
bungalow, collapsed yesterday during a heavy afternoon downpour and unleashed
a mudslide upon a playground and monsoon drain below. Now there is concern
that the corner-lot house in Taman Fern Grove (Cuepacs) in Cheras itself may
topple because of a large cavity beneath the kitchen area where the retaining
wall used to be.