baiki sistem pembentung 01/07/1999 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd yang memajukan projek Taman
Keramat Permai, memulakan kerja membaiki sistem pembetungan yang rosak sejak
tiga bulan lalu, semalam. Jurucakap syarikat berkenaan berkata, kerja membaiki
dimulakan selepas menerima notis daripada Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembetungan
02/07/1999 MM By Yushaimi Yahaya
WHAT'S happening? First, the Attorney-General's Chambers instructed police
to go ahead and prosecute an unlicensed developer. Days after this was front-paged
in The Malay Mail in early May, the order was withdrawn. The investigation
papers were recalled.
reviewing law to control housing industry 02/07/1999 NST
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
from consumers. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh
today said a committee was set up yesterday to review the Housing Developers
perumahan dikaji semula 02/07/1999 BH
BANTING, Khamis - Akta Pemaju Perumahan 1966 akan dikaji semula secara menyeluruh
berikutan masih banyak aduan membabitkan masalah transaksi jual beli rumah
menyebabkan pembeli menjadi mangsa. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan,
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata sepanjang tahun lalu kementeriannya menerima
1,135 aduan pembeli menyebabkan akta itu perlu dikaji secara terperinci bagi
mengenal pasti kelemahannya sebagai cara mengatasi masalah dalam industri
perumahan yang masih banyak berlaku selain melindungi hak pembeli rumah.
Payback time for developers
IN the 33 years that the Housing Developers Act 1966 has been in force, some
black sheep in the industry have found as many ways to sidestep minimum acceptable
standards in the construction and delivery of houses.
sistem pembetung 03/07/1999 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk Taman Keramat Permai, di sini, lega apabila pemaju,
Syarikat Juru Bena Tenaga Sdn Bhd membaiki kerosakan sistem pembetungan di
kawasan itu. Kerja membaiki sistem itu berakhir kelmarin iaitu tempoh akhir
yang diberikan Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pembetungan (JPP) kepada syarikat terbabit
Protecting the interest of
house buyers 04/07/1999 NST
Kuala Lumpur, Sat. - A revamp of current procedures and penalties is the only
way to protect consumers against unscrupulous housing developers, Malaysian
Consumers Arbitration and Redress Centre legal adviser Jacob George said today.
Pledge of better
service 06/07/1999 MM
BETTER service - that's the pledge by the new management company for the Venice
Hill Golf and Resort Condominium in Cheras to owners and residents. The company,
Marvellous Location Sdn Bhd, was recently registered and plans to meet with
condo owners and residents this Saturday
of a sewage treatment plant 06/07/1999 NST-LTIMES
Q: How does a developer hand over its sewage treatment plant to Indah Water
Konsortium for operations and maintenance? A: Firstly, the developer does
not hand over the plant directly to IWK. It is handed over to the Department
of Sewerage Services who will then instruct IWK to operate and maintain it.
project 06/07/1999 MM
THERE is confusion about whether a project built on commercial land can be
sold for residential use. This question was raised when residents in the Klang
Valley recently received glossy brochures and flyers from a company inviting
them to invest in service apartments which are basically residential units
with hotel facilities and resort services.
takes first step to self-regulation 07/07/1999 NST By Chok
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A Building Industry Initiative - an effort to achieve
higher standards of professionalism among industry players - was launched
today with the aim of providing consumers higher quality and cheaper houses.
The Housing Developers Association Malaysia, Master Builders Association Malaysia,
Malaysian Architects Association (PAM) and the Association of Consulting Engineers
Malaysia signed the initiative and gave their commitment to undertake several
tingkat mutu binaan rumah 07/07/1999 BH By Wan Hazmir Bakar
PETALING JAYA, Selasa - Empat badan yang menjadi penggerak penting program
perumahan di negara ini, berikrar akan mempertingkatkan mutu pembinaan serta
profesionalisme masing-masing berikutan banyak aduan diterima berkaitan kualiti
rumah sejak kebelakangan ini. Ikrar itu terkandung dalam piagam `Ikhtiar Industri
Pembinaan' yang ditandatangani Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan Malaysia (HDAM);
Persatuan Pemborong Binaan Malaysia (MBAM); Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM);
dan Persatuan Jurutera Perunding Malaysia (ACEM) pada hari terakhir Sidang
Kemuncak Perumahan Negara di sini, hari ini.
for projects in one month 08/07/1999 NST
KUALA TERENGGANU, Wed. - Housing developers in the State can proceed with
their projects within a month after submission of plans to local authorities.
State Housing, Local Government and Petty Traders Committee chairman Ahmad
Said said today district technical committees usually meet in the first or
second week of every month to vet development plans.
88pc idle housing
projects revived 08/07/1999 BT
THE Government with the cooperation of housing developers has succeeded in
reviving 88 per cent of abandoned projects nationwide, involving 57,650 units
of houses worth RM3 billion. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr
Ting Chew Peh said the 311 projects were among 353 abandoned projects identified
between 1989 and 1998.
Data bank of individuals in housing industry needed to identify culprits 08/07/1999 NST By Chok Suat Ling
BRANDING housing developers as "good" or "bad" according to the point system
proposed by the Housing and Local Government Ministry can only be good for
consumers. Consumers can make an informed choice when purchasing houses
as the reputation of developers can be readily discerned.
perlu dihayati, dilaksana bersunguh-sungguh 09/07/1999
RATA-RATA imej pemaju di kalangan pembeli rumah sama ada bertaraf mewah, sederhana,
sederhana rendah atau kos rendah tidak begitu menggalakkan sejak dulu lagi.
Rintihan pembeli yang berasa tertipu, terpedaya atau dikecewakan oleh pemaju
kerap kedengaran. Awal tahun ini Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan
mengumumkan ia menerima 1,135 aduan daripada pembeli rumah di seluruh negara
tahun lalu, meningkat 54 peratus berbanding tahun sebelumnya. Aduan itu membabitkan
rasa tidak puas hati pembeli terhadap mutu, kelewatan penyerahan, kelewatan
sijil layak menduduki (CF) dan pemaju atau kontraktor melanggar pelbagai perjanjian
jual-beli. Sebagai timbal-balas kepada pengumuman mengenai aduan berkenaan,
empat badan penggerak program perumahan negara mengadakan perbincangan meja
bulat ketiga Mac lalu. Mereka merumuskan piagam `Ikhtiar Industri Pembinaan'
sebagai ikrar untuk meningkatkan mutu pembinaan serta profesionalisme masing-masing
berikutan banyak aduan diterima berkaitan kualiti rumah sejak kebelakangan
ini. Piagam berkenaan ditandatangani Selasa oleh empat badan berkenaan, iaitu
Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan Malaysia (HDAM), Persatuan Pemborong Binaan Malaysia
(MBAM), Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) dan Persatuan Jurutera Perunding
Malaysia (ACEM) pada hari terakhir Sidang Kemuncak Perumahan Negara di Petaling
Piagam berusaha atasi masalah
pembeli rumah 11/07/1999 BM
SELASA lalu, empat badan penggerak utama dalam industri perumahan negara merumuskan
piagam dinamakan `Ikhtiar Industri Perumahan'. Piagam yang dimeterai hasil
usaha Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan Malaysia (HDAM), bersama Persatuan Pemborong
Binaan Malaysia (MBAM), Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM) dan Persatuan Jurutera
Perunding Malaysia (ACEM) dikatakan satu `janji' baru yang meyakinkan kepada
pembeli rumah yang selama ini mengeluh ditipu atau diperdaya pemaju. Bagaimana
piagam ini memberi faedah kepada pengguna? Benarkah piagam ini hanya ikrar
di atas kertas saja? Wartawan Berita Minggu, Zainudin Isa, menemu bual Presiden
HDAM, Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi bagi mendapatkan penjelasannya.
Action against builders with
bad records 11/07/1999 NSUNT
SITIAWAN, Sat. - Housing developers with a bad track record will be suspended
between four and six years, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr
Ting Chew Peh said today. Speaking to reporters after opening the Kampung
Koh market near here, he said the Ministry would not approve applications
if directors of such suspended firms tried to set up another housing company.
Bertindak jika ditipu pemaju
WAHAB (bukan nama sebenar) bercadang membeli sebuah rumah kos sederhana di
Bukit Beruntung dengan harga RM60,000. Bagaimanapun, sebelum mendapatkan rumah
itu, pemaju meminta wang pendaftaran atau tempahan sebanyak RM1,000 kononnya
sebagai pengesahan membeli rumah itu. Pemaju kemudiannya meminta lagi wang
sebanyak 10 peratus daripada harga rumah itu. Bagaimanapun, selepas setahun
membayar wang berkenaan, tiada sebarang berita sama ada rumah itu dibina atau
get ultimatum to complete units 13/07/1999 NST
PENANG, Mon. - Taman Terubong Indah house buyers are not the only ones losing
patience with delays in the delivery of their medium-cost units. So is the
Empower States to act against errant developers 13/07/1999
Penang, Mon. - State Governments are unable to interfere with delayed and
abandoned private housing projects as there are no laws empowering them to
AT Desa View Towers in Jalan Klang Gates, residents bring down their garbage
and do gotong-royong to keep the common areas clean. This has been going on
for more than a week and the 400 families there don't like it one bit. It
is every high-rise dweller's nightmare come true.
laws need to be tightened 13/07/1999 BT
THE Federal Government should tighten existing laws on housing development
to make developers fully accountable for their projects, Penang Chief Minister
Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said yesterday. Under the present regulations, state
Governments are powerless to act against developers that fail to fulfil their
promises to buyers, he said.
Management firm to meet residents
THE maintenance company for the Desa View Towers will meet the Residents Association
on Friday to discuss the maintenance problems at the condominium. MBf Building
Services Sdn Bhd said the meeting with the Desa View Towers Residents Association
is scheduled for 4.30pm.
Ministry help sought to solve
maintenance woes 15/07/1999 MM
DESA VIEW TOWERS residents have sought help from the Housing and Local Government
Ministry to resolve their maintenance problems. The residents association
recently contacted Deputy Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal's office for help.
CF in hand - at last!
"AT LAST we get our homes!" That was the reaction of house-buyers after Certificates
of Fitness (CFs) were issued for the Le Chateau Condominium Phase Two in Lorong
Syed Putra Kiri, Kuala Lumpur - after five years of waiting.
MB: Athenaeum condos safe for
occupation 18/07/1999 NSUNT
SHAH ALAM, Sat. - The Athenaeum On The Peak condominiums in Bukit Antarabangsa,
Hulu Klang, are safe for occupation and have not suffered significant structural
distress or instability. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Abu Hassan Omar said today
a two-month study by consultant Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd showed there was no
sign of instability of the foundation system and the slope that slipped was
mostly filled material.
Fund for abandoned housing projects to be revived 20/07/1999
PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet Wednesday approved a Housing and Local Government
Ministry proposal to reactivate a fund to help revive abandoned private housing
case sent to A-G 22/07/1999 BT
THE case of 156 purchasers of low cost housing units in Bandar Baru Slim River,
Perak, who are still waiting for their houses after 12 years has been referred
to the Attorney-General's Chambers. Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said the AG's Chambers was looking into how the whole
project was auctioned off without protecting the rights of the purchasers
who had paid up to 30 per cent of the purchase price.
lelong rumah: Ting 22/07/1999 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Jabatan Peguam Negara diminta menyiasat aduan 156 pembeli
rumah di Bandar Baru Slim River, Perak mengenai projek itu yang dilelong oleh
pemaju asal kepada pihak lain tanpa memberi perlindungan kepada pembeli. Menteri
Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, yang mengesahkan
menerima aduan penduduk, berkata perkara itu turut dibincangkan dalam mesyuarat
jemaah menteri beberapa minggu lalu.
complaints against developers 23/07/1999 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - House-buyers can e-mail complaints against developers
to the Housing and Local Government Ministry from today under a move towards
a more consumer-friendly image. The launching of the ministry's website will
also allow consumers to provide feedback, ask questions or just make comments.
www.kpkt.gov.my 23/07/1999 BH By Jami'ah Shukri
KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Mulai hari ini, orang ramai boleh mengemukakan aduan
dan pertanyaan mengenai perumahan dan perkhidmatan Kementerian Perumahan dan
Kerajaan Tempatan secara terus melalui e-mel yang disediakan kementerian.
Menterinya, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata semua aduan itu akan dikendalikan
oleh Bahagian Pengawasan dan Penguatkuasaan di kementerian berkenaan.
be briefed on abandoned project 24/07/1999 NST
IPOH, Fri. - A detailed study will be conducted by the Attorney-General's
Chambers on the plight of the 133 buyers of the abandoned Bandar Baru Slim
River Phase III low-cost housing project. Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said once all the information had been compiled, a
report would be submitted to the Cabinet on the next course of action.
guilty to mudflow, fined RM25,000 24/07/1999 NST By Sujatani Poosparajah
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Developer Kemajuan Bukit Segar Sdn Bhd was fined RM25,000
today for failing to restore its silt traps at the Bukit Sungai Kayu Putih
Forest Reserve in Ampang which caused a severe mud flow there in April. The
developer, first known as Kemas Anggun Sdn Bhd and later as G-Two Assets Sdn
Bhd, paid the fine.
rules for low-cost house sales 25/07/1999 NSUNT
SEREMBAN, Sat. - The State Government has relaxed the rules on the sale of
low-cost houses to help developers sell them. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Mohamad
Isa Abdul Samad said developers would be allowed to find their own buyers
for low-cost units and need not wait for the Housing and Local Government
Unit to supply them with a list of buyers.
No more licences
if they build poor homes 25/07/1999 NSUNT
RAWANG, Sat. - Housing developers who failed to complete their projects on
time and to housebuyers' satisfaction will no longer be issued with developer
licences. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, who
said this today, said the Government would no longer tolerate any excuses
from errant developers to prevent projects being abandoned.
without titles for 18 years due to slip-up 26/07/1999 NST-LTIMES
ABOUT 1,700 housebuyers in Taman Daya, Kepong have been without titles for
the past 18 years as a result of the developer's failure to bide by the Selangor
State Government's ruling on Bumiputera allocation of houses, The developer,
Sedaya Sdn Bhd, had sold the houses reserved for Bumiputeras to non-Bumiputeras
without first seeking a waiver from the State Government.
`Stop paying developer'
JUST a week after getting the Certificate of Fitness, the Le Chateau condominium
Phase Two project buyers have another problem. They now want the banks to
stop paying the developer as they claim the project in Lorong Syed Putra,
Kuala Lumpur, has not been completed.
comes under close scrutiny All reports on "Dewan Rakyat"
28/07/1999 NST by Ainon Mohd
MEMBERS of Parliament debating the Consumers Protection Bill 1999 questioned
the exclusion of housing and healthcare matters in the proposed legislation.
Opposition Leader and MP for Tanjong, Lim Kit Siang, criticised the Government
for its failure to come up with a Bill which placed the welfare of people
first and which could be a model consumer protection legislation for other
Where are the facilities?'
BUYERS of the Le Chateau Phase Two condominium in Jalan Syed Putra Kiri claim
the developer has not complied with the requirements imposed by City Hall.
This was in response to a statement by the project's architect, K.H. Chew
Architect, that it had signed the Architect Progress Certificate upon completion
of work necessary for the certificate of fitness (CF).
Buyers want to see developer's
financial reports 30/07/1999 MM
"CAN we see the financial reports to the Ministry?" ask buyers of the Le Chateau
Phase Two condominium, whose units were issued Certificates of Fitness (CFs)
by City Hall last month. The buyers want to see the half-yearly financial
report submitted by the developer to the Housing and Local Government Ministry.
lot titles in stages 30/07/1999 MM
GIVE us the titles for half the lots and withhold the rest until the developer
settles the problem of not selling his units to Bumiputeras. This appeal to
the authorities comes from the Taman Daya Residents Association who have lived
in their houses for the last 18 years without the individual land titles.