dalaman bocor punca bil air melambung
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) mengenal
pasti 117 kediaman di Bandar Baru Sungai Buaya, Rawang mengalami kebocoran
paip dalaman sehingga menyebabkan bil air yang diterima tinggi. Pengurus
Jabatan Perhubungan Awamnya, Raja Emylia Raja Datuk Lope Ahmad, berkata
pihaknya mengadakan perjumpaan dengan pemaju pada Oktober tahun lalu bagi
membincangkan kes kebocoran dialami penduduk kawasan itu.
Residents lack commitment, say RAs
City Hall director-general Salleh Yusop was not exaggerating when he said
on Sunday that only a handful of Residents Associations (RA) are active in
combating crime and beautifying their areas. T
Calling buyers of Adorna Diamond Complex units
02/03/2005 The Star-North
Adorna Diamond Complex unit purchasers are urged to attend a meeting this
Sunday to decide the next course of action towards reviving the abandoned
project. Ad-hoc action committee chairman Simon Cheng urged the 90
purchasers of the light industrial units to attend the meeting to discuss
the appointment of a receiver to take over the project in Gurdwara Road.
Ceroboh hutan: Penguat kuasa
cuai juga patut dihukum 02/03/2005 Berita Harian Sang Lamri
ISU pembangunan berhampiran Taman Pertanian Malaysia Bukit Cahaya Seri
Alam yang mencetuskan kontroversi kerana menjejaskan sistem ekologi dan
alam sekitar di kawasan berkenaan, nampaknya sudah mula reda. Barangkali
juga isu itu sudah dianggap selesai, terutama selepas empat pemaju didakwa
di Mahkamah Sesyen Shah Alam lebih seminggu lalu.
KAJANG: Perjuangan selama 10 tahun pekerja Ladang Braemar, Batu 13, di
sini untuk mendapatkan rumah daripada pemilik ladang itu berjaya selepas
mereka menerima kunci rumah masing-masing, semalam. Sebelum ini, 17
keluarga yang tinggal di ladang berkenaan sebagai buruh diarah keluar dari
rumah masing-masing selepas ladang berkenaan yang dimiliki Golden Hope
Plantations dijual kepada Saujana Impian untuk dibangunkan.
Misteri gegaran setiap malam
Kehidupan hampir 800 penduduk Kampung Sungai Pusu, di sini diselubungi
misteri serta bimbangkan keselamatan diri dan keluarga kerana hampir
setiap malam dikejutkan letupan dan gegaran kuat sejak dua minggu
Selangor has bulk of
residential units 03/03/2005 The Sun
KUALA LUMPUR: Supply of residential units in the country rose marginally
by 1.3 % to 3,401,687 units in the third quarter of last year (3Q2004)
from the same period in 2003. This was revealed in the latest Residential
Property Market Report prepared by the National Property Information
Centre (Napic), which was released in late January. Napic comes under the
purview of the Ministry of Finance's Valuation and Property Services
rosak teruk dipukul ribut
Sekurang-kurangnya 40 rumah dan 10 unit pangsapuri di dua kawasan kediaman
rosak teruk apabila dilanda angin kencang, manakala 39 kereta kemek
ditimpa kayu ketika hujan lebat di Lembah Klang, petang semalam.
wreaks havoc in city
KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - An evening thunderstorm wreaked havoc in the Klang
Valley, with two residential areas in Shah Alam and Jalan Klang Lama the
worst hit. The storm damaged scores of houses and cars which were hit by
falling debris as roof tiles and wooden trusses were blown away.
04/03/2005 HM BEKAS PERAJURIT KECEWA, Kuala Lumpur
BUNTU fikiran saya memikirkan masalah rumah yang dibeli di Taman
Datuk Abdul Rashid, Jalan Pelabuhan, Kuantan, Pahang tetapi terbengkalai
sejak 1994. Kami sabar menunggu janji manis pemaju. Jika pemaju itu sudah
kehabisan modal mengapa tidak serahkan saja kepada Syarikat Perumahan
Negara Berhad (SPNB)?
PETALING JAYA, Thurs. - The State Government will withdraw the RM7,000
subsidy for low-cost houses from next year. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr
Mohd Khir Toyo said applicants would have to pay the full RM42,000 for a
Denial syndrome has to stop
now 04/03/2005 NST
I REFER to the development and destruction of forest in Bukit Cerakah near
Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agricultural Park (NST, March 2). The parties
concerned have given their respective stories. The next move would be the
follow-up action by the authorities against the developers and other
parties or individuals, if any, found responsible.
MB's response still leaves questions
THE much awaited response from Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd
Khir Toyo leaves many questions unanswered.
Selangor low-cost houses
to cost more 04/03/2005 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Low-cost houses for squatters in Selangor will cost more
from next year when the state government ends its subsidy of about RM7,000
Sinking fund reality check
05/03/2005 NST-PROP National House Buyers Association
Project fails to materialise
05/03/2005 The Star
THERE have been two launching ceremonies for the low-cost housing project
in Merbau Kudung, Sungai Dua, Penang, in the last five years. However, the
site remains vacant, with no construction activity.
Pahang puts off low-cost plan due to RM15m loan arrears
05/03/2005 The Star
Faced with RM15mil in loan arrears from low-cost houseowners, the Pahang
government has had to put off building more than 400 houses for low-income
Cahaya Issue Prompts Reaction From At Least Two State Govts
At least two state governments have responded positively for the
environment following the reported degradation around the Bukit Cahaya
Seri Alam Agriculture Park in Selangor.
Stop using lack of enforcement as
an excuse 06/03/2005 Sunday Star
Sunday Star Says...
IN a few days, nine companies will be charged in court for damaging the
environment around the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agriculture Park. Local
authorities would also lose their power to approve development projects in
environmentally sensitive areas.
Seven of the companies would be charged with undertaking earthworks
without prior approval from the city council.
Classifies 100 Slopes As Critical, In Danger Of Collapse
The Public Works Department (JKR) has classified more than 100 slopes,
many along roads and residential areas located near hills, in the country
as critical, meaning there is the danger of collapse.
Ong: Councils ignoring directive
Many local councils are disregarding a Cabinet directive to appoint area
officers to monitor developments on the ground. Local Government and
Housing Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the appointment of area
officers (AOs) would enable local authorities to respond swiftly to any
Penghuni dakwa kena main
Penduduk flet Taman Medan Cahaya Fasa 1, di sini, kecewa dengan sikap
pemaju dan kontraktor penyelenggaraan kerana gagal menyelesaikan pelbagai
masalah di kawasan itu.
tentera hampa rumah terbengkalai
08/03/2005 BH BEKAS ASKAR KECEWA, Kuala Lumpur.
get keys to their flats after 13 long years
After waiting for 13 years, Taman Bukit Angkasa medium low-cost flat
buyers finally received the keys to their homes yesterday.
Housing Project May Pollute Water At Klang Gates Dam
One of the oldest dams in the country, the Klang Gates Dam, which supplies
water to some three million people in the Klang Valley may be threatened
Time to design stronger buildings
11/03/2005 The Star
Developers of high-rise buildings should incorporate seismic resistance
features into their building designs to enable the structures to withstand
earthquakes and other disasters, including tsunamis.
Collect your strata titles, owners urged
11/03/2005 The Star
WAITING for nearly three decades to obtain strata title for a property is
a long time. But, to search for owners so that the Land Office can issue
them their titles can take just as long. T
Residents in fear of falling rocks
11/03/2005 The Star
RESIDENTS along Jalan Kasa-wari in Puchong Jaya are fearful
that rocks from a hill slope will fall onto roads near their homes.
Ticks Off Developers For Damaging The Environment
Three companies which pleaded guilty to developing land without permission
near the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agricultural Park here which was exposed
by the media last month came under fire by the Sessions Court here for
destroying the environment.
Developer Sued For Carrying Out Project On Soccer Field 11/03/2005
Residents of several apartments in Bandar Baru Sentul here Friday filed a
suit against the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Mayor and a developer for
allegedly carrying out a development project on their football field and a
Buyers Up The Wall 11/03/2005 The Star
House buyers of Taman Medan Klebang Restu in Chemor, near Ipoh,
thought their dream homes were ready.
file writ to stop building of condo
KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - About 20,000 residents of Bandar Baru Sentul today
filed a writ in the High Court to stop the construction of a RM240 million
condominium on their playing field. The writ was filed by five leaders of
residents' associations in the area against Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur and
developer Kejuruteraan Bintai Kindenko Sdn Bhd.
Court right to fine PKNS
Action will be taken against anyone who breaks the law, even if it is a
subsidiary of the State Government, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd
Khir Toyo avows.
Selangor To Act Against Erring Subsidiaries Only After Probe
The Selangor government will conduct a thorough investigation before
taking action against its erring subsidiaries, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr
Mohamad Khir Toyo said Saturday.
Amfinance, Ferrier pulihkan Sri Impian
AmFinance Bhd. dan Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn. Bhd. mengumumkan hari ini
mereka akan memulihkan pembinaan projek Kondominium Sri Impian di Jalan
Ang Seng, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, yang sebelum ini dihentikan.
Residents fear for
fate of Bukit Kiara 12/03/2005 The Star By CHOW HOW BAN WHEN All
Asia Networks Broadcast Centre (Astro) was set up in Bukit Jalil in 1996,
residents and joggers frequenting Bukit Kiara in Kuala Lumpur sighed with
relief as the green belt remained intact.
PKNS fined RM330,000
SHAH ALAM, Fri. - Several developers responsible for the destruction of the
green belt near Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam were hauled to court today.
Got head but no tail
13/03/2005 Sunday Star Mangai Balasegaram
Minister: Focus on enforcement, not penalties
The clamour for stiffer penalties by the public is misplaced, de facto Law
Minister Datuk Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said today. Instead, the focus should be
on the enforcement of current laws.
Elected reps must act responsibly
18/03/2005 The Sun Concerned Citizen
REHDA Ready To Comply
With New EIA Report Requirement 18/03/2005 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 (Bernama) -- The Real Estate and Housing
Developers' Association Malaysia (REHDA) has welcome Prime Minister Datuk
Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's instruction making it compulsory for
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports for developments with a size
of 20 hectares and above.
Takut bumbung kondo jatuh lagi
Penghuni Kondominium Villa Lagenda, di sini bimbang keselamatan mereka
terancam berikutan insiden bumbung kondominium berkenaan jatuh, Isnin lalu.
Kaji semula CF kondominium
KUALA LUMPUR - Penghuni Kondominium Wira Legenda dekat Selayang di
sini mempersoalkan kelulusan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) untuk premis
kediaman mereka itu ekoran insiden bumbung dan rangkanya tercabut akibat
diterbangkan angin Ispin lalu.
sekitar: Wajarkah pemaju sahaja dihukum? 19/03/2005
Utusan AZIZ MAJID, Gerik, Perak.
New building guidelines may
include quakeproof measures 30/03/2005The Sun
The Peninsular Malaysia Town and Country Planning Department is planning
guidelines for building structures to take into consideration foundations
that can withstand earthquakes.
despite cracks all over
21/03/2005 The Star
A GROUP of residents from Taman Lembah Maju Apartments wants the Ampang
Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) to retract the Certificate of Fitness for
Occupation issued for their units in December.
concerns and stop-work order hit 'Gold Coast' project
The Selangor government is in a quandary whether to go ahead with a RM4bil
project to turn the Sepang district coastline into a beach resort to rival
the Gold Coast in Australia.
title delays still the main grouse of house buyers
21/03/2005 The Star
National House Buyers Association (HBA).
Daunting obstacles face abandoned project
21/03/2005 The Sun
Mas Kiara. That was the name of the abandoned condominium in Sungei
Penchala just next to Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Penantian rumah 20 tahun
berakhir 21/03/2005 Kosmo
KUALA LUMPUR - Penantian selama 20 tahun bagi 252 keluarga setinggan rumah
panjang Kampung Kerinchi berakhir dengan penyerahan kunci perumahan rumah
pangsa P20, Taman Bukit Angkasa, Pantai Dalam kelmarin.
REDHA: Sektor pembinaan
tidak terjejas 21/03/2005 UtusanKUALA LUMPUR 20 Mac - Sektor
pembinaan negara ini diyakini tidak akan terjejas dengan langkah tegas
yang sedang dijalankan kerajaan untuk menghantar pulang pendatang asing
Developers Build Interchanges, Local Authorities Told
The Works Ministry Tuesday asked local authorities not to approve projects
near highways before developers build or pay the cost of building
interchanges linking their projects to the highways.
Projek Plaza Rakyat terus dilanda krisis
Projek pembinaan Plaza Rakyat, bersebelahan Hentian Puduraya, yang
terbengkalai akibat krisis kewangan serantau 1999, kini sekali lagi berada
dalam krisis ekoran konflik antara pemaju dengan kontraktornya.
Onus on developers
23/03/2005 The Star
Developers of high-density housing and commercial projects will have to
bear the cost of building an interchange if their property is located near
Fire-fighting plan under fire
KUALA LUMPUR: To prevent fire-fighting equipment from being stolen and
vandalised, City Hall's housing management division had given
representatives of each floor at the Jalan Pudu Hulu high-rise flats here
a hose to keep. This turned out to be fortunate as, when fire broke out at
technician Abdul Aziz Hat's unit on the 14th floor of Block A on Monday
night, the hose-keeper was home and he teamed up with neighbours to put
out the fire.
23/03/2005 NST Editorial
Developers seek concurrent approval for project, EIA
24/03/2005 The Star
Developers are increasingly resorting to ''double submissions'' of
applications to get their projects started before obtaining the
environmental impact assessment (EIA) approval, according to a senior
House buyers caution against letting project consultants issue CFs
While the National House Buyers' Association (HBA) lauds Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's recent suggestion that the Certificate
of Fitness (CF) be issued by professional project consultants, the
association cautions that there may be several drawbacks.
force 108 from homes 24/03/2005 NST
One hundred and eight residents of 20 homes in Air Panas, Setapak, were
evacuated after their houses were rendered unsafe for occupation this
Bumbung kondo tak jatuh jika pemaju patuhi peraturan
Kejadian bumbung Blok A Kondominium Villa Lagenda, Taman Desa Bakti,
Selayang, yang terjatuh dan menghempap sebuah kereta milik penghuni
sehingga rosak teruk tidak akan berlaku jika pemaju mematuhi peraturan
pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT).
Peruntukan RMK-8 bina balai polis terbengkalai
KUALA TERENGGANU: Kementerian Keselamatan Dalam Negeri akan memberi
keutamaan melaksanakan semua projek pembinaan ibu pejabat polis termasuk
projek balai polis terbengkalai di seluruh negara dalam Rancangan Malaysia
Kesembilan (RMK-9) mulai tahun depan. Timbalan Menterinya, Datuk Noh Omar,
berkata peruntukan untuk pembinaan projek terbengkalai dalam Rancangan
Malaysia Kelapan (RMK-8) itu dibawa ke RMK-9 dan pelaksanaan projek
berkenaan akan diberi keutamaan.
Setapak, 20 families evacuated 24/03/2005 Malay Mail By Dennis
Chua Mar 24:Twenty families at the City Hall longhouses in Jalan Ayer
Panas, Setapak, were evacuated after their homes were damaged by a ‘mini
earthquake’ during a thunderstorm yesterday. Apart from the houses, a
kindergarten, three shops and a multi-purpose hall were also damaged by
the tremors, which occurred at 3.45pm.
Penang Home Hire-Purchase
Scheme Burdensome 24/03/2005 Bernama Special Report By Siti
PENANG, March 24 (Bernama) -- The hire-purchase concept introduced by the
Penang government to give an opportunity for the low-income group to own
houses through public housing projects has been a burden to the
CCC decision could open can of worms, says HBA
THE National House Buyers Association (HBA) is unhappy with the
Government's move to replace the local authority-issued Certificate of
Fitness for Occupation (CF) for completed housing with certification by
industry professionals, who will issue the Certificate of Completion and
Compliance (CCC). "Abolishing the CF for housing could open a new can of
worms. Should we risk our safety, even lives, in the name of speed?" asked
HBA secretary-general Chang Kim Loong.
More high-rise homes have pre-MCs
26/03/2005 The Star
ALMOST half of Seri Kembangan constituency’s high-rise residential
buildings now have their own Pre-MCs or pre-management corporations.
RM32,100 in housing scam
KUALA LUMPUR: They were desperate to own houses and when told by a City
Hall officer that there were several low-cost flats available, a group of
12 readily parted with RM32,100 last year. The officer, identified as
Badrul, has since resigned from City Hall and the group is now in the
DBKL digesa siasat pemaju cuai
Penghuni Kondominium Villa Lagenda, semalam mengadakan perjumpaan bersama
pegawai Jabatan Perancang dan Kawalan Bangunan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala
Dispute over shoddy work led to shooting
27/03/2005 Sunday Star
The shooting of a sub-contractor on Friday followed a dispute over shoddy
work allegedly carried out by the victim.
Ong: Councils still have a say
28/03/2005 The Star
Local authorities will still have a say on housing projects although they
will no longer issue certificates of fitness (CFs) from next year. Housing
and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said local
authorities would still be responsible for approving development of
housing projects and building plans.
City Hall wants builder’s report
28/03/2005 The Star
CITY Hall will request a report from the
developer of Villa Lagenda Condominium in Taman Desa Bakti, Selayang, on
the incident on March 14 in which a section of the roof over the lift area
on the 21st floor of Block A was blown away.
High-rise owners: Hasten tabling of Bill
28/03/2005 The Star
Newly formed Penang High-rise Unit Owners
Association has called on the Housing and Local Government Ministry to
speed up the tabling of the Property Maintenance Bill.
Cabinet should reconsider move to allow self-certification
28/03/2005 NST S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS Penang
28/03/2005 The Star DATIN AMPIKAIPAKAN
Local authorities still have
say on housing
28/03/2005 The Malay Mail
KUALA LUMPUR: Local authorities still have a say on housing projects
although they will no longer issue certificate of fitness (CFs) from next
year in a move to speed up issuance of the document.
Pembeli rumah diingat
jangan bimbang CF diganti CCC 28/03/2005 UtusanPETALING JAYA 27
Mac - Para pembeli rumah tidak perlu risau dengan langkah kerajaan
menggantikan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) dengan Sijil Penyiapan dan
Pematuhan (CCC) bermula hujung tahun ini kerana semua aspek keselamatan
dan kepentingan harta mereka masih dipelihara.
KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of people were evacuated from the north-west coast
of the peninsula and thousands more were warned to get out of the path of
a possible tsunami after a huge 8.7 magnitude undersea earthquake off
Sumatra shook the country. Police advised people living on the west coast
early today, going from door to door in some areas, to head for higher
ground after the quake off the coast of Sumatra.
families rush to safety
KUALA LUMPUR: "I grabbed my three children and left the house at once.
There was nothing else in my mind except to leave the building." That was
the reaction from Kamisah Kawil, 38, one of the thousands of city folk who
fled their homes following the tremor early today.
returns to Jelatek flats
KUALA LUMPUR: The situation at the Jelatek flats in Ampang here was more
settled at 2.30am today compared to two hours earlier when most of the
tenants were seen running downstairs for fear of their lives. Some of them
went up to their units to get some sleep after being told that it was safe
for them to return to their units.
Valley folk jolted by the tremors around midnite
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malay Mail received dozens of calls from residents in
the Klang Valley following the tremors which occurred shortly after
midnight. They told us that they were jolted from their seats while some
said they felt as if they were on water.
Bangsar residents show the way:
Welcome to Taman Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar, perhaps the safest
neighbourhood in the country for there has not been a single case of crime
for one year. .
Councils get wake-up call
29/03/2005 The Star
The next time a local authority fails to act on a complaint from the
public, go right to the top – the Housing and Local Government Ministry.
According to its minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, the Cabinet will
intervene to solve the problem.
PBT tidak laksana OSC
Seremban - Sebahagian besar pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT_ yang masih tidak
melaksanakan pusat sehenti atau one stop centre (OSC) diberi amaran bakal
berdepan dengan lawatan mengejut daripada menteri berkaitan.
Leave buildings if tremors are felt
30/03/2005 The Star
The smart thing to do when tremors are felt is to evacuate buildings
immediately – that is the view of geologist Prof Ibrahim Komoo.
Council hands: Our flats are full of defects
30/03/2005 The Star
Eight Penang Municipal Council workers, who are occupying low medium cost
flats in Jalan Veterinari, told a Housing Tribunal that they felt
“betrayed” that their employer had built them homes which they claimed
were full of defects.
pledges to protect housebuyers
KUALA LUMPUR: Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting
said yesterday the engineers and architects entrusted with endorsing the
Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) would be severely penalised
should they abuse their authority.
15 Areas In KL Feel The Tremors
Fifteen areas in Kuala Lumpur were reported to have felt the tremors
following the earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale under the sea
off north Sumatra Tuesday night, but checks showed there was no damage to
Taman Seri Sentosa Ria bimbang
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk di tiga blok rumah pangsa Taman Seri Sentosa Ria,
Jalan Klang Lama, di sini, bimbang keselamatan mereka apabila bangunan
didiami sejak tiga tahun lalu itu, retak di beberapa bahagian akibat
gegaran kuat, awal pagi, semalam. Tinjauan Harian Metro di bangunan
terbabit malam tadi mendapati, blok B, C dan D retak berikutan gempa bumi
di pantai barat Sumatera, Indonesia berukuran 8.5 skala Ritchter, jam
12.09 tengah malam tadi yang turut menggegarkan bangunan setinggi 14
Dinding flet Pandan Utama retak
Penduduk rumah pangsa Pandan Utama di sini, dilanda kebimbangan berikutan
penemuan kesan retak pada dinding bangunan itu yang didakwa berpunca
daripada gegaran tengah malam, semalam.
Flat-dwellers all cracked up over fears
KUALA LUMPUR: Some flat dwellers here are having sleepless nights after
discovery of cracks on their units which are believed to have surfaced
following the tremors from the Sumatra earthquake early yesterday. The
residents are calling on the authorities to conduct thorough inspections
and alert them on the necessary repair works.
Girl’s shouts saved her parents
30/03/2005 The Star
A 13-year-old girl’s calmness in the face of adversity saved her parents’
lives when their double-storey house at Kampung Cabang Dua in Kuala Dipang,
near here, sank into at least six sinkholes
tilted flats keen to move out
30/03/2005 The Star
RESIDENTS of the tilted Block H flats in Bayan Baru, Penang are keen
to move out before the May deadline after yesterday’s tremors resulting
from an earthquake in Sumatra.
DBKL, MPSJ kaji struktur bangunan
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) dan Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ)
menghantar pasukan khas untuk mengkaji struktur bangunan dan tahap
kerosakan di kawasan pentadbirannya berikutan gegaran awal pagi semalam.
PUTRAJAYA: Pemilik bangunan tinggi di kawasan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
(DBKL) yang mengalami keretakan akibat kejadian gempa bumi di pantai barat
Sumatera, Indonesia kelmarin, diminta membuat laporan kepada pihak
berkuasa tempatan (PBT). Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan, Tan Sri Mohd Isa
Abdul Samad, berkata ini bagi membolehkan Jabatan Kejuruteraan DBKL dan
agensi berkaitan menjalankan siasatan terhadap keretakan itu termasuk
menentukan sama ada ia baru atau sudah lama berlaku.
Penang Gets Serious With Tremor-Caused Cracks In Buildings
The state government will set up a special committee to ascertain the
degree of danger posed to buildings where cracks have appeared following
tremors from an earthquake off Sumatra last Monday, Chief Minister Tan Sri
Dr Koh Tsu Koon said Thursday.
Department to inspect homes, says MB
30/03/2005 The Star
IPOH: The Mineral and Geoscience Department will check on the safety of
houses around the Kuala Dipang area, where the home of a Telekom Malaysia
technician collapsed on Tuesday.
Repairs to Medan toll plaza sinkhole completed
30/03/2005 The Star
A large sinkhole, which appeared before the Medan Toll Plaza on the New
Pantai Expressway (NPE) following the tremors have been repaired and
opened to traffic at 10pm on Tuesday.
Residents don’t have a clue how fees are utilised
30/03/2005 The Star FRUSTRATED, Klang.
Proper laws needed on CCC 31/03/2005 NST
Prof BILL HAMILTON Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of
Architecture Planning and Surveying UiTM
New Buildings May Be
Required To Be Quake Proof 30/03/2005 Bernama
IPOH, March 30 (Bernama) -- The Peninsular Malaysia Town and Country
Planning Department is planning guidelines for building structures to take
into consideration foundations that can withstand earthquakes. Its
Director-General, Mohd Fadhil Mohd Khir said at the moment the department
has 43 guidelines but none of them provide for earthquakes.
for small builders 03/03/2005 The Star
By Angie Ng
WITH construction jobs, especially government projects, hard to come by
these days, some industry players are reeling under near bankruptcy while
others have emerged stronger by venturing overseas and into other
value-added activities to sustain their operations and earnings.
Experts drawing up guidelines for tall buildings
31/03/2005 The Star
IPOH: New guidelines are being worked out to ensure that future high-rise
buildings in Malaysia can withstand earthquake situations.
Director-general of Town and Country Planning Mohd Fadhil Mohd Khir said
the guidelines could be finalised between one and two years.
Experts: Do impact studies first
31/03/2005 The Star
Several experts have proposed that earthquake-impact
studies be done before introducing new guidelines on the construction of
quake-safe high-rise buildings.
Govt Questioned For Taking Action Only After TV3 Airs Issue 31/03/2005 Bernama
The success of TV3's journalist Karam
Singh Walia in resolving environmental issues prompted several members of
parliament to question the government's concern of the people's problems.
Don't use the lifts during tremors!
KUALA LUMPUR: Dwellers of high-rise buildings broke every rule in the book
when they left their homes following a tremor last Tuesday. Instead of walking
down the staircase, they chose to use the lifts. This irked City Hall officers
who said they conduct emergency drills at least once a year at all City Hall
rumah pangsa boleh lapor kerosakan 31/03/2005
KUALA LUMPUR: Pemilik rumah pangsa yang mengalami kerosakan akibat
kejadian gempa yang menggegarkan beberapa kawasan sekitar ibu negara
kelmarin boleh membuat aduan kepada Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat
berhampiran bagi memastikan status keselamatan bangunan berkenaan.
laws needed on CCC
NST By Prof BILL HAMILTON Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of
Architecture Planning and Surveying UiTM
Mar 31: I REFER to "No more delays" (NST, March 22).