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  1. Engineers from private sector urged to help out 01/04/2005 The Star
    PENANG: Engineers from the private sector have been asked to help the local authorities here to inspect more than 1,200 high-rise buildings for cracks after Tuesday’s tremors.

  2. Najib: We’ll seek advice 01/04/2005 The Star
    The Government will seek expert advice on whether there is a need to come up with new building guidelines. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said any form of enhancement would cost money and if incorporated into the by-laws would in turn bump up the cost of all buildings.

  3. Check for cracks, flat dwellers urged 01/04/2005 The Star
    THOSE staying in government flats should contact the state housing department to check for cracks in their homes following Tuesday’s tremors.

  4. Sinkhole forces another family to evacuate from their house 01/04/2005 The Star
    KAMPAR: A second family has been told to leave their home at Kampung Cabang Dua in Kuala Dipang, near here, where a house collapsed into six sinkholes on Tuesday.

  5. New Buiding Designs To Withstand Earthquake, Says Samy Vellu 01/04/2005 Bernama
     In the future, building designers and architects may need to come up with new structural designs that can withstand tremors or the impact of an earthquake.

  6. Housing Ministry To Seek Expert Advice On Making Buildings Quake-Proof 01/04/2005 Bernama 
    The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will seek the expert advice of engineers and geo-scientists before deciding on the need to make high-rise buildings withstand earthquakes, Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said Friday.

  7. Isa: Checks carried out on apartments 02/04/2005 The Star
    City Hall has carried out checks on high-rise flats and apartments in six parliamentary areas under the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur following complaints from residents after Tuesday's earthquake in Sumatra.

  8. Wait for experts’ views, says Ong 02/04/2005 The Star
    Town planners, engineers, geoscientists and relevant experts must first evaluate the situation in Malaysia before any new guidelines on the building of earthquake-safe high-rise buildings are introduced.

  9. Help! Our homes are sinking! 02/04/2005  Malay Mail
    When Taman Pandan Ria residents received the keys to their dream houses in March last year, they were elated.
    However, their dream turned into a nightmare the day they moved into the double-storey terrace house and found that the driveways have sunk, leaving gaps in the middle.

  10. CFs must prevail 02/04/2005 NST
    TWO distinct schools of thought have emerged since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made the call for Certificates of Fitness for Occupation (CFs) for completed houses be issued by the professional consultants working on these projects instead of by local councils, as is currently the case. As a background, from December this year, as Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting recently announced, the CFs issued by local councils will be replaced by Certificates of Completion and Compliance (CCC), issued by a housing project's consultants

  11. Condo investors caught in a bind 02/04/2005 The Star
    Instead of the profits they envisaged, investors in Anggerik Villa II in Kajang are suddenly faced with hefty debts and even the possibility of bankruptcy.

  12. House Buyers Want Perak Government To Deliver Its Promise 03/04/2005 Bernama
    After 18 years waiting for their low-cost housing units at the Bandar Baru Slim River here, 156 purchasers are wondering whether the Perak government will keep its promise to give them alternative land or new homes.

  13. Raw deal for condo residents 03/04/2005 Sunday Star ALSO FRUSTRATED Kuala Lumpur

  14. Disturbing leaks and cracks at flats 04/04/2005 The Star
    TAMAN PERMATA low cost flats dwellers want the authorities to check their premises to determine if they are in danger due to cracks that have started appearing in their units following the aftershock experienced on Tuesday. 

  15. Low-cost house buyers still waiting after 18 years 04/04/2005 MM
    SLIM RIVER: After 18 years waiting for their low-cost housing units at the Bandar Baru Slim River here, 156 purchasers are wondering whether the Perak Government will keep its promise to give them alternative land or new homes.

  16. Penduduk bimbang 04/04/2005 HM
    Kegagalan pemaju mengotakan janji menyiapkan projek pembangunan semula setinggan di Kampung Berembang, di sini yang tertangguh sejak setahun lalu mencetuskan kebimbangan di kalangan penduduknya berikutan dasar Setinggan Sifar 2005 yang dilancarkan kerajaan Selangor, pertengahan tahun ini.

  17. Storm causes havoc 04/04/2005 The Star
    WINDS blowing at 40km per hour wreaked havoc in various places in Penang yesterday. Trees were uprooted and roofs and signboards blown off.  

  18. Set rules for property managers, Govt urged 04/04/2005 The Star
    The Penang High-rise Unit Owners Association has called on the Government to set guidelines for property managers. Association president Assoc Prof Dr Tiun Ling Ta said that now, property managers were given “a free hand.”

  19. Impose deadline on property titles 04/04/2005 The Star JUSTICE FOR ALL, Cyberjaya.

  20. Lupus faedah pinjaman - ADUN 04/04/2005 Kosmo
    SUBANG JAYA - Laporan lengkap masalah projek pangsapuri Newgate Avenue yang terbengkalai di USJ 21, di sini lebih tiga tahun lalu akan dibentangkan kepada Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Dr. Ng Yen Yen dan Bank Negara dalam masa terdekat ini.

  21. Penghuni flet bimbang keselamatan 05/04/2005 Harian Metro
    BUTTERWORTH: Beratus-ratus penghuni Blok A Taman Sri Pinang, di sini, ketakutan selepas bumbung blok berkenaan diterbangkan ribut kelmarin, selain bimbang mengenai tahap keselamatan di blok berkenaan.

  22. Better intact than fallen 05/04/2005 The Star
    Even as a huge wave of public outcry followed the destruction of forests surrounding the Bukit Cahaya agricultural park in Selangor, another piece of greenery nearby is fighting for survival.  

  23. City Hall: No damage detected in high-rises 05/04/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - City Hall has found no structural damage at 15 high-rise public housing estates after checks were conducted following an earthquake off Sumatra which shook the buildings on March 29. Its building control division of the Planning Department only detected hairline cracks on a small number of buildings after the checks.

  24. Call City Hall for safety checks on high-rises 05/04/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of high-rise buildings in the city have two options if they want to know how safe their homes are following earth tremors. They can either get their building management to contact City Hall's building control unit or do so themselves.

  25. City Hall confirms go-ahead for Taman Cuepacs development  05/04/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR: A developer was given the go-ahead on April 4, 2001 to develop two plots of land on which the Taman Cuepacs playground and badminton court stand. The application went through proper procedures on Oct 17, 2000 and there were no objections from neighbours, said City Hall public relations officer Hanim Hashim yesterday.

  26. Hilltop project making Puchong folk jittery 05/04/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR: A housing project on a steep hill in Taman Tan Yew Lai, off Jalan Puchong, is causing jitters among the residents. Residents said that over the past week, trees were being felled in large numbers behind a row of houses in Jalan 10A.

  27. By-Laws Governing Earth Works May Be Amended 05/04/2005 Bernama
    The Housing and Local Government Ministry is taking steps to amend the By-Laws Governing Earth Works to raise the maximum fine from the present RM2,000 to RM20,000 for major offences.

  28. Bangunan tinggi KL disahkan selamat 05/04/2005 Harian Metro
    Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) mengesahkan semua bangunan tinggi di ibu kota selamat diduduki dan tiada keretakan dilaporkan berikutan gegaran yang melanda pada 29 Mac lalu.

  29. DBKL sah 17 bangunan selamat 05/04/2005 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) mengesahkan 17 bangunan tinggi sekitar ibu kota yang sudah diperiksa selepas gegaran akibat gempa bumi di Sumatera Barat pada 29 Mac lalu selamat didiami. Antaranya ialah kondominium Danau Impian, di Taman Desa; Sri Candia, Taman Connaught; Taman Baiduri Desa, Kampung Pandan; Rumah Pangsa KTM, Bangsar Utama; Pekeliling, Jalan Tun Razak; Kuarters Kerajaan, Jalan Duta; blok 62, 64, 66, 68 dan 70 Flet Sri Sabah, Cheras.

  30. "Tolonglah bantu kami" (Seribu satu macam masalah di Apartment Pearl Court,Balakong)
     05/04/2005 Kosmo
    KUALA LUMPUR - Ibarat iklan Astro, macam-macam ada. Begitulah yang berlaku di Apartmen Pearl Court, Balakong dekat sini. Penduduk mengadu bahawa mereka berhadapan dengan pelbagai masalah, baik kes jenayah seperti pecah rumah, ancaman anjing liar, lembu-lembu berkeliaran, nyarnuk dan masalah air.

  31. Penduduk bantah projek 06/04/2005 Harian Metro
    Tindakan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) meluluskan projek pembinaan 48 unit banglo di Taman Metropolitan Batu, Jalan Ipoh, di sini, menimbulkan kemarahan penduduk sekitarnya.

  32. Bigger fines in the offing 06/04/2005 The Star
    ERRANT developers who committed minor offences under the earthworks by-laws will be fined up to RM20,000 under proposed amendments drafted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

  33. Deal for owners of stalled project 06/04/2005 The Star
    THE Newgate Avenue Apartments buyers meeting held on Sunday ended with a sigh of relief for many buyers of units at the project that has been stalled since 2002.

  34. Imposters cheating housebuyers 06/04/2005 The Star
    KUCHING: Potential housebuyers, beware of cheats and do not be sweet-talked into paying a fee to “middlemen” to get their help in obtaining homes built by the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation.

  35. May 24 D-Day for Desaria folks 07/04/2005 The Sun
    The Shah Alam High Court has set May 24 to deliver the decision on a case filed by Abdul Ghapor Hussin and 86 other Taman Desaria residents against the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ).

  36. Developers more serious about complaints now 07/04/2005 The Star
    Housing developers are taking house buyers' complaints more seriously following the setting up of a tribunal to deal with such matters, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.

  37. Protect parks or face shame 07/04/2005 The Star 
    Local authorities which defy orders to protect green lungs and open spaces meant for recreation will be made known to the public – that’s the order from the Government. 

  38. City Hall blamed for delay 07/04/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Menara Orchid and Anjung Villa apartments in Bandar Baru Sentul have taken City Hall to task for the delay in the issuance of their strata titles.

  39. New fees for title searches and caveats 08/04/2005 The Star
    The state government has reduced its proposed fees for property title searches and registration of caveats following a protest from the Penang Bar Committee. The title search fees will be from RM20 to RM30 instead of the RM50 while the caveat fees will be increased from RM100 to RM150 instead of RM200.

  40. Bank Negara ‘should set up tribunal’  08/04/2005 The Star 
    Bank Negara should set up a tribunal to address the grievances of consumers dissatisfied with banking procedures, said MCA. A case in point was when a bank deposited a client's crossed cheque into her lawyer's bank account instead of the payee's in April 2003, said Penang MCA Public Services and Complaints Bureau chief Ooi Chuan Aik.

  41. Condo buyers yet to get compensation 08/04/2005 MM
    KEPONG: More than 100 buyers of Desa Heights Condominium here did not receive their awards from the developer following jurisdiction from the Tribunal for Homebuyers Claim. Residents of the low-cost and medium-cost units who were supposed to receive RM3,000 to RM8,000 in compensation, are questioning the effectiveness of the tribunal

  42. Land clearing leaves residents fuming 08/04/2005 The Star
    Residents of Taman Puncak Utama were stunned to discover massive land clearing being carried out opposite their houses.

  43. Tremor for housing developers 09/04/2005 The Star
    IN the early morning of March 29, the effects of the earthquake which hit northern Sumatra jolted a number of Malaysians, literally and otherwise. Some home-buyers were concerned about the structural safety of some high-rise developments and this eventually led to high-rise living versus landed properties. There is no need to push the panic button, says Real Estate Housing Developers Association (Rehda) president Datuk Jeffrey Ng.

  44. Pangsapuri ada meter air individu 10/4/2005 Berita Harian
    SHAH ALAM: Setiap unit pangsapuri di sekitar Selangor, Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya dijangka dilengkapi meter individu bagi mengelak bekalan air  dipotong akibat kegagalan pengurusan bangunan menjelaskan bil air.

  45. Red alert over green issues 10/04/2005 Sunday Star MANGAI BALASEGARAM

  46. Lack of safety bars upsets father 10/4/2005 The Malay Mail By Najmuddin Najib
    Apr 10: TAXI driver Rosli Awang Kechik thought his world had all but ended when his three-year-old son plunged to his death after slipping through a broken railing along the corridor of their 11th floor flat at Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, last month.

  47. 'Buildings in Malaysia quake-proof' 11/04/2005 NST
    Buildings in Malaysia will be able to withstand an earthquake unless the contractors cut corners during construction, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) deputy vice- chancellor Datuk Prof Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar said. Speaking at a public lecture on "Tsunami: Waves of Destruction" yesterday, he said 95 per cent of earthquakes occur at plate boundaries.

  48. Low-cost flats left vacant to ruin 11/04/2005 MM
    THE Selangor Housing and Property Board is concerned over low-cost units in the State that have been left vacant. Board executive director, Alinah Ahmad, said it is a waste that completed low-cost units were left uninhabited when developers had to subsidise 10 to 15 per cent of the building cost.

  49. Panic strikes as tremors hit again 11/04/2005 MM
    JOHOR BARU: Apartment and flat dwellers here abandoned their homes following a tremor that lasted for a few seconds at 6.30pm yesterday. The tremor was a result of an undersea earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale, which hit near Sumatra at 6.27pm.

  50. House buyer still waiting for `dream home' 11/04/2005 MM
    Will he ever get to live in his dream house? This question has haunted Vinodh Aravindan, 38, since 2002 after a developer informed him that the project in Puchong in which he bought a house in 2000 had not taken off.

  51. Penang low-cost flats get CCTVs 11/04/2005 NST By Danny Ooi
    GEORGE TOWN, Apr 10: The Jalan Kedah flats here have become the first low-cost residences in the State to be equipped with closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance.

  52. Why the double standards? 11/04/2005 The Malay Mail By JAD MAHIDIN 
    KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 11: Residents of Cangkat Datuk Sulaiman 1 at TTDI Hills in Taman Tun Dr Ismail are baffled how a house-owner obtained approval from Kuala Lumpur City Hall to carry out renovation works when none of the neighbours have give their written consent.

  53. Requests for individual water meters under study 12/04/2005 The Star
    Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) is studying whether it is permissible to install individual water meters at high-rise residential units. Its executive chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail said the company had received a lot of requests from apartment owners asking for individual meters for their units.

  54. New set of land fees ‘untimely’ 12/04/2005 The Star
    The high fees involved in land matters and administrative charges are a disincentive to property transactions and should be reduced. State MCA legal bureau chairman Lim Boo Chang said the increase in fees was “bad timing” in view of the current economic slowdown.

  55. 321 agree to terms 12/04/2005 The Star 
    SOME 321 households from Kampung Chim Lee in Kepong are set to move into new Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) flats at Taman Intan Baiduri after coming to terms with developer Rimbunan Melati Sdn Bhd recently.

  56. Developers rush to beat rates hike 13/04/2005 MM
    PROPERTY developers are rushing to launch new housing projects and townships, ahead of an expected rise in interest rates, which they say in the short term may crimp demand. "Prices will be affected if there is an increase in interest rates," said Selangor Properties Bhd's financial controller Lee Boon Kian in a telephone interview.

  57. Pekeliling flats to be demolished 13/04/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The 36-year-old Pekeliling flats in Jalan Tun Razak will be demolished next year to make way for a commercial and housing project. Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad said the proposed Taman Sari project would begin once alternative housing for the flat residents was sorted out.

  58. Saving the country's green lung 13/04/2005 The Star BY SIM LEOI LEOI PUTRAJAYA: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has asked state governments to get the approval of their state assemblies before they develop recreational land.
  59. MB: Backlog a possible setback 14/04/2005 The Star BY ZULKIFLI RAHMAN
    KUANTAN: Delays are possible if proposals to develop recreational land have to be debated in state assemblies before approvals are granted, according to Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
  60. Five years on, and still no home 14/04/2005 The Star
    When Jackie Tang decided to buy a house in Alam Perdana, she thought she would be able to move in two years later.  However, now almost five years after signing the sale and purchase (S&P) agreement, Tang is still waiting for the completion of her house.

  61. Flet Pekeliling 15/04/2005 Berita Harian
    Nama sebenar adalah Perumahan Awam Tuanku Abdul Rahman tetapi lebih dikenali sebagai Flet Pekeliling.

  62. Developer sued for breach of contract 15/04/2005 NST
    One hundred and twenty- five individuals, who bought 211 units of hostel facilities in Bangi, today filed a suit in the High Court against the developer for breach of contract. Developer Bidari Ehsan Sdn Bhd was given the exclusive right and licence to manage the property as part of a hostel for 10 years.

  63. Tan: Councils should have acted long ago 15/04/2005 The Star
    THE number of premises involved in the breeding of burung layang-layang (swiflets) would not have mushroomed if the local authorities had controlled such activities four years ago

  64. Project site an eyesore 15/04/2005 The Star
    PART of Kampung Pisang Awak in Penang, which made way for a development project last year, has become an eyesore with its partly torn down houses and broken furniture. 

  65. Disconnection due to unpaid bills 15/04/2005 The Star RAJA EMYLIA RAJA DATO’ LOPE AHMAD Manager, PR Department Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd

  66. Projek ancam 23 keluarga 16/04/2005 HM
    AMPANG: Dua puluh tiga keluarga yang mendiami Kampung Pinggir Lembah Jaya Selatan, di sini, bimbang tanah di hadapan rumah mereka mungkin runtuh. Kebimbangan itu berpunca daripada projek pembinaan rumah teres, flet dan premis perniagaan yang giat dibangunkan sejak hampir setahun lalu menjejaskan kawasan rumah mereka.

  67. City Hall puts a stop to illegal works in Taman Duta 16/04/2005 The Star
    City Hall has ordered earth works to be stopped at three areas in Taman Duta, Kuala  Lumpur. It has also taken action against the landowners for carrying out illegal land clearing and filling works.

  68. House buyers beware 16/04/2005 MB
    IT HAS been 14 years since the Housing Development Account (HD Account) was introduced in 1991 under the Housing Development Act. Since then, housing developers have been required to open the HD Account within 14 days after the issuance of the housing developer's licence. All progress payments by buyers must be deposited into the account, from which developers can only withdraw in stages, based on the level of construction and certification by their architects and engineers. This was legislated as a move to protect house buyers who have invested their savings into property projects, only to see their developers vamoose with their money, leaving only half-completed shells and broken dreams.

  69. Pembeli rumah tanggung beban 16/04/2005 Harian Metro PEMBELI TERKILAN, AdlynIsk, Senai, JB.

  70. Irked by CCTVs put up by fellow resident 16/04/2005 The Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Pantai Panorama Apartments in Kerinchi here are up in arms against a fellow resident who, they claim, is invading their privacy by installing CCTVs (closed- circuit television cameras) in the apartment's public areas.

  71. Residents against housing project at park 17/04/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Several hundred Taman Metropolitan Batu residents at 5th mile Jalan Ipoh in Kuala Lumpur plan to protest against a proposed project to build semi-detached houses at a recreational park within the residential area.

  72. Website to give house buyers the true picture 19/04/2005 The Star 
    Residents of Bandar Botanic, off Jalan Banting-Klang, plan to launch a website and come out with a guide book to create awareness on the rights of house buyers.

  73. Pembeli kesal pemaju gagal siapkan rumah sejak 2003 20/04/2005 Berita Harian
    Kesal, kecewa dan marah. Itulah nada diluahkan 48 pembeli rumah di Jalan Adenium Bandar Bukit Beruntung selepas pemaju gagal menyiapkan projek perumahan yang dibeli mereka. Projek fasa 1 jenis Estella itu dibina sebuah syarikat pemaju hartanah terkenal sejak 2002 lalu dan sepatutnya disiapkan pada Ogos 2003 lalu.

  74. Napic: Gauge demand first 20/04/2005 The Sun
    Kuala Lumpur: An in-depth study on the impact of the much-advocated build-and-sell concept on the local property development industry is needed before any decision can be made. Assistant director of the National Property Information Centre (NAPIC) Zailan Mohd Isa said at the same time the current system of sell-and-build has to change for the market to continue its evolution.

  75. Selangor negeri pertama sedia skim deposit RM1 beli rumah 20/04/2005 Utusan
    Kerajaan Negeri Selangor merupakan negeri pertama menyediakan skim bayaran deposit termurah di dunia sebanyak RM1 bagi membantu golongan miskin membeli rumah. Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Khir Toyo berkata, dengan bayaran deposit sebanyak RM1, golongan miskin di negeri itu boleh memiliki rumah kos murah berharga RM35,000, yang mempunyai tiga bilik.

  76. Report ‘builders who demand money for renovation’ 20/04/2005 The Star
    LOW-COST housebuyers should report developers who demand money for renovation. State Housing committee chairman Syed Amerrudin Syed Ahmad said they should lodge complaints with the state Housing Department.

  77. Dinding, lantai rumah retak 21/04/2005 HM 
    AMPANG: Kira-kira 2,000 penghuni Rumah Pangsa 610 Pandan Indah, Ampang Jaya, di sini, merungut kerana pemaju tidak mengambil tindakan terhadap aduan mengenai keretakan dinding dan lantai kediaman dan kebocoran bumbung sejak 10 tahun lalu. Keadaan kediaman yang usang dan tidak terurus dengan sampah sarap bertaburan menimbulkan kebimbangan kepada penghuni kerana boleh menyebabkan masalah kesihatan dan membahayakan kanak-kanak.

  78. Owners want action on complaints 21/04/2005 MM
    AMPANG: The Pandan Indah flats, home to 610 families, are no longer safe. Clogged drains, cracks and rusty handrails along the dark and stuffy staircase have turned the five-storey flats into a hazard for residents

  79. Increase in rates come under fire 21/04/2005 The Star
    THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council came under fire at the State Assembly for increasing assessment rates without being prudent in its expenditure. 

  80. 5,675 of 16,993 houses completed: Hajiji 21/4/2005 Daily Express
    The State Government through the Sabah Housing and Town Development Authority (LPPB) has targeted to build 16,993 units of affordable houses under the 8th Malaysia Plan (8MP), Minister of Local Government and Housing, Datuk Hj Hajiji Hj Noor said Wednesday.

  81. Residents worry about cracks in buildings 22/04/2005 The Sun
    The residents of Iris Apartments in Taman Desa, Seputeh are worried about the cracks in their buildings, especially after the recent earthquakes in the region.

  82. Hill blasting ends but new worries emerge 22/04/2005 The Star
    RESIDENTS of Tempua Zone in Bandar Puchong Jaya can finally look forward to some peace and quiet following the end to blasting on two small hills along Jalan Tempua 16. Puchong MP Lau Yeng Peng said the blasting stopped on April 15 as agreed at a Jan 15 meeting that he organised.

  83. Bangunan Matrade diserah kepada Miti Jun 2006 22/04/2005 BH
    GENTING HIGHLANDS: Bangunan Matrade di Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, yang terbengkalai sejak 1999 dan sedang dibaik pulih akan diserahkan kepada Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (Miti) pada Jun 2006. Menteri Kerjaraya, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, berkata peruntukan tambahan sebanyak RM64.82 juta disediakan kerajaan untuk kerja baik pulih itu.

  84. Editor's Note 22/04/2005 The Sun
    ONE favourite pastime of a good section of Klang Valley residents must be show unit hopping. Come almost every weekend, housing development sites in the Klang Valley come alive with the seemingly never-ending number of launches - events that have been carefully planned to coincide with the rest days.

  85. Rumah terbengkalai 20 tahun 22/04/2005 Berita Harian Oleh Nor Aziah Othman
    PORT DICKSON: Seramai 150 pembeli rumah di projek Taman Krystal, dekat sini masih menaruh harapan projek pembinaan rumah mereka yang terbengkalai sejak kira-kira 20 tahun lalu dapat disiapkan secepat mungkin. Ia berikutan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) kawasan Port Dickson, T Rajagopalu, berjanji akan membawa perkara itu ke pengetahuan Setiausaha Parlimen Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Dr S Subramaniam, minggu depan.

  86. Set Up Online System For Reports On CF, Says Sultan Of Selangor 23/04/2005
    The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Saturday suggested that the local authorities (PBT) provide an online reporting system on approvals of certificates of fitness for buildings.

  87. Penghuni BPK dakwa pemaju mungkir janji 23/04/2005 Berita Harian
    KLANG: Kira-kira 4,000 penghuni Bandar Puteri Klang (BPK), dekat sini, kecewa dengan pemaju perumahan berkenaan kerana tidak menunaikan janji menyediakan kemudahan jalan susur keluar masuk dan jejambat bagi pembeli rumah di situ.

  88. Land owners slapped with stop-work order 23/04/2005 The Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: Three land owners in Taman Duta were slapped with a stop-work order by City Hall for failing to get approval for development work at their respective sites. T

  89. Certifying negotiators not mandatory 23/04/2005 NST-PROP By Chris Prasad
    The recent move by the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) to certify real estate negotiators has been commended by the Government’s Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents, but it pointed out that such certification is not mandatory.

  90. Not cracking under pressure 24/04/2005 NSUNT Ahirudin Attan
    CRACKS in the wall are a nuisance but one that Malaysian house-buyers and house-owners are quite used to, and tolerant of.

  91. Pemaju mesti pulihara alam sekitar: Mohamad 25/04/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, memberi amaran kepada pemaju projek hartanah di negeri ini supaya tidak bertindak rakus sehingga merosakkan alam sekitar dalam melaksanakan projek pembangunan mereka. Beliau berkata, kawasan di sekitar projek yang dibangunkan oleh pemaju perlu dipastikan sentiasa dipulihara tanpa sebarang gangguan yang boleh menjejaskannya.

  92. Penduduk Taman Senangin dakwa rumah retak teruk 25/04/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Nasib pembeli rumah di Taman Senangin, Senawang, di sini ibarat 'sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga' apabila menanggung pelbagai masalah sejak berpindah ke kediaman terbabit kira-kira empat tahun lalu. Paling membimbangkan mereka ialah rumah yang dibeli itu tidak dibina mengikut ciri-ciri keselamatan yang sepatutnya kerana tidak sampai empat tahun, terlalu banyak keretakan berlaku

  93. MPS pantau projek perumahan di Senawang 25/04/2005 BH
    SEREMBAN: Majlis Perbandaran Seremban (MPS) membuat pemantauan dari semasa ke semasa bagi memastikan pemaju sebuah projek perumahan di Senawang, dekat sini mematuhi arahan dikeluarkan terhadapnya susulan banjir lumpur di kawasan terbabit. Arahan itu memerlukan pemaju berkenaan menghentikan kerja pembinaan projek terbabit buat sementara berikutan banjir lumpur di kawasan Taman Sri Siantan yang terletak bersebelahan.

  94. Sewa rumah untuk setinggan 25/04/2005 HM
    SUBANG JAYA: Dalam usaha menyelesaikan masalah penempatan semula setinggan, Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) bercadang membeli projek perumahan rakyat disewa atau Council Homes, bagi disewakan kepada penduduk yang tidak mampu membeli rumah kos rendah. Yang Dipertua MPSJ, Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan, berkata proses bagi membeli perumahan berkenaan masih dalam peringkat perbincangan dengan Jawatankuasa Kewangan dan MPSJ juga dijangka memerlukan tambahan perbelanjaan.

  95. Families cry foul over eviction 26/04/2005 The Star
    SOME 100 families living in Rumah Panjang Jalan Kem and Rumah Panjang KTM Tiga in Taman Kem, Port Klang, are crying foul over an eviction notice served on them by the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).

  96. Residents’ memorandum to City Hall 26/04/2005 The Star
    THE Taman Mastiara Housebuyers and Residents’ Association handed over a memorandum on the Batu Metropolitan Park issue to City Hall on Friday (April 22).

  97. Tribunal has resolved most claims by buyers, says Ong 26/04/2005 The Star
    THE House Buyers Claims Tribunal resolved 80% of the 11,857 cases filed until March 31. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said 1,006 cases were settled out of court.

  98. 4 developers fined between RM2,000 and RM50,000 26/04/2005 The Sun
    SHAH ALAM: Four developers of Sections U10 and U11, near the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agriculture Park, were fined between RM2,000 and RM50,000 by the Sessions Court today.

  99. Building on awareness 27/04/2005 The Sun 
    SELANGOR: Malaysia needs to look seriously at a maintenance culture for buildings, Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government Datuk Azizah Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Dun said yesterday.

  100. Come down hard on errant developers, says Govt 27/04/2005 The Star
    The Federal Government has asked all local authorities to come down hard on developers found to be clearing land without prior approval. .

  101. Human Factor 27/04/2005
    The climate in Klang Valley is getting increasingly unpredictable, with bright sunny weather in the morning giving way suddenly to a powerful gust and heavy downpour.

  102. Plans for early warning system for high-rises 28/04/2005 The Sun 
    KUALA LUMPUR: The Civil Defence Department is studying a proposal to set up an early warning system for disasters in high-rise buildings in the Klang Valley next year.

  103. Maintenance fee: Tribunal rules in favour of developer 28/04/2005 Daily Express
    Kota Kinabalu: In a rare outcome, the Consumer Claims Tribunal on Tuesday decided in favour of the respondent, a housing developer, in respect of unpaid maintenance fee on the part of the claimant.

  104. Bangunan terbengkalai cacatkan keindahan Klang 28/04/2005 BH
    Bagi mereka yang setiap hari menyusuri lebuh raya Kuala Lumpur-Klang, itulah pemandangan yang ditatap; sebuah kondominium terbengkalai `tersergam' di tengah-tengah deretan bangunan kondominium mewah.

  105. Vandalisme punca lif Kondo Rakyat rosak 29/04/2005 Kosmo
    Kerosakan lif di blok 5, Perumahan Kondo Rakyat, Pantai Dalam di sini adalah akibat perbuatan vandalisme. Pegawai Perhubungan Awam Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Hanim Hashim berkata, rekod kerosakan lif di blok itu sepanjang bulan Januari sehingga Mac lalu menunjukkan lif kedua telah mengalami kerosakan akibat vandalisme sebanyak empat kali.

  106. MB slams developers who ignore EIA reports 29/04/2005 Malay Mail
    To some developers and contractors, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports mean nothing.Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said these developers blatantly 'bulldozed' their construction sites as they failed to read or understand the importance of such reports.

  107. Rumah retak: Sebut harga baiki saliran hampir siap 29/04/2005 Kosmo
    Majlis Perbandaran Kajang (MPKj) telah rnenjalankan proses penyediaan sebut har-ga untuk kerja-kerja rnenaiktaraf sis-tem saliran di Taman Bukit Mewah. Jurucakap MPKj berkata, sebut harga itu bagi membina semula sistem saliran baru bagi rnenampung jumlah kadar air di kawasan taman berkenaan.

  108. Best neighbourhood competition 29/04/2005 The Sun
    THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council hopes more residents’ association and Rukun Tetangga sectors will take part in the Petaling Jaya best neighborhood  competition. Last year, only 12 of the 90 associations and RT sectors in the municipality took part.

  109. Rahman Putra residents sick of polluted air 29/04/2005 The Sun
    About 50 representatives from various residents associations in Bukit Rahman Putra (BRP) in Sungai Buloh staged a peaceful demonstration to protest against air pollution.

  110. Court awards 136 housebuyers RM1.6m 30/04/2005 The Sun
    The High Court here today awarded 136 housebuyers damages amounting to RM1.6 million as interim payment for failure by the developer to provide vacant possession within 36 months as stipulated in the contract.

  111. Residents committees at all flats 30/04/2005 The Star
    THE Council (MDS) will set up residents' consultative committees (JPP) at all low-cost housing schemes involving flats to speed up the issuance of strata titles.

  112. Housebuyers get RM 1.6mil 30/04/2005 The Star
    The High Court here awarded 136 housebuyers damages  amounting to RM1.6mil as interim payment for failure by the developer to provide vacant possession within 36 months as stipulated in the contract.

  113. Developer ordered to pay RM1.6m to house buyer 30/04/2005 The Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday awarded 136 house buyers damages amounting to RM1.6 million as interim payment for failure by the developer to provide vacant possession within 36 months as stipulated in the contract.

  114. MPAJ to address housebuyers' woes 30/04/2005 MM
    AMPANG:The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council has told unhappy house owners in Taman Ampang Ria that it is looking into their problems. An officer with its engineering department said the council is studying the reports submitted by the developer over the defects on several houses.

  115. Is there really an oversupply? 30/4/2005 The Star
    AS at end-September 2004, overall take-up rate for new housing development was 45.3%. Penang recorded the highest average take-up rate of 47.1% while Johor had the lowest with an average of 20.3%. The Klang Valley registered an average take-up rate of only 30.5%.

  116. llegals on the rise 30/04/2005 NST-PROP By Chris Prasad
    The Government is concerned about the growing number of illegal brokers in the real estate industry and plans to step up its efforts to curb the problem.


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