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Illegal porch, awnings must go on Monday 01/09/2001 MM
COME Monday, residents of Block B of the Riverdale Apartments in Bukit Antarabangsa must remove an illegal car porch and awnings they have built. Ampang Jaya Municipal Council president Ahmad Kabit said the structures must be removed to prevent further landslide.
Only the original title must count 01/09/2001 NST
The recent decision of the Federal Court in the case of Adorna Properties Sdn Bhd v Boonsoon Boonyanit @ Sun Yok Eng (reported at page 241 of 2001 1 Malayan Law Journal) has placed registered owners of landed property in jeopardy. As a result of the decision, land owners may, one morning, find themselves no longer owning their landed properties without any fault or knowledge of their part.
Bar warns lawyers against touting 01/09/2001 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Bar Council president Mah Weng Kwai has threatened lawyers with disciplinary action if they are caught sourcing for business at housing project launches.
20 conned into paying RM200,000 for houses 01/09/2001 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Two men who claimed to have strong political connections have conned 20 people into parting with RM200,000 in deposits for supposedly low-cost houses.
Ministry should clarify inadequacies in strata titles 03/09/2001 NST
AS the owner of a condominium which is expected to get the strata title in the near future, I read with much interest the two letters, "Strata title needs fine-tuning" by S.P.C (NST, June 13,) and "Seeking letter writer to discuss strata title matter" by A.D.T. Raj (NST, June 28). The inadequacies in the Strata Titles Act and its amendments as pointed out by the two writers seem justified, but this may not be so to the Ministry of Land and Co-operative Development which enacted it.
Order to build interchanges first 03/09/2001 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Housing developers must from now on construct proposed interchanges in the areas they want to develop before they will be allowed to build houses. Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said today some developers had reneged on plans to build interchanges and this had resulted in the Government having to build them at a cost of millions of ringgit to alleviate traffic congestion.
Protest signboards put up 03/09/2001 MM
NINETEEN protest signboards were put up yesterday by residents of Taman Wangsa Cheras questioning the proposed development of the green lung there. The main signboard reads "No earthquake! No desperate situation! Yet MB Khir destroy our only green lung!", alluding to Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo's decision last week to allow the developer, Daro (M) Sdn Bhd, to continue building three blocks of 12- storey apartments on the 0.86-hectare site at Jalan Wangsa 2/2.
Pandan Mewah Heights folk upset over poor service 03/09/2001 MM
LIVING in condominiums may not be a pleasant experience after all, as residents of Pandan Mewah Heights in Pandan Mewah, found out. Since moving in three years ago, comfort has been alien to them. Instead, it has been nothing but headaches and sleepless nights.
Poor maintenance makes life unbearable 04/09/2001 MM
SHODDY maintenance! Malathi, who purchased a unit at Sentul Park Apartments last December because of its convenience, says life there has proven to be uncomfortable due to poor maintenance.
Waiting for Dr Khir 04/09/2001 MM
WE want the Menteri Besar to give back our padang! This is one of the demands from a group of Taman Wangsa Cheras residents who are going on a three-day hunger strike to protest against Selangor MB Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo's greenlight for an apartment project at their playground.
Keep to your word, Klang council urged 04/09/2001 MM
RESIDENTS in Jalan Datuk Amar, Klang, are upset that the local authority has not kept its word on consulting them before approving a condominium project. They claimed that the Klang Municipal Council made the promise last September.
Meeting on Selangor Exco's nod for housing project 05/09/2001 NST
THE Selangor Government will chair a meeting between Taman Wangsa Cheras Residents Association and Daro (M) Sdn Bhd to discuss the decision of the State Executive Council on the apartment project at the former playground at Jalan Wangsa 2/2, Taman Wangsa Cheras. Selangor Deputy Menteri Besar and Dusun Tua State Assemblyman Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad said residents would be briefed on the decision of the Exco, which met on last Wednesday, that the developer be allowed to continue the construction of 260 apartments on a vacant land used as a playground.
Boycott threat! 05/09/2001 MM
RESIDENTS of Taman Wangsa Cheras bent on a three-day hunger strike from Friday will snub a pow-wow today supposedly arranged by the Selangor Menteri Besar's office. The residents said yesterday they will meet Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo only if his office issues an official invitation.
State the built-up area for double-storey houses 06/09/2001 NST
WHY is the built-up area for double-storey houses not stated in the sale and purchase agreement? So why are the authorities keeping quiet when approving the sales and advertising permit without checking on this? If they can state the built- up area for apartments why can't they do the same for double-storey houses?
`Call off hunger strike' 06/09/2001 MM
THE Selangor Menteri Besar has asked the Taman Wangsa Cheras residents to call off their hunger strike threat and let him decide on the fate of their green lung. "I have instructed my deputy to prepare a report on the issue to be tabled at the next exco meeting for decision-making," Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo told The Malay Mail last night.
`Green lung' provided for 06/09/2001 MM
THE tussle over a green lung playground in Taman Wangsa Cheras, Kajang, has taken a twist when three families lodged police reports against the housing developer, Daro (M) Sdn Bhd, yesterday. The three families said they would fight to get the green lung back for the residents of Taman Wangsa Cheras.
Residents want signboard taken down 06/09/2001 MM
UNLESS the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) takes down a developer's proposed project signboard at Jalan Wangsa 2/2 by today, the residents there will continue with their hunger strike plan. Taman Wangsa Cheras Residents' Association chairman Chang Kim Ming said they want the local authority to take down the signboard immediately to show that they (MPKj) are sincere in their actions.
Doing nothing 07/09/2001 NST-PROP
IN the property industry, the developer with an innate understanding of the market and what it is willing to accept at any given time is destined for the top of the heap if it is not already there. Now, the only reason why a developer's ability to read the market seems innate is because the majority of the pack are doing it with their eyes closed. Sure, making the right moves in the industry is not easy but it's not rocket science, either. The challenge is in seeing the writing on the wall or reading between the lines, whichever adage you prefer.
Towards defect insurance 07/09/2001 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
POOR quality and shoddy workmanship are two issues the property industry has been wrestling with since the boom in mass housing began in the early 80s.
Reinventing the SPA 07/09/2001 NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
BOTH the print and electronic media have been telling us that Malaysia is (and has been for some time) facing a property glut or, if you prefer their terminology, property overhang. While understandably there is some disagreement on the extent or gravity of the problem faced by our housing industry, most commentators and analysts seem to be in agreement that the problem will not go away soon. Waiting is never easy for most people and extremely hard for developers with a large number of unsold properties. This brings forth the question - what have these developers done so far to resolve their predicament? Have they put on their thinking caps and come out with some effective strategies to bring about brisk sales of their stock?
Mending the cracks 07/09/2001 NST-PROP
THE aspirations of developer Hicom-Gamuda Development Sdn Bhd to achieve an unsullied reputation as a developer of quality housing for the masses hit a snag when complaints about defects in a batch of houses being constructed in its Kota Kemunibg development were highlighted in the media recently. According to reports, 40 purchasers of double-storey terrace houses pegged between RM225,000 and RM343,000 in the township's phase RP4 cried foul when cracks were detected in some of the units being built. They demanded that remedial action be taken to rectify the problem and in addition, asked for a 35 per cent discount on the price of the house.
Hunger strike is OFF! 07/09/2001 MM
THE hunger strike is OFF! Residents of Taman Wangsa Cheras decided to postpone it pending the Selangor Government's decision on the fate of their playground.
Kajang to come up with report on Wangsa Cheras 08/09/2001 NST
KAJANG Municipal Council will come up with a report in 14 days detailing the views of the Taman Wangsa Cheras Residents Association and the developer of Taman Wangsa Cheras, Daro (M) Sdn Bhd, as well as the council's own assessment on the solution to the apartment project at the former playground at Jalan Wangsa 2/2, Taman Wangsa Cheras. Selangor Deputy Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the council would have to submit the report to the Selangor State Economic Action Council (MTEN) for further review before it is tabled at the State Executive Council meeting.
Syor mestikan pemaju pasang sistem penggera 08/09/2001 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Kerajaan harus mewajibkan pemaju perumahan memasang sistem penggera kebakaran dan alat pemadam api untuk semua projek perumahan sebagai syarat mandatori.
We give up! 10/09/2001 MM
UNABLE to maintain the upkeep of their medium cost apartments due to lack of support and cooperation, the residents of the Puchong Indah 1 Apartments gave it up! They have now approached the developer, S.P.Setia Berhad, to maintain the cleanliness of the 400 units of the four blocks of apartments in Jalan Indah 1, Puchong with the help of Serdang MP, Datuk Yap Pian Hon.
Housing plan for middle income folk 10/09/2001 The Star
LOW medium-cost units must be included in future housing projects, according to a proposal to be submitted to the Cabinet soon. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said a study showed that low medium-cost houses were in great demand but short in supply.
Siting housing schemes near quarries is just too close for comfort 12/09/2001 NST
A RECENT rock blasting incident in Sungai Siput should serve as an eye opener for the authorities not to approve housing projects close to quarries. Last week, a blasting work at Gunung Kanthan caused rocks of varying sizes to fall into the Taman Dovenby residential area, hitting roofs and windows of several homes.
Free legal fees misleading 14/09/2001 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
PROPERTY development is a competitive game and unfortunately for the industry, it can no longer just build and wait for the buyers to come like they did in the past.
End to long land title wait 14/09/2001 NST
AFTER waiting for nearly two decades, housebuyers of Taman Sri Watan in Ampang will finally get individual land titles for their properties. And it's all thanks to the Selangor Government which decided to give blanket approval to the transfer of titles.
More transparency, please 14/09/2001 NST-PROP
SOME months back, Andrew assigned one of my colleagues, Yoges, to do an article on a prominent emerging township in the Klang Valley, a task she approached with much enthusiasm. However, her enthusiasm fizzled out considerably after several attempts to touch base with the developer's marketing department failed. It was not for want of trying on Yoges' part, I can tell you. The poor girl made many phone calls, sent e-mails and faxes and even went to the developer's office, but to no avail. Most of the time, the marketing manager did not bother to respond to Yoges' communiques and when she did, she was curt to the point of rudeness. As you can expect, Yoges' enthusiasm turned to disgust and annoyance at such an attitude.
Complete project or face action, developer told 14/09/2001 The Star
KOTA RAJA assemblyman Kamala Ganapathy has urged the developer of an abandoned housing project in Taman Bunga Ros, Klang, to complete the project. 
Establishing a smart home standard 15/09/2001 MM
IT is all well and good that information technology has pervaded all facets of our lives. In property development, we have seen the likes of intelligent buildings and smart homes which aside from improving the comfort and convenience of its occupants have also become marketing tools of developers to sell their properties. But as far as residential properties are concerned, there is no semblance whatsoever of a common benchmark to define what a smart home is. There is now a move by the Copper Development Centre (CDC) whose headquarters is in New York, to establish a standard in the form of a recognisable brand that would enable both the property development industry to build and the buying market to identify houses that are indeed intelligent.
Invest, not speculate 16/09/2001 MB
ONE OF the biggest frustrations for foreigners investing in property in Malaysia is the difficulty in getting a Grade A building with a good covenant which provides rental income at rack rent but at the right yield. Yields in Malaysia are still very low. This is despite the expectations of many funds after assessing the property market's vulnerability following the 1997 regional financial crisis. Apart from a couple of famous but unusual sales, nearly all transactions have yields below 8 per cent net, with internal rates of return (IRRs) below 12 per cent on a seven-year exit and 50 per cent funding basis.
Merge Housing to buy Westcourt for RM10m cash 17/09/2001 BT
RECENTLY-listed Merge Housing Bhd (MHB) has proposed to buy another 49 per cent in property developer Westcourt Corp Sdn Bhd, three months after agreeing to buy a 51 per cent stake from Puncak Niaga Bhd's Tan Sri Rozali Ismail. Merge Housing will now buy 100 per cent of Westcourt for RM10 million cash, instead of 51 per cent for RM5 million as agreed earlier in June, the company said last week.
Shoddy repairs blamed for water disruptions 17/09/2001 MM
RESIDENTS of City Hall's Block C longhouses in Pantai Dalam are bracing themselves for another month of water supply disruptions before moving to their new homes. The 140-odd families blamed poor workmanship by contractors sent by the developer of their new low-cost units to maintain the longhouses which they have been residing for 15 years.
Political intervention for Semabok 19/09/2001 MM
WHEN a project is entirely "commercial" in nature the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 is excluded altogether. As such developers undertaking such a project need not apply for a housing developer's license. What is the effect of such exclusion? In a nutshell, the purchasers have no specific law to protect them. They are governed by the general principles of contract law. If things go wrong, they cannot seek the protection of the Housing Act, nor to my mind will the Housing Ministry be inclined (or be in a position, even if they want) to help them.
Remedial work at Riverdale being carried out 19/09/2001 MM
WORK to repair the eroded slope near Block B of the Riverdale Apartments in Bukit Antarabangsa is being carried out. Ampang Jaya Municipal Council public relations officer Norhayati Ahmad said the developer, Zed Enterprise Sdn Bhd, has begun the remedial work.
Complex owner ordered to make premises safe 20/09/2001 NST
THE owner of a leading shopping complex in Kajang has been ordered to take remedial steps to prevent the building from turning into a potential "fire trap." The warning was issued by the Selangor Fire and Rescue Services Department to Winnie Plaza shopping complex in Taman Sungai Chua where the department found, among others, that the emergency doors were left permanently locked and other fire safety measures were lacking.
Decision put off again! 20/09/2001 MM
WANGSA CHERAS residents are upset over the Selangor Government's move yesterday to yet again delay its decision on the fate of a playground for two weeks pending further studies. They want an explanation from the State authorities, says the area's residents association's secretary, Rozlan Shaaban, following a two-hour committee meeting last night.
Residents pledge to continue fight against project 20/09/2001 MM
FOR years, Taman Wangsa Cheras residents have been fighting to stop development on their playground in Jalan Wangsa 2/2. It started with a move to develop the open space in 1999 when 16 Taman Mudun residents were promised relocation in Taman Wangsa Cheras by developer Venice Hill Resort Living Sdn Bhd.
Minister mulls use of section 11 21/09/2001 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
The property industry possibly be on the verge of breaking new ground in terms of consumer protection. The Minister of Housing and Local Government Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting is considering exercising his powers under section 11 of the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act, 1966 (HDA) in respect of the Majestic Heights project.
Prosecution on the cards 21/09/2001 NST-PROP
IT will be the first time since the enactment of the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act in 1966 that the Minister of Housing and Local Government is considering the use of his powers under section 11. Section 11 was enacted for the protection of purchasers' interests with the government being given the opportunity and power to take the lead in the matter. Under this section, the Minister can even direct a developer to present a petition to wind-up its business.
`Form associations to benefit from law' 21/09/2001 BT
OCCUPANTS of high-rise units should form an association in order to benefit from a proposed law which will require developers to hand over maintenance of the building to the residents after a certain period. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas said yesterday that the ministry was half way through drafting the Common Building and Property Management and Maintenance Bill.
Pay fee in advance 21/09/2001 MM
CAN a developer make condominium buyers pay their maintenance fee a year in advance? This is what Wah wants to know after she was told to pay RM936 in maintenance fee for her newly acquired condominium in Sungai Long, Kajang.
Kerajaan sedia bantu jika pemaju mahu kerjasama 21/09/2001 Berita Harian
PORT DICKSON, Khamis - Sikap pemaju perumahan yang melarikan diri apabila projek menghadapi masalah hingga terbengkalai, adalah antara punca utama projek bermasalah itu sukar diatasi.Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Thiam, berkata penyelesaian masalah projek terbengkalai memerlukan kerjasama pemaju terbabit.
Pemilik kondo tunggu sijil hak milik strata 10 tahun 21/9/2001 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Seramai 675 pemilik unit di Kondominium Palm Court di Brickfileds, di sini, kesal dengan sikap pemaju yang melengah-lengahkan pemberian sijil hak milik strata.
`Kerajaan sedia bantu jika pemaju mahu kerjasama' 21/09/2001 BH
PORT DICKSON, Khamis - Sikap pemaju perumahan yang melarikan diri apabila projek menghadapi masalah hingga terbengkalai, adalah antara punca utama projek bermasalah itu sukar diatasi.Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Thiam, berkata penyelesaian masalah projek terbengkalai memerlukan kerjasama pemaju terbabit.Katanya, kerajaan tidak dapat berbuat apa-apa jika pemaju perumahan melarikan diri."Jika pemaju terbabit sedia bekerjasama, kerajaan negeri akan mencarijalan membantu mereka meneruskan projek hingga siap," katanya di sini.Beliau berkata, antara bantuan yang boleh diberi termasuk mendapatkan pemaju lain untuk mengambil alih projek.Selain itu, katanya, kerajaan sedia mengecualikan pemaju projek terbengkalai membayar denda lewat cukai tanah jika berusaha memajukan semula projek hingga siap.Bagaimanapun, katanya berdasarkan pengalaman pemaju perumahan bermasalah terus melarikan diri."Dalam satu kes, saya cuba menghubungi satu pemaju perumahan di negerilain yang mempunyai projek terbengkalai di negeri ini, tetapi semua panggilan tidak dilayan," katanya.Sementara itu, katanya, pembeli rumah yang mempunyai masalah dengan pemaju boleh membuat aduan kepada kerajaan negeri.Katanya, ada satu jawatankuasa khas di Wisma Negeri yang menerima aduan pembeli rumah dan setakat ini, jawatankuasa itu menyelesaikan beberapa masalah pengadu. Pembeli rumah sebelum ini mendakwa sukar membuat aduan untuk menyelesaikan masalah mereka seperti pembinaan rumah tidak berkualiti danrumah lambat diserahkan.Dr Yeow memberi jaminan jawatankuasa itu akan berusaha membantu menyelesaikan masalah pengadu.
No sign of low-cost homes for squatters in Salak South 21/09/2001 MM
WHEN squatters of Kampung Taiyen in Salak South were displaced to make way for the Besraya highway, they were promised low-cost flats in 30 months. That was in 1997. Today, there is no sign of the flats. Worse, the developers, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and MBSB, are only willing to extend their RM300 rental subsidy for only two months.
Ong: Cabinet to study draft of Housing Development bill 22/09/2001 NST
ALOR GAJAH, Fri. - The Cabinet will get to scrutinise in a fortnight the draft of the Housing Development Bill which seeks to bring about a win-win situation for both developers and home-buyers. A salient feature of the draft bill is a provision for the establishment of a housing tribunal to hear buyers' claims of not exceeding RM25,000, the Housing and Development Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.
Residents can take over maintenance services 22/09/2001 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Residents will be able to take over the maintenance of condominiums after a certain time period under the proposed Common Properties and Building Management and Maintenance Act. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas said today that the act will also address problems involving strata titles and maintenance fees.
Seminar on earthquake awareness next week 22/09/2001 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Board of Engineers Malaysia will organise a Seismic Risk seminar on Tuesday to raise awareness on earthquakes in the country. In a statement today, BEM said the seminar would expose the earthquake design principles to engineers, render professional services on earthquake regions and promote the application of rubber bearings for earthquake protection.
SPNB to focus on comfortable low-and-medium cost houses 24/09/2001 BT
SYARIKAT Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) will be concentrating on building comfortable low-and-medium cost houses for the low income group as well as continuing with efforts to revitalise abandoned housing projects in Malaysia. Chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said SPNB has made a thorough planning in building low-cost houses resulting in the company adopting to a new set of policy and objectives started in August, 2000.
Developer bows to demand to wind up 25/09/2001 NST
PENANG, Mon. - For more than 3,000 house buyers of Majestic Heights Sdn Bhd's Taman Terubong Indah, hope springs anew for the abandoned project to be revived after six years when the developer today conceded to their petition that the housing development company be wound-up. The developer's concession follows the landmark action by the Housing Minister to invoke Section 11(1)(d) of the Housing Developers' (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 directing Majestic Heights, to voluntarily wind up or risk prosecution under Section 19 of the Housing Act.
Housing plan in all constituencies 25/09/2001 NST
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd, a subsidiary of the Finance Ministry, plans to develop low- and medium-cost housing projects at every State constituency. SPNB chairman Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the company's goal, since assuming the role of an integrated housing developer last year, was to build 75,000 units of houses by 2004.
Cheer for Kampung Baiduri squatters 25/09/2001 MM
AFTER 10 years of waiting, squatters at Kampung Baiduri in Petaling Jaya can now look forward to owning their low-cost flats in two years' time. This is because the proposed development of their low-cost flats, promised by the authorities a decade ago, will finally take off soon, once details are finalised between the local authorities and the newly- appointed developer, Taipan Focus Sdn Bhd.
Get rid of 1% fee - Ministry to see if administrative charges can be waived 25/09/2001 The Star
THE Housing and Local Government ministry will carry out a study to determine if the one per cent application charge imposed by property developers on house buyers before the strata title is issued can be waived.
No ban on roof-top towers 26/09/2001 NST
MUAR, Tues. - The Government does not prohibit telecommunications companies from installing transmitters on top of shopping centres or in places located more than 150 metres from houses. Bernama reports that Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the guidelines on installation of roof-top transmitters, which have been in force since 1995, would continue to be used until studies showed that such equipment was harmful to human health.
Dr. Koh gives assurance on unsold bumiputra lots 26/09/2001 The Star
PENANG Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has assured developers he will try to convince the Deputy Prime Minister on the need to review the formula and mechanism for the release of unsold bumiputra housing units.
3,000 can now look forward to their dream home 26/09/2001 The Star
PENANG: About 3,000 purchasers of the stalled Majestic Heights project need not wait long for their dream home to materialise as the company has agreed to wind up.
More protection for house buyers Developers made more liable for projects, penalties increased 27/09/2001 NST By Carolyn Hong
The Cabinet has approved extensive changes to the law to better protect house buyers, including holding developers responsible for their projects even after their licences have lapsed.
Pemaju gagal patuhi perjanjian boleh didenda RM500,000 27/09/2001 BH
KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis – Pemaju projek perumahan yang gagal mematuhi terma perjanjian, termasuk gagal menyiapkan projek mengikut jadual, boleh didenda sehingga RM500,000 selain premis perniagaan digeledah bagi mendapatkan bukti untuk tujuan pendakwaan.
CF woes: City Hall confident of clearing backlog 27/9/2001  The Star By Angela Rao
CITY HALL is confident it will be able to settle the problem of houses without Certificates of Fitness (CF) soon. Some of the houses were built more than 10 years ago.
Shahrizat: Errant developers delay squatter relocation  27/9/2001  The Star By Dalilah Ibrahim
ERRANT developers who fail to carry out low-cost and middle-cost housing projects for the relocation of squatters have been told to give back the projects to the Government.
It's unfair punishment, claim flats residents 27/09/2001 MM
COLLECTIVE punishment - this is how residents of Desa Aman flats described a two-day cut in water suppy to their homes in Cheras. Water was only restored at 5.30pm yesterday after residents spoke to The Malay Mail.
No proposal to revive RM300mil project 27/09/2001 The Star By Devid Rajah and Christina Tan at the Malacca State Assembly yesterday
THE state government has not received any proposal from developers to revive the RM300mil Bandar Melaka Utama project in Semabok, which was abandoned in 1998, said Chief Minister Datuk Wira Mohd Ali Rustam.
Major changes to the law to protect house buyers 28/09/2001 NST By Carolyn Hong
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. — The Cabinet has approved extensive changes to the law to better protect house buyers, including holding developers responsible for their projects even after their licences have lapsed.
A common `weapon' used by developer 28/09/2001 MM
WATER seems to be the primary "weapon" used by developers and management corporations to compel highrise building and flats residents to pay maintenance fees. Over the years, The Malay Mail has highlighted their plight.
Don't threaten residents with water cut 28/09/2001 MM
THREATS to cut water supply should not be used to collectively punish residents of highrise buildings due to the fault of a few. MCA Cheras youth deputy head Lee Boon Kok said developers and management corporations should not use it to compel residents in flats and condominium to pay the maintenance fees.
More protection under Housing Act 28/09/2001 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The much-awaited amendment to the Housing Developers Act is expected to be tabled in Parliament next month to promote greater accountability from developers and protection for housebuyers.
Pemaju ingkar boleh didenda RM500,000 28/09/2001 Berita Harian
KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Pemaju projek perumahan yang gagal mematuhi erma perjanjian, termasuk gagal menyiapkan projek mengikut jadual, boleh didenda sehingga RM500,000 selain premis perniagaan digeledah bagi mendapatkan bukti untuk tujuan pendakwaan.
Empat projek rumah masih terbengkalai 29/09/2001 Berita Harian
MELAKA, Jumaat - Empat projek perumahan di negeri ini dikenal pasti masih terbengkalai walaupun beberapa usaha sudah dilakukan untuk membolehkan projek itu disambung semula.
Pemaju anggap pindaan akta terlalu tegas 29/09/2001Berita Harian
KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat – Persatuan Pemaju Hartanah dan Perumahan Malaysia (Rehda) menyifatkan cadangan Pindaan Akta Pemaju Perumahan (kawalan dan perlesenan) 1966 yang akan dibentangkan di Parlimen bulan depan, terlalu ‘tegas’.
Upset over water cut  29/09/2001 NST
IRATE residents of Taman Desa Aman Flats in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, have issued an ultimatum to their developer, Real Prop Sdn Bhd, after their water supply was cut by the Selangor Waterworks Department last Monday. They have threatened to demonstrate in front of the Real Prop office if it does not settle its arrears it owed to the waterworks department (JBA).
Residents against unfair compensation rates 29/09/2001 MM
RESIDENTS of Villa OUG in Jalan Awan Dandan in Taman Yarl are again at odds with the developer of their condominium. And this time it is over their Liquidated Ascertainable Damages (LAD) which the developer, Brisdale Sdn Bhd, owes the residents.
Empat projek rumah masih terbengkalai 29/09/2001 BH
MELAKA, Jumaat - Empat projek perumahan di negeri ini dikenal pasti masih terbengkalai walaupun beberapa usaha sudah dilakukan untuk membolehkan projek itu disambung semula. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan, Kerajaan Tempatan dan Alam Sekitar negeri, Datuk Mo'min Abdul Aziz, berkata antara projek perumahan itu ialah Taman Seri Bertam, Taman Kota Laksamana dan Taman Sejati Merlimau.
Segerakan pengeluaran CF 29/9/2001 HM
SUBANG JAYA: Semua pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) di Selangor diminta menangani segera sebarang kelewatan berhubung pemberian Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) kepada pemaju perumahan.

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