with cracks ordered shut down 01/07/2000 NST
KLANG, Fri. - An extended aeration sewage treatment plant at Desa Idaman Dua,
off Taman Seri Sentosa here, was today ordered to be shut down with immediate
effect when cracks appeared on the joints of the structure, raising the possibility
of the plant collapsing. The cracks which were seen slowly appearing on the
joints a month ago, worsened on Monday when water started to seep with signs
of the plant collapsing, according to residents.
Fix our problems,
urge flat-dwellers 03/07/2000 MM
YOU name it, they have it - from housing defects to broken bins, or lack of
them, and poor maintenance. These problems, and others, have beset the 21,000
flat-dwellers occuping 420 units at the Bandar Sunway flats in PJS 7 for four
woes at apartment 04/07/2000 MM
AFTER purchasing an apartment in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong, RINA found several
defects in her unit and could not move in as planned. Despite that, she was
charged monthly maintenance fees of RM110.
moves to improve quality of high-rise living 10/07/2000
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - While the Land and Co-operative Development Ministry
is supportive of condominium development in the city and its surroundings,
there are some problems in high-rise living that need to be addressed, and
which requires co-operation from all parties. "Much has already been said
about the slow issuance of strata titles. Many parties - both in the private
and public sectors - are involved in the issuance.
THREE years ago, brothers Sohan Harkeshvinderjit and Arvinderjit Singh were
looking forward to owning a home at a posh condominium project in Sentul.
Their hopes were dashed not only by circumstance (the country was then experiencing
the beginning of the economic downturn) but also the lack of help from the
New hope for
condo buyers 12/07/2000 MM
THE developer of the Anjung Villa Condominium in Sentul Perdana denied that
it was abandoning the project. Instead, it is waiting for the reply to its
application to change the building design to apartments.
for builders 13/7/2000 The Star
The Penang Municipal Council will be asked to formulate guidelines to ensure
developers inform potential buyers of highrise units of any amendments made
to building plans of their units.
projek terbengkalai diwujud 13/07/2000 BH
KERAJAAN merancang mewujudkan semula tabung khas membantu memulihkan projek
perumahan terbengkalai akibat kegawatan ekonomi, kata Timbalan Menteri Perumahan
dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui. Beliau berkata, kementerian
sedang membuat kajian kesesuaian berhubung cadangan itu, selepas Tabung Pemulihan
Projek Terbengkalai yang dikendalikan Bank Negara dimansuhkan pada 1992.
projek terbengkalai 14/07/2000 BH
JACNIC Property Sdn Bhd (JPSB), anak syarikat milik Jacnic Worldwide Sdn Bhd,
melabur RM5 juta dalam projek sulungnya untuk membangunkan semula projek taman
perumahan terbengkalai di Peringat, dekat Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Syarikat itu
yang ditubuhkan Oktober tahun lalu yakin akan memperoleh keuntungan setimpal
menerusi pelaburannya selepas beberapa bulan menganalisis potensi projek terbabit.
dibaiki 18/07/2000 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Kontraktor yang dilantik Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)
untuk membaiki tampalan simen dinding rumah pangsa Sri Tioman II, Gombak,
di sini, mula menjalankan tugas mereka minggu lalu. Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk
Flet Sri Tioman II, Roslan Bian, berkata kontraktor terbabit memecahkan satu
bahagian bangunan untuk mengenal pasti cara mengatasi masalah sebenar.
tahu hak milik strata 19/07/2000 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Masih ramai pihak termasuk pemaju dan pemilik bangunan
tidak mengetahui mengenai hak milik strata walaupun undang-undang itu sudah
dikuatkuasakan sejak 1985. Menterinya, Tan Sri Kasitah Gaddam berkata, walaupun
undang-undang itu sudah dikuatkuasakan namun pengetahuan orang ramai mengenainya
masih kurang memuaskan.
left in the lurch 21/07/2000 MM
SINCE 1977, 63 buyers have been through nightmares trying to get their dream
houses ready. Twenty-three years later, the owners - already in their 40s
and 50s from the low or middle-income group - have yet to move into their
double-storey link-houses in Taman Sri Aman, Kampung Idaman, Pandamaran, Klang.
fund to be revived 21/07/2000 NST
PETALING JAYA, Thurs. - The Cabinet yesterday approved the revival of the
abandoned housing projects fund which was set up during the 1987 recession
but ceased operations in 1992, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk
Ong Ka Ting said today. He said the Ministry submitted a proposal to the Cabinet
in May this year for the revival of the fund (Tabung Pemulihan Perumahan Terbengkalai)
and the Cabinet, at its meeting yesterday approved the fund in consideration
of the numerous projects abandoned during the 1997 economic downturn.
Govt to revive
rehab fund for abandoned housing projects 21/07/2000 BT
A TOTAL of 46 abandoned housing projects in Peninsular Malaysia will be given
a new lease of life following the Cabinet's decision last Wednesday to revive
the Rehabilitation Fund for Abandoned Housing Projects. Housing and Local
Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the ministry had submitted
the proposal to assist these 46 abandoned but viable projects to the Cabinet
rumah terbengkalai dihidup semula 21/07/2000 BH
PETALING JAYA, Khamis - Tabung Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai yang dimansuhkan
Bank Negara pada 1992 akan dihidupkan semula bagi membolehkan 157 projek terbengkalai
dipulihkan semula. Persetujuan untuk menghidupkan semula tabung itu diputuskan
dalam mesyuarat Kabinet, semalam.
kepada pembeli kedua 21/07/2000 HM By Fazallah Pit
KLANG: Pemaju projek perumahan Taman Seri Aman, Kampung Idaman, Pandamaran
dekat sini, didakwa menjual satu lot rumah kepada lebih daripada seorang pembeli.
Syarikat perumahan yang berpejabat di Petaling Jaya itu didakwa menjual separuh
daripada 63 rumah di projek perumahan yang terbengkalai sejak 1997 kepada
`I'm only a
contractor' 21/07/2000 MM
JUST a contractor, not a developer. In a telephone interview yesterday, Integrated
Land Resources Sdn Bhd director K. Balachandran said he was never engaged
as a developer but a contractor to continue work abandoned by the previous
kontrak 10 pemaju rumah 22/07/2000 BH By Rahman Hashim
SELANDAR, Jumaat - Lebih 10 pemaju perumahan terpaksa ditamatkan kontrak perjanjian
kerana kegagalan mereka memulakan projek pembinaan di negeri ini, pada tempoh
ditetapkan. Kerajaan negeri menamatkan semua kontrak perjanjian itu supaya
projek perumahan, khususnya rumah kos rendah, yang sudah diluluskan dapat
dibina dan disiapkan mengikut jadual.
Move to revive
fund for abandoned housing lauded 22/07/2000 NST
MINISTER of Housing and Local Government Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting's announcement
that the fund for abandoned housing projects will be revived has brought cheer
to some 9,331 purchasers who bought houses in 46 projects that were abandoned
by their developers. The fund is to be used to complete 13,855 units of housing
at a cost of RM1.3 billion in projects, which the Government has earmarked
Owners up in
arms over defective houses 25/07/2000 NST-CITY
FRUSTRATED, betrayed and cheated - this is how 262 housebuyers of Subang Bestari,
Shah Alam felt when the houses delivered to them were uncompleted and not
in accordance with the Sales and Purchase agreement. These houses, priced
between RM265,000 and RM370,000 each, were full of defects and unfit for occupancy.
Proposal to amend Strata Titles
Act 26/07/2000 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Land and Co-operative Development Ministry is proposing
an amendment to the Strata Titles Act 1985 to allow applications for strata
titles even if high-rise buildings have not received their certificates of
fitness. Minister Tan Sri Dr Kasitah Gaddam said the amendment would speed
up the application process, which takes between one and three years or even
Places of worship a must in
housing projects 26/07/2000 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - All future housing projects must allocate places of
worship for major religions in the country, Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said today. Ong said presently most housing projects
only incorporated mosques in their plans and this could pose sensitive problems
in the future.
House Buyers Association to the fore 30/07/2000 The Sun
Buying a house involves a huge capital investment and for many people, it
means having to use up a huge chunk, if not all, of the life savings.Most
house buyers also dipped into their EPF sayings or apply for bank loans with
repayment periods which can stretch for as long as 20 or 30 years.
House buyers' nightmare
THE dream of owning their own homes has turned into a nightmare for residents
of Wangsa Intan Klang for the past five years. Located off Jalan Tampin 2,
the 138 units of mixed light industrial shoplot and apartment blocks have
been besetted by numerous problems that stopped many tenants and owners from
Owners to stay out until grouses
solved 31/07/2000 MM
HAVING one or two minor defects in a new home is common these day as housing
developers rush to satisfy those wanting a roof of their own. The residents
of Wangsa Intan Klang have more complaints than that and many are staying
out as long as they are not rectified.
Developer: Problems rectified
OUR units are well taken care of. So said Lion Properties Sdn Bhd, one of
the developers of Wangsa Intan Klang 2 project.