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  1. Builders are the prime suspects 01/10/2005 The Star 
    ENFORCEMENT officers are going on raids to construction sites in Selangor as the state government has identified developers as the prime culprits for the spread of dengue. They have contributed to 40% of the total number of dengue cases in Selangor.

  2. MPAJ to help resolve folks’ woes 01/10/2005 The Star
    THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has agreed to mediate in the management issue over the Taman Ampang Mewah low-cost flats.

  3. Government moves on build-then-sell 01/10/2005 NST
    The Government wants the various sectors within the housing industry to state whether they are willing to commit to the “build first, sell later” concept of housing delivery before it makes a decision on the matter.

  4. Rehda explains why developers are saying `no' 01/10/2005 NST
    The Government’s move to consider adopting the build-then-sell concept of housing delivery, a model the National House Buyers Association argues has been successfully adopted in several countries, notably Australia, has met with strong opposition from the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda).

  5. Almost completed housing project halted  02/10/2005 The Star
    THE Government had to stop a housing project for squatter relocation after it realised that the houses were being built on slime even though more than 85% was completed.

  6. Land given for homes sold off instead 02/10/2005 The Star
    IPOH: A pomelo orchard given to a developer for a housing project in Tambun has been sold to another company, Tambun Umno Youth chief Nasir Ismail said.

  7. Government staff owe RM26bil in unpaid housing loans 02/10/2005 The Star
    CIVIL servants across the board owe the Government a total of RM25.9bil in unpaid housing loans. The Auditor-General’s report said 703,555 housing loans were given out by the end of last year.

  8. Condo residents cry foul 03/10/2005
    The Malay Mail  GOMBAK: Residents of Idaman Sutera condominium in Gombak are frustrated with the management for not providing good services.

  9. Battle over property management 03/10/2005 The Star By S.C. Cheah

  10. Putra Laksamana folk angry with developer 03/10/2005 MM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of the Putra Laksamana apartments in Batu Caves are seeing red over the developer's "lack of concern" for their well-being. The apartments' Residents' Association committee member Dalip Singh said among the major problems they faced were clogged drains and a faulty sewerage system.

  11. Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd records high administrative costs 03/10/2005 The Star
    THE national housing corporation, Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) had spent 25% more on administrative matters last year than it did in 2003. The Auditor-General also found that that SPNB had not implemented or completed some housing projects entrusted to it according to schedule.

  12. PAM, Rehda hail proposals 03/10/2005 BT
    THE backlog of applications for strata titles should start getting smaller following moves under Budget 2006 to simplify the process. The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) lauds the Government's move to simplify the process of issuing strata titles based on the Certificate of Completion and Compliance.

  13. Right to manage properties must stay with owners 04/10/2005 The Sun
    I READ with great concern recent news reports on the efforts of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (Board) and the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) to amend the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act, 1981 (VAEA Act) with the view to opening a separate register for property managers under the VAEA Act.

  14. Rate hike for Ampang Jaya folk 04/10/2005 The Star
    THERE will be an increase in assessment rates effective from Jan 1, 2006 in areas under the Ampang Jaya municipality, according to MPAJ president Ahmad Shafii Saidin.

  15. Getting a CF minus the usual red tape 04/10/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: The creation of 334 posts at all local authorities will help cut red tape and bureaucracy in the processing and approval of development plans and certificates of fitness for occupation (CF), said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

  16. Attending to crucial details delays Bill 04/10/2005 NST
    Kuala Lumpur, Mon - A Government proposal to speed up the certification of new buildings fit for occupation has hit a bureaucratic snag.A Parliamentary Bill to replace the current Certificate of Fitness of Occupation (CFO) with a leaner and more efficient Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) by the end of the year is still being drafted.

  17. Credit card abuse behind bankruptcies 04/10/2005 NST
    He said abandoned projects were also to blame for people being declared bankrupt."I don’t think that is fair. A person takes a loan and the developer abandons the project.

  18. Bank lewat buat bayaran, pembeli tanggung padah 05/10/2005 HM PEMBELI KECEWA, Kulim, Kedah

  19. Ka Ting dicabar tinggal rumah pangsa kos rendah 05/10/2005 UTUSAN
    KUALA LUMPUR 4 Okt. - Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting dicabar supaya menghuni sebuah rumah pangsa kos rendah selama sebulan bagi merasai sendiri keperitan hidup di kediaman yang tidak selesa dan serba kekurangan

  20. Uphold owners' rights 05/10/2005 NST
    READ with great concern recent news reports on the efforts by the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents and the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia to amend the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act (VAEA Act) 1981 to open a separate register for property managers under the Act. As apartment owners, we strongly object to these efforts as they are tantamount to taking away the rights of owners to decide who should manage their properties.

  21. Gelisah serangan anai-anai 06/10/2005 KOSMO
    KUALA LUMPUR - Hampir semua penduduk di lima blok rumah pangsa Pandan Lake View di sini gelisah dan bimbang apabila rumah mereka diserang anai-anai sejak mula dihuni sembilan tahun lalu.

  22. Land applicants owe deposit from 1999 06/10/2005 The Star
    SIX applicants seeking to acquire state land had not paid the Jasin Land Office the 50% deposit fees since 1999.

  23. Buyers always at the losing end 07/10/2005 NST AZMI ATAN Balakong

  24. RM200j majukan Bayan Bay 07/10/2005 UTUSAN
    PETALING JAYA 6 Okt. - Pemaju hartanah, Kumpulan CP, telah melaburkan sebanyak RM200 juta bagi membangunkan semula projek Bayan Bay di Pulau Pinang yang terbengkalai semasa krisis ekonomi tahun 1998.

  25. Still no keys 07/10/2005 NST S.W.W. Ipoh

  26. Developer fined RM40,000 08/10/2005 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Narajaya Sdn.Bhd. developer of the Bandar Bukit Mahkota project, was today fined RM40,000 by the Sessions Court in Ampang for flouting environmental regulations.

  27. Residents hold protest rally 08/10/2005 NST
    Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, heads a list of VIPs protesting against the construction of a condominium in Taman Duta.

  28. Speedier CF approvals 08/10/2005 NST
    The Penang Island Municipal Council has set up a committee to speed up the processing of building plans and applications for certificate of fitness.

  29. Not who's best, but what  08/10/2005 NST
    THE issues carried in your Property Management Forum in PropertyTimes have turned into a lively discussion among people in the industry - and even important enough for another English daily to start coverage on the issues raised. I feel this debate should concentrate not on what is the best for the industry, rather who can best manage the assets. This is why I believe feedback from the ground and industry players should be considered before any law is made or changed as to who can be property managers.

  30. Public interest is the key 08/10/2005 NST
    ONE of the main issues faced in the management of strata properties is the high rate of default in the payment of the service charge, resulting in poor or minimal maintenance of such buildings. There are many reasons, either valid or lame excuses, for non-payment of this charge. The common complaint of parcel owners is that it is too high, or that there is a lack of transparency in the way the charge is calculated.

  31. Abandoned projects an eyesore, structures becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes 10/10/2005 NST
    The increasing number of towering partially completed structures in the State are not only an eyesore but have also become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

  32. Bid to further protect buyers 10/10/2005 NST DATUK SERI YUEN YUET LENG, Ampang

  33. Buyers unhappy with proposal 08/10/2005 The Star
    THE developer of the stalled Mutiara Perdana (Phase II) low-cost flats in Bayan Lepas, Penang, is asking all the 650 purchasers to drop their demand for compensation for late delivery.

  34. Elective choice 10/10/2005 NST DATUK FRANCIS LEE, Ipoh

  35. Repairs at Idaman Sutera condo stopped due to lack of funds 10/10/2005 Malay Mail
    The management of Idaman Sutera condominium had to temporarily defer several repairs because of the lack of funds. The major repairs included leakage on the sixth floor car park, the breakdown of the automatic main gate system caused by lightning and repairs on some gymnasium equipment, the management said in a statement.

  36. Sell and build vs build and sell: The debate continues 10/10/2005 The Star by S.C. Cheah

  37. Need for legal clarity 11/10/2005 NST V. SUBRAMANIAM, Kuala Lumpur

  38. Victory in sight after 10-year fight 11/10/2005 Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: After fighting for more than 10 years to prevent their hill from being developed, victory is in sight for the residents of Bukit Kiara.

  39. Projek Plaza Rakyat dijangka siap 2007 11/10/2005 UTUSAN
    KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Okt. - Projek pembangunan Plaza Rakyat di Jalan Pudu yang dirancang menjadi pusat pengangkutan awam bersepadu di tengah ibu kota dijangka siap pada 2007.

  40. More time to complete work 11/10/2005 The Star 
    THE developer of the problematic Plaza Rakyat project in Kuala Lumpur has been given until May 31, 2007, to complete the building, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique said. “Taking into consideration the problems such as the economic crisis, the importance of protecting the image of Kuala Lumpur City Hall and the interest of purchasers, the Government has agreed to extend the contract,” he said.

  41. Thriving on scrap 11/10/2005 The Star
    Many of us find it a chore to recycle as we first have to accumulate the items and then drive over to the nearest drop-off point or collection centre. Residents of D’Palma Apartment in Puchong, Selangor, face the same predicament – until three weeks ago when a novel recycling scheme took off.

  42. 124 contractors blacklisted 11/10/2005 The Star
    A TOTAL of 124 Class A to F contractors have been blacklisted as at Sept 15 this year, for failing to complete work, giving substandard results and violating tender regulation. Of the number, 31 companies were from Class A, eight from Class B, six Class C, 19 Class D, six Class E and 54 Class F, Entrepreneurial and Co-operative Development Ministry parliamentary secretary Samsu Baharun Abd Rahman said.

  43. Pembeli rumah dakwa ternaiaya 11/10/2005 HM
    KAMI pembeli rumah di Mutiara Heights, Jelutong, Pulau Pinang tertipu dengan pemaju kawasan perumahan kami kerana walaupun rumah yang dibeli belum siap atau mendapat sijil layak menduduki, kunci sudah diserahkan kepada kami. Ramai pembeli mengeluh kerana walaupun mendapat kunci tetapi rumah belum sempurna. Kami percaya tujuan pemaju berbuat demikian supaya mereka dapat mengelak daripada membayar denda lewat siap kepada pembeli. Lebih teruk lagi kami terpaksa membayar duit penyelenggaraan.

  44. Plaza Rakyat to be completed in 2007 11/10/2005 MM
    THE controversial Plaza Rakyat project, which had run into difficulties during the economic crisis, will be completed. Work is being carried out on the project and the first phase is now slated for completion on May 31, 2007.

  45. Completed houses a safer investment 12/10/2005 NST TEOH BOO SIEW, Petaling Jaya

  46. SPNB completes 48 out of 176 abandoned housing projects 12/10/2005 NST M. Hamzah Jamaludin
    KUANTAN, Tues:THE Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB), which took over 176 abandoned housing projects since 2003, has completed 48 of them to date.

  47. Rogue builders 13/10/2005 The Star
    The full weight of the amended Housing Development Act is finally being felt by licensed and unlicensed developers who have committed various offences from 2003 up to last month.

  48. 695 rogue developers detected 13/10/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: Close to 700 rogue housing developers, including 16 bogus builders, have been detected in a nationwide crackdown by the Housing and Local Government Ministry that began two years ago. To date, 96 – including 16 bogus or unlicensed developers who opened up offices and project sites to cheat 37 house buyers of their deposits – are facing court action for various offences.

  49. MPPJ mungkir janji 13/10/2005  MM
    KELANA JAYA: Penduduk di kawasan perumahan SS7, di sini, kecewa dengan tindakan Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya (MPPJ) meluluskan projek pembangunan komersial di kawasan tasik berhampiran, meskipun pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) itu berjanji untuk mengekalkannya sebagai 'kolam takungan'. Perkara itu terkandung dalam surat maklum balas yang dihantar Pengarah Perancang Bandar MPPJ, Sharipah Marhaini Syed Ali melalui Yang di Pertuanya, bertarikh 31 Julai 2001 kepada penduduk di situ bahawa mereka tidak membenarkan sebarang projek pembangunan di kawasan tasik, di tanah lot 1122.

  50. Public interest must receive top priority 13/10/2005 NST S.A. MUTHU Puchong

  51. Selfish move 13/10/2005 NST DAVID YONG Kuala Terengganu

  52. Residential property prices in JB slump 13/10/2005  BT
    OVERSUPPLY, market uncertainty and inconsistent state policies have driven residential property prices in Johor Baru to their lowest in several decades. The slump has resulted in a large stock of unsold houses in the city as investors and homebuyers adopt a "wait-and-see" attitude.

  53. Jumlah kediaman 3.33 juta unit pada suku kedua 2005 14/10/2005 Berita Harian
    Jumlah inventori unit kediaman meningkat sebanyak 1.3 peratus kepada 3,557,583 unit pada suku kedua 2005 daripada suku sebelumnya, kata Jabatan Penilaian dan Perkhidmatan Harta dalam laporan stok yang dikeluarkan di sini, Khamis.

  54.  ‘Run a check on builder before buying a house’ 14/10/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: House buyers should check on the background of the developer before they commit themselves to a purchase.

  55. New project worries residents 14/10/2005 The Star
    A NEW development project in Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park is worrying residents of that neighbourhood. Plans are in the pipeline for a 17-storey service apartment, a five-storey car park and a two-storey office block to be built right along a busy main road.

  56. It’s the right of consumers 14/10/2005 NST M.N. Kuala Lumpur
    It is time the Malaysian housing industry opened itself to more innovative ideas and kept up with development in other parts of the world. And this cannot be achieved if developers are still keen to maintain the status quo.
    Finally, the build-then-sell approach is not a choice but the consumer’s right.

  57. State to clean abandoned projects and bill owners 14/10/2005 The Star
    The Malacca City Council will clean up abandoned project sites and bill the owners in a bid to check the breeding of mosquitoes.

  58. Last owner signs deal 15/10/2005 The Star
    UNEMPLOYED M. Ranee is the only flat owner still staying at Block H in Lorong Mahsuri 10, which has been declared unsafe.

  59. The lure of `Privatopia' 15/10/2005 NST by Salleh Buang
    But do purchasers of properties in gated communities really know the risk they are facing - now and in the distant future? Gurjit Singh’s excellent two-page spread titled “Up close and personal with gated and guarded communities” (PropertyTimes, July 30, 2005) is a must read for intending purchasers of such properties.

  60. 10-90 deal will spare house buyers anguish 16/10/2005 The Sun
    Brigadier-General (R) Datuk Goh Seng Toh, Vice-President, National House Buyers Association

  61. Selangor Government To Meet Developers, Banks On 'Sick' Housing 16/10/2005   Bernama
    SHAH ALAM, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- The Selangor government will call meetings with developers of abandoned housing projects and banks to find ways to solve the problem.

  62. Novel housing deal that went awry 17/10/2005 The Star
    KUALA LUMPUR: It was supposed to be an ingenious way to build housing for the police to resolve its accommodation problems in Kedah.

  63. Councillors query road builders 17/10/2005 The Star By GEETHA KRISHNAN at the Kajang Municipal Council full board meeting

  64. Reviving ‘sick’ housing projects - Selangor to meet banks and developers 17/10/2005 The Star
    SHAH ALAM: The state government will call for meetings with banks and developers of abandoned housing projects to find ways to solve the problem.

  65. Selangor gets cracking on 'sick' housing projects  17/10/2005 MM
    SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Government will meet with developers of abandoned housing projects and banks to find ways to solve the problem. The meetings will be held after the State Government has gone through a report on the 56 abandoned projects being compiled by the Selangor Housing and Property Board, said State chairman for housing, buildings management and squatters, Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Ahmad Dahlan.

  66. Public Complaints Bureau revamp 18/10/2005 NST
    PUTRAJAYA. Mon. - The Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) will be re­vamped immediately to make it more effective as a channel for Malaysians to voice their woes in dealing with the public sector.

  67. Crack down on rogue builders 18/10/2005 The Star COMMENT BY V.K. CHIN

  68. Penduduk kesal sikap pemaju 18/10/2005 Berita Harian
    Gagal atasi masalah kurang petak letak kereta di Pangsapuri Melati Impian

  69. IEM Against Proposed Amendments To Valuers, Appraisers & Real Estate 18/10/2005 Bernama
    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), has submitted a memorandum to the Finance Ministry objecting to the proposed amendments to the Valuers, Appraisers and Real Estate Agents Act 1981.

  70. We could use some protection 18/10/2005 NST  
    By S.H.I REFER to "Buyers always at the losing end" (NST, Oct 7) and sympathise with the writer. How long must we put up with this sort of errant developer? I had a similar problem with a developer in Johor Baru

  71. Houseowners get CFs after 10-year wait 19/10/2005 The Star
    SEVEN houseowners in Taman Bukit Serdang Section 6 recently received their certificates of fitness (CF) after waiting for more than 10 years.

  72. Engineers weigh in with objections to proposed changes 19/10/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: Opponents to the proposed amendments to the Valuers, Appraisers and Real Estate Agents Act 1981 are hopeful that the changes will not be passed. Adding its voice to the group's opposition is the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), which submitted a memorandum to the Ministry of Finance objecting to the proposed amendments.

  73. Property industry needs to address overhang 20/10/2005  The Edge Daily
    Property overhang, management and maintenance are key issues that need to be addressed before the industry can mature, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

  74. Pembeli rumah mangsa kecuaian 20/10/2005 Berita Harian
    AGAK mengejutkan apabila sebuah kawasan perumahan yang dikenali sebagai Kota Malim Prima,berdekatan kilang Proton Tanjung Malim, Perak, dibina dalam zon penampan sebuah kuari.

  75. Complaints bureau 20/10/2005 NST BULBIR SINGH Seremban

  76. Owners sell plots after 20 years of waiting 21/10/2005 The Star  
    A TWO-decade-old problem is finally resolved when 153 buyers sold their land in Sungai Long in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, to a reputable developer at RM12.8mil. Each landowner will get between RM60,000 and RM120,000. T

  77. Home buyer in a spot 21/10/2005 The Star
    KAVITHA’s dream house in Batu Caves is completed, but she’s still waiting for the keys.She wants to know what is delaying Sunway Mas Sdn Bhd from handing over the keys.

  78. Property management important 21/10/2005 The Sun By Sujartha Kumarasamy
    PETALING JAYA: The issue of maintenance and management is important if the property and housing sector is to compete successfully with Malaysia’s neighbours such as Singapore, Minister of Housing & Local Government Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said yesterday .  .

  79. Pillory the rogue 22/10/2005 NST by National House Buyers Association (HBA)

  80. Staying clear of rogue developers 22/10/2205 NST-Prop  by Suzie Low Kuala Lumpur

  81. Only nine months and things are breaking up 22/10/2005 The Star
    The 12-storey Kantan Court flats in Taman Bukit Serdang are only nine months old, but the corridor railings are already shaky.

  82. Buyers, builders and the 2006 Budget 22/10/2005 NST by DATO SERI YUEN YUET LENG, Ampang, Selangor

  83. Rolling Capital Concept To Address Housing Woes In NS - MB 23/10/2005 Bernama
    SEREMBAN, Oct 23 (Bernama) -- In a move to overcome abandoned housing schemes in Negeri Sembilan, the state government will introduce the "rolling capital" concept to build low-and medium-cost houses.

  84. Konsep 'pusingan modal' atasi projek terbengkalai 24/10/2005 Kosmo
    SEREMBAN - Kerajaan Negeri Sembilan memperkenalkan konsep pembinaan rumah 'pusingan modal' dengan kerjasama swasta bagi mengatasi projek terbengkalai.

  85. Tragedy leads to meeting to solve lift breakdowns 24/10/2005 Malay Mail
    It took a tragedy, as usual, to bring about an attempt at solving a long-standing problem. Suria Magna apartment residents, the apartment’s management, Dunia Epik Sdn Bhd, and its developer Magna Park Sdn Bhd yesterday held a two-hour meeting to discuss the problem of lift breakdowns.

  86. A citizens' victory 25/10/2005 The Sun
    SHAH ALAM: In a landmark ruling, the High Court yesterday held that local authorities must hear views of affected residents before a development order is issued.

  87. Kesal pemaju lepas tangan 25/10/2005 Harian Metro TUNTUT HAK, Bukit Beruntung, Selangor.

  88. Leaders must uphold morals 25/10/2005 The Star

  89. Death of boy in lift shaft: Case in cops’ hands 25/10/2005 Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 The father of 10-year-old Fong Wei Xiong, who died after falling down a lift shaft at their Suria Magna Apartments last Saturday, has lodged a police report against the management company.

  90. Provide latest info, CM tells builders 25/10/2005 The Star 
    Property developers are urged to give up-to-date reports to the National Property Information Centre (Napic) to enable accurate assessment of the current property trend.

  91. Ex-mayor's wife faces RM6m fine 26/10/2005 Malay Mail
    KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of a former Kuala Lumpur Mayor is facing a RM6 million fine for renovating her house without approval from the local council.

  92. Council lawyers reviewing lost case 26/10/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Lawyers of the municipal council here (MPPJ) are reviewing the Taman Desaria case that it lost at the Shah Alam High Court on Monday.

  93. Stand up for your rights: Kayveas 26/10/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: The public should take the cue from the residents of Taman Desaria and stand up against abuse of power, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk M.Kayveas.

  94. Gazette reserved land, says MB 27/10/2005 The Star
    IPOH: All local authorities in Perak must gazette reserved land as open space by December.

  95. Apartment plan: Objection hearing for Duta folk 27/10/2005 Malay Mail
    Residents of Taman Duta will have another chance to protest against the development of 13 blocks of luxury apartments in Jalan Gallagher here.

  96. SS7 residents may sue MPPJ over lake project 27/10/2005 Malay Mail
    Residents of SS7 Kelana Jaya are contemplating legal action against the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) for allegedly not consulting them before approving the construction of a commercial complex next to the neighbourhood lake.

  97. Konsep jual beli rumah untungkan pemaju 27/10/2005 BH
    MUNGKIN ramai yang pernah membangkitkan isu ini, tetapi sampat sekarang belum ada jalan, penyelesaian. Isunya pengguna beli rumah yang belum lagi wujud, sebaliknya hanya ada dalam lakaran. Keadaan ini sudah lama berlaku, malah sejak dulu lagi pembeli terpaksa bayar harga rumah yang belum boleh diduduki.

  98. Section 19 RA to look after river 28/10/2005 The Star 
    THE Section 19 Residents’ Association (RA) was officially recognised as the first residential organisation in Petaling Jaya to look after Sungai Penchala. The association will look after the short stretch of the river from Jasmine Tower to the British American Tobacco factory area.

  99. PJ folk to pay higher assessment 28/10/2005 The Star
    PETALING JAYA: Assessment rates are set to increase by 10% for all properties here except condominiums, apartments and low-cost flats from next year.

  100. "We just wanted to fight for justice" 28/10/2005 The Sun
    THE SECRETARY of the pro-tem committee of the Taman Desaria Residents Association Cho Suet Sen is relieved everything is over. The court ruled in the residents' favour and the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) has been ordered to pay costs to her and 85 other residents.

  101. Keep non-gated status 28/10/2005 The Star
    THE Residents Association of Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor, will build guardhouses within Taman Wawasan 1, 2 and 3 next month.

  102. Rogues exposed 29/10/2005 NST By G. Umakanthan
    IN a move welcomed immediately by the National House Buyers Association, the Housing and Local Government Ministry four days ago posted on its website ( lists of housing developers who have run foul of the law.

  103. Laws alone are not enough 29/10/2005 NST By YlN EE KlONG, Batu Ferringhi, Penang

  104. Online planning approvals for Selangor 29/10/2005 NST By Chris Prasad
    SELANGOR is set to begin implementing a State-wide e-Government project to make planning and building approvals more transparent and efficient, which may serve as a prototype for the rest of the country.

  105. Housing heartaches 29/10/2005 NST By Salleh Buang
    In May 2004, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was quoted by the local media as saying, "I think it is not right to pay money first, before you get your house if they (developers) don't get to sell all their houses, the money won't be enough for them to build. What will happen to those who have paid up?"

  106. Disciplining rules 29/10/2005 NST-Prop Andrew Wong

  107. Highly regarded profession 30/10/2005 NST
    EVERY time a building is found to be faulty or, worse, collapses, concern is raised that our buildings are substandard or that our engineers are not as good as they should be.

  108. Project approvals in 28 days 31/10/2005 The Sun
    PETALING JAYA: Twenty-eight days -- that's how long it will take for developers to get building plan approvals after an E-Government project is implemented in Selangor next year.

  109. Houses built under new concept to cost more 31/10/2005 The Star
    MIRI: Prices of new houses could surge by 30% under the build-and-sell concept, said Sarawak Housing Developers Association.


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