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Sewage plant 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 years now.

Maintenance 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.

Government moves to improve quality of high-rise living 10/07/2000 NST
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.

Hopes dashed 10/07/2000 MM
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 authorities.

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.

New 'rules' 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.

Tabung bantu 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.

Jacnic pulih 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.

Flet retak 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.

Ramai tidak 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.

63 housebuyers 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.

Abandoned housing 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 in May.

Tabung projek 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.

Jual rumah 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 pembeli kedua.

`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 developers.

Melaka tamat 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 for revival.

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 longer.

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 31/07/2000 MM
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 moving in.

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 31/07/2000 MM
OUR units are well taken care of. So said Lion Properties Sdn Bhd, one of the developers of Wangsa Intan Klang 2 project.


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