sinking 01/10/1999 MM
HEAVY rain two days ago had caused flooding at several parts in the Klang
Valley, particularly Petaling Jaya. At Jasmine Condominium in SS2, Petaling
Jaya, a stretch of walkways near Block B had sunk by about 60cm.
DON'T panic and start vacating your apartment. Petaling Drainage and Irrigation
Department district engineer Cho Yuen gave this advice to owners of apartments
in Block B of Jasmine Tower Condominium in SS2, Petaling Jaya
lodge report 04/10/1999 MM
TIRED of waiting for the Housing and Local Government Ministry to act, residents
of Taman Gemilang, Cheras, have taken their problem to the police. Last Saturday,
30 residents lodged a police report against a developer, Metro ADC Sdn Bhd,
at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarter's Commercial Crime division.
boleh ubah spesifikasi rumah murah 04/10/1999 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Pemaju perumahan perlu memastikan rumah kos rendah mereka
mempunyai keluasan minimum 55.2 meter persegi dengan tiga bilik tidur dan
dua bilik air, kata Menteri Kewangan Pertama, Tun Daim Zainuddin. Beliau berkata,
semua pemaju mesti mematuhi spesifikasi yang ditetapkan kerajaan itu bagi
menjamin keselesaan penghuni rumah kos rendah.
Shariff: CF withheld over non-compliance
with quota 05/10/1999 The Star
The developer of a project in the south-west district, who sold some 200 low-cost
units without adhering to the bumiputra quota, has had its certification of
fitness withheld, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Shariff Omar said.
New CF to deter forgery 05/10/1999 MM
SEVERAL developers in the Subang Jaya municipality have been found to forge
certificates of fitness (CFs) to "allow" house buyers to move in.
for errant developers 05/10/1999 BT
THE demerit point system for housing developers will be implemented so that
they will be more responsible and ethical in ensuring that the interests of
house buyers are looked after, said Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. "The system gives demerit points to housing developers
based on offences committed under the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing)
Act 1966 (Act 118) and its Regulations," he said when launching the World
Habitat Day with the theme "The City Belongs to Everyone" in Kuala Lumpur
Set up a housing watchdog
To the unscrupulous, it must be very inconvenient to have an ex-developer
like Tun Daim Zainuddin taking such a keen interest in their affairs.
amicably advice to condo buyers 06/10/1999 MM
BOTH parties should solve their problems amicably, said Human Resources Minister
Datuk Lim Ah Lek after receiving a report from the Le Chateau Phase Two condominium
buyers. Two months ago, Lim said he was willing to mediate in the dispute
between the condominium buyers and the developer, Zamrud Properties Sdn Bhd.
08/10/1999 HM By Si Kalam
RUMAH siap, pahat berbunyi. Bagi Kalam, pepatah itu tepat bagi merujuk rungutan
pembeli terhadap rumah kos rendah yang mereka beli. Akhbar Kalam kerap menerima
aduan pembeli yang kurang puas hati dengan keadaan rumah kos rendah. Ada yang
bumbungnya bocor, lantai dan dindingnya retak.
turun kren 12/10/1999 BH
MELAKA, Isnin - Pemaju hotel terbengkalai di Taman Melaka Raya di sini diberi
tempoh dua minggu untuk menurunkan kren di atas bangunan itu sejak dua tahun
lalu. Kren setingggi 50 meter itu didapati membahayakan keselamatan peniaga
dan pengguna jalan raya di situ.
on DPM as 'last hope' 13/10/1999 The Star By A.R.Amiruddin
Sixty-one people who bought houses at Taman Cahaya in Teluk Kumbar only to
see them abandoned for the past 20 years, have exhausted all avenues for a
solution to their problems. T
State units to keep tabs on developers
Kuala Lumpur: All states have agreed to set up
their own housing development monitoring units to keep tabs on the industry.
A shot in the
arm for hapless housebuyers 16/10/1999 MB
FOR many of us, buying a house can mean making the single largest investment
of our lives. As such, it will be a frustrating experience if things sometimes
do not work out the way they should. The main grievances of housebuyers are
shoddy workmanship, delays in the delivery date, non-issuance of certificates
of fitness and sudden changes in specification plans. The situation can deteriorate
during a recession when the likelihood of projects being abandoned increases.
Ministry needs to do more
for house buyers' 17/10/1999 NSUNT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat - The Housing and Local Government Ministry is not doing
its job well in solving house buyers problems, the newly-formed House Buyers
Association alleged today.
to be implemented 17/10/1999 NSUNT
IPOH, Sat. - The Government will go ahead with its plan to implement the colour
coding and demerit system to check on errant developers although the Housing
Developers Association is to set up a complaints tribunal. Housing and Local
Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today the move by HDA was
no alternative to the Ministry's plan.
House buyers group formed
IF you want to know your legal rights before buying a house, the newly- formed
House Buyers Association is just what you need.
Aye from NGOs,
residents' associations 18/10/1999 MM
THE formation of a House Buyers' Association has received thumping support
from non-governmental organisations, including residents' associations. Describing
it as the long-awaited twin sister of the Federation of Malaysian Consumers'
Association (Fomca), its president, Prof Datuk Hamdan Adnan, hoped the association
could be formed as soon as possible.
hilang sabar 18/10/1999 HM
GOMBAK: Penduduk Rumah Pangsa Taman Pinggiran Batu Caves Fasa 2, di sini,
tidak dapat menahan sabar terhadap pemaju perumahan itu yang didakwa tidak
mengendahkan masalah Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) mereka. Pengerusi Persatuan
Penduduk rumah pangsa itu, Bohari Basri, berkata Majlis Perbandaran Selayang
(MPS) memaklumkan bahawa CF tidak dapat dikeluarkan jika pemaju tidak memenuhi
over losing green lung 19/10/1999 MM
TWO years ago, 18 Taman Mudun residents who were unnerved by the prospect
of a landslide bringing the two blocks of Venice Hill condominiums down on
them were promised relocation to another site in Wangsa Cheras. There is nothing
wrong with this except that the new site is a green lung and the residents
in Wangsa Cheras are now unhappy with the relocation exercise.
cancel all its abandoned and inactive projects 20/10/1999
GOPENG, Tues. - All development projects under the Housing and Local Government
Ministry which are inactive or abandoned will be cancelled and the funds transferred
to more deserving projects. Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said today the
Ministry's officers had been told to visit all its projects to ensure that
they proceeded smoothly before the end of the Seventh Malaysia Plan. A total
of RM781 million had been allocated for the 2,116 development projects under
the plan, but to date only 647 had been completed, he said.
senarai PBT gagal warta syarat CF 22/10/1999 BH
SHAH ALAM, Khamis - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan menyenaraikan
pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) yang masih tidak mewartakan syarat yang mewajibkan
sijil layak menduduki (CF) dikeluarkan selewat- lewatnya dua minggu dari tarikh
permohonan pemaju. Menterinya, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh berkata, setakat ini
belum ada kerajaan negeri dan PBT yang mewartakan pindaan Undang-undang Kecil
Bangunan Seragam 1984 itu walaupun ia sudah diluluskan Kabinet serta Mesyuarat
Menteri Besar dan Ketua Menteri, kira-kira setahun lalu.
must be gazetted, says Ting 22/10/1999 NST
SHAH ALAM, Thurs. - No State Government has gazetted the amended Uniform Building
By-Laws 1984 sent to them in early September last year. The amended by-Laws
call for the issuance of a Certificate of Fitness to housing developers within
two weeks of submitting the completed Form E.
for house owners 22/10/1999 MM
IT is double joy at last for the owners of five houses in Desa Pinggiran Batu
Caves that are cracked and sinking. Developer Jurubina Tenaga Sdn Bhd will
not only to give them new houses but has agreed to let them keep the land
of their houses that are slated to be demolished.
5 rumah kena
roboh 23/10/1999 HM
SELAYANG: Majlis Perbandaran Selayang (MPS) akan merobohkan lima rumah teres
dua tingkat di Taman Pinggiran Batu Caves yang menghadapi masalah tanah yang
tidak stabil sejak Januari lalu. Pegawai Perhubungan Awam MPS, Md Zin Masoad,
berkata keputusan itu dibuat selepas pihaknya tiga kali berbincang secara
terperinci dengan pemaju projek.
HDA assurance 23/10/1999 BT
THE Housing Developers' Association of Malaysia (HDA) assures potential buyers
that all properties on sale during the coming Second Home Ownership Campaign
have met stringent conditions. As such, potential buyers need not worry about
the houses they bought not meeting the specifications as showcased during
the campaign, HDA president Datuk Eddy Chen said
act against errant developers' 23/10/1999 NST
PENANG, Fri. - A housing complaints monitoring committee has been set up by
the Housing and Local Government Ministry to monitor and act against developers
who contravene the law. Its Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, said buyers who
felt their developers had flouted the law and short-changed them could now
lodge complaints with the committee which was headed by his deputy, Datuk
Peter Chin Fah Kui.
for couple as floor caves in 24/10/1999 NSUNT
IPOH, Sat. - A couple had a "wake-up" call they never expected early this
morning when the floor of their bedroom caved in, almost plunging them into
a nine-metre deep hole. Luckily, they managed to jump out of bed which was
less than a metre away from the hole.
25 aduan masalah
rumah 25/10/1999 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan memandang serius
jumlah aduan orang ramai mengenai masalah perumahan seperti kegagalan pemaju
menyiapkan projek mengikut jadual dan perumahan terbengkalai. Menterinya,
Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata berdasarkan kajian kementerian, ada kira-kira
25 aduan berkaitan masalah perumahan.
Study on soil
stability ordered near Lahat mine 25/10/1999 NST
IPOH, Sun. - The State Government will direct the Geological Survey Department
to do a soil study at the Bukit Merah new village in Lahat to determine soil
stability. State Infrastructure and Public Utilities Committee chairman Datuk
Ong Ka Chuan said today it was now vital to fill the 105-metre-deep mine hole
of the 100-year-old Lahat Mines with water.
family living in fear of house collapse 26/10/1999 NST-LTIMES
WONG Fang Lai and her three daughters are worried that their house in Taman
Sri Segambut will one day collapse as the cracks on their walls and floor
are widening by the day. A widow, Wong, 57 is blaming the damage to their
single-storey terrace house on the piling work being carried out right next
di Jinjang Utara mahu dakwa pemaju 25/09/1999 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Sekumpulan pembeli rumah kos rendah di Jinjang Utara
di sini yang mengadu ditipu pemaju projek itu, bercadang membawa kes itu ke
mahkamah bagi mendapatkan semula wang pendahuluan pembelian rumah berkenaan.
Mereka mendakwa pemaju projek itu, Cristal Land Sdn Bhd, mengambil wang pendahuluan
daripada pembeli walaupun tidak mempunyai lesen pemaju. Pemaju yang berpejabat
di Pandan Indah, Ampang di sini, mempunyai lesen pamaju yang sah.
rumah, kedai dapat geran 27/10/1999 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Pemilik 1,543 unit rumah dan kedai di Taman Daya, Kepong, Selangor,
kini mampu menarik nafas lega apabila menerima hak milik tanah mereka yang
ditunggu selama 17 tahun. Ahli Parlimen Selayang, Datuk Chan Kong Choy, berkata
kerajaan Selangor sudah membenarkan pemilik yang lebih 90 peratus bukan Bumiputera
itu, diberikan hak milik berkenaan.
167 flat buyers get keys but not home
29/10/1999 The Star
A total of 167 buyers are still waiting to move into their low-cost flats
in Batu Maung despite having received their keys two years ago--all because
of a technical fault.
to look into CF plight 30/10/1999 The Star
Penang Municipal Council president Dr Teng Hock Nan has assured 167 flat buyers
of Taman Indah Phase II in Batu Maung that their plight will be looked into.
Kementerian perumahan seperti
kadi 29/10/1999 BH
DEWAN Rakyat semalam riuh apabila Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan
Tempatan, Datuk Shafie Apdal, menyamakan tugas kementeriannya sama seperti
kadi' yang tidak patut dipersalahkan jika berlaku perbalahan antara pembeli
dan pemaju perumahan. "Umpama seorang manusia dia kahwin dengan seorang gadis,
tiap-tiap tahun mereka akan kahwin. Ada yang kahwin satu dan ada yang kahwin
Case put off a second time
POSTPONED, again! Disappointment and anger greeted the announcement that a
court case against housing developer Cristal-Land Sdn Bhd and its director
was delayed for the second time
Making it `Cristal' clear
BUYERS of homes in a housing project that never took off ground can take heart
- finally. The case against the company which launched the project, Cristal
Land (M) Sdn Bhd, and its senior executive will be heard on January 26 and