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Homes built for bonding 03/09/2006 Sunday Star
According to David Chan Weng Cheong, architecture is not just about designing a building. He tells FOONG PEK YEE that it should also be about designing buildings that foster a loving and lasting relationship among its inhabitants.

Bajet dorong rakyat miliki kediaman 03/09/2006 BM
KUALA LUMPUR: Langkah kerajaan membina lebih banyak rumah mampu milik dan memulihkan projek perumahan terbengkalai akan meringankan beban golongan berpendapatan rendah, sekali gus membantu mereka memiliki kediaman sendiri. Presiden Persatuan Pembeli Rumah (HBA), Datuk Goh Seng Toh, berkata majoriti golongan berpendapatan rendah ketika ini perlu membayar sewa rumah pada kadar mahal dan menghalang hasrat untuk memiliki kediaman sendiri.

CM: Speed up homes for victims 05/09/2006 The Star
CHIEF Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has ordered that construction work on a block of apartments for tsunami victims in Tanjung Bugah, Penang, be expedited.

When every sen counts 05/09/2006 The Star
I AM a resident of USJ 16 and recently a certain group of residents decided to put a boom gate at the main entrance to the neighbourhood.

Flood fears continue 06/09/2006 The Star By Yip Yoke Teng
FRUSTRATED by 10 years of flood woes, residents around Kampung Cheras Baru do not want another housing project on a nearby hill slope to worsen the situation.

40 years to process a land application 06/09/2006 NST
IT took 40 years for the Kedah Government to process one application for land. This happened despite employing the MS ISO 9002 standards procedure, under which it was supposed to handle applications for government land within nine months.

Flat for only RM9,000 06/09/2006 The Star By K.KASTURI DEWI
WANNA buy a flat from as low as RM9,000 only? Well, just drop by the grand auction to be held on Sept 15 and Sept 16 in conjunction with the Star Property & Home Fair 2006 at the Penang Inter-national Sports Arena (PISA).

New Bill to give flat buyers more say 07/09/2006 The Star
OWNERS of flats and apartments will be able to appoint their own management corporation prior to strata titles being issued when the Building and Joint Property Bill is passed and put into effect.

Housing loan scheme won’t affect EPF earnings 08/09/2007 The Star By SIM LEOI LEOI
PUTRAJAYA: The freeing of RM9.6bil in Employees Provident Fund contributions to pay for the purchase of homes by the public will not affect the earnings of the body.

Failure to fine landowners 09/09/2006 The Star
THE Penang Land and Mines Office did not take strong action against landowners of high-rise buildings who failed to apply for the strata title, the Auditor-Gene-ral’s Report 2005 said.

Sebanyak 5,049 Unit Rumah Terbengkalai Sedang Dibaik Pulih SPNB 11/09/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Sept (Bernama) -- Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) sedang melaksanakan pemulihan bagi lapan projek perumahan terbengkalai membabitkan 5,049 unit rumah dan meneliti 42 lagi projek perumahan terbengkalai sama ada sesuai atau tidak untuk dibaikpulih.

SPNB Rehabilitates 5,049 Abandoned Houses 11/09/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) -- Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) is rehabilitating eight abandoned housing projects, involving 5,049 houses, and studying the feasibility of rehabilitating 42 other projects.

Buyers discover the devil's in the details 11/09/2006 NST
National House Buyers’ Association (HBA) vice-president Datuk Goh Seng Toh says there must be changes to regulations or else the concept cannot take off.

Pahang needs more income to balance shaky state finances 11/09/2006 The Star
KUANTAN: The Pahang government has to be prudent with its spending and intensify efforts to source for revenue, said the Auditor-General’s Report.

Gov’t in talks with banks on 10:90 BTS system 12/09/2006 The Edge Daily
The government is in talks with Bank Negara and financial institutions to implement the proposed 10:90 Build-Then-Sell (BTS) mode of housing delivery, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.

Sebanyak 16 pemaju dihadapkan ke Mahkamah tidak mematuhi keputusan Tribunal 12/09/2006 Bernama
Petaling Jaya, 12 Sept (Bernama) - Sebanyak 16 pemaju telah dihadapkan ke mahkamah kerana tidak mematuhi keputusan Tribunal Tuntutan Pembeli Rumah untuk membayar pampasan kepada pembeli rumah, kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting hari Selasa.

Heftier fines for developers 12/09/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Property buyers will benefit when the penalty ceiling for not complying with each clause in a Sales and Purchase agreement is doubled to RM50,000 after the Housing Development Act is amended.

EPF withdrawals to go into members’ bank accounts 12/09/2007 The Star By IZATUN SHARI
KUALA LUMPUR: The EPF monthly withdrawal for reducing housing loans will be credited directly into the contributor's personal bank account and not to the lending bank

Groups: Credit EPF savings to banks, not personal accounts 12/09/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Several organisations want the monthly withdrawals from the EPF Account 2 to be credited to the financial institution from which the housing loan was taken instead of to the contributor's personal account. .

SPNB pantau projek 12/09/2006 BH Oleh Rohaniza Idris
SYARIKAT Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) sudah memulih, memberi khidmat nasihat dan memantau 73 projek perumahan terbengkalai di seluruh negara sejak ditubuhkan pada 1997.

Banks must support build-then-sell concept: Housing minister 13/09/2006 NST 
BANKS must be prepared to lend more support to developers when the build-then-sell concept kicks off next year, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said.

Action sought against company owners who owe quit rent 12/09/2006 The Star
MALACCA: The Auditor-General wants action to be taken against company owners who have been the main culprits in not paying quit rent totalling RM32.59mil.

Banks must play role, if build-then-sell is to succeed 13/09/2006 The Star By Royce Cheah
PETALING JAYA: Banks have to play their role if the build-then-sell concept is to take off, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Tribunal claims to be doubled 13/09/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Property buyers will benefit when the Homebuyers Claims Tribunal is able to hear claims involving up to RM50,000 with a proposed amendment to the Housing Development Act.

Landmarks without strata titles 14/09/2006  The Star
PENANG: Owners of several high-rise landmarks on the island, including shopping complexes, have yet to apply for strata titles within the stipulated timeframe.

Send the company directors to jail 14/09/2006 SPEAK UP! :: theSun Says
The manner and the speed in which the Housebuyers Claims Tribunal is working only goes to show that government agencies can provide efficient service if they want to.

Task force to help builders  15/09/2006 The Star
ALOR STAR: A special task force will be set up to help developers and to identify loopholes in the housing industry.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said the task force would involve the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda), local authorities and the state Land and Minerals Department.

Legislation To Address Current Issues On Housing Loan 15/09/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 (Bernama) -- A legislation to address current issues concerning housing loan among housebuyers and property developers is expected to be implemented in the first half of next year.

Ong: Focus beyond quantity 16/09/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Developers from the private sector must not only focus on quantity but also consider other factors when developing housing projects, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Developer transforms abandoned project 17/09/2006 The Star
KLANG: Once an eyesore, an abandoned hotel project here is being transformed into a beautiful up-market structure.

Troops can expect better housing 19/09/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA: Armed forces personnel in the Klang Valley can look forward to better housing thanks to nine projects by the Defence Ministry. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said high rental rates in the Klang Valley had forced armed forces personnel to take up cheap accommodation that did not give them the quality of life that they deserved.

Are these guards screened? 19/09/2006 The Star By CAR THEFT VICTIM, Muar.
IN HIS determined effort to fight crime, may I suggest to our new Inspector-General of Police to also look into the eligibility of security guards employed by condominiums, factories and housing estates.

Govt urged to form Commission of Buildings fast 20/09/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Property management stakeholders want the Government to quickly set up a Commission of Buildings (COB) instead of amending the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981.

Banglo terbengkalai dikhuatiri jadi sarang penagih dadah 20/9/2006 Utusan Malaysia
Rawang 19 Sept. - Keadaan banglo terbengkali yang sunyi dan dipenuhi semak di Kampung Tersusun Kiai Haji Arshad, Batu 29 1/2, Jalan Batang Berjuntai, dekat disini, menimbulkan rasa kurang senang di kalangan penduduk sekitar.

Show tribunal offenders no mercy 20/09/2006 The Star SLEDGEHAMMER, Petaling Jaya.

Security chief killed by intruders 21/09/2006 The Star
SHAH ALAM: The chief security officer of an apartment here was killed and a guard injured when they tried to stop a group of intruders from entering the premises of Perdana Apartments at Section 13 here.

Enforcement unit of consumer court needs more bite 22/09/2006 The Star E.L.Teh, Kuala Lumpur.

Formula for builders’ contribution soon 22/09/2006 The Star
PENANG will come up with a formula to determine a reasonable contribution of amenities by developers in new housing schemes.

800 file quit rent appeal 22/09/2006 The Star
HOUSEWIFE K. Danalachmey was having sleepless nights after she received her quit rent bill that stated an increase of about 200% since early this year.

Folks urge MBPJ to close road 23/09/2006 The Star By K.W. MAK
RESIDENTS of Ara Damansara want the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to close off Jalan 1A/43 leading to the Vista Subang apartments.

Fast-track approval for build-then-sell projects 26/09/2006 NST
PUTRAJAYA: Applications for housing projects will be approved in four months, beginning next year. However, this speedy Planning Delivery and Land Development Process System will only benefit housing developers who opt for the build-then-sell concept.

DPM: Get public opinion 26/09/2006 The Star By V.P. SUJATA
PUTRAJAYA: All local authorities need to seek public opinion before making decisions which will affect them. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said local councillors had the responsibility to get public opinion before a local authority made decisions that concerned the public.

Perak no to ‘rent and sell’ concept 26/09/2006 The Star By Sylvia Looi
PERAK has no plans to implement the ‘rent and sell’ concept for its housing projects, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali.

Get people's opinion before making decisions, Najib tells local councils 26/09/2006 The Star
PUTRAJAYA: All local authorities must seek the opinion of the public before making decisions affecting them. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said local councillors had such a duty to the people after chairing the 55th National Council for Local Government here yesterday. 

Chew is all for gated communities 26/09/2006 The Star By Stuart Michael
Women, Family and Community Development Ministry parliamentary secretary Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun is all for gated communities.

Out-source council approval system 27/09/2006 The Star By I-LOVE-PENANG, Penang. 
DEPUTY Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s comment that there are many weaknesses in local councils is very true and timely, “Consult first” (The Star, Sept 26).

One-stop centres for faster approval of projects 28/9/2006 The Star BY EMBUN MAJID
THE Alor Star City Council and three municipal councils in Kedah will set up one-stop centres to give the necessary approval of plans to developers using the build-and-sell concept.

Residents claim developer charging too high for water 28/09/2006 The Star
MUAR: Residents of a low-cost flat complex near Jalan Bakariah here want Syarikat Air Johor (SAJ) to send their monthly utility bills directly to them instead of to the developer.

'We have been victimised' 28/09/2006 The Star By Vivienne Pal
THEY were promised new homes last year, but have still not received their keys.

Johor contractor eyes listing 28/09/2006 The Star By Zazali Musa
JOHOR BARU: Johor-based construction and property company Mahabuilders Sdn Bhd is seeking a listing on Bursa Malaysia main board next year.

Plans approved before project  30/09/2006 The Star
Bandar Mahkota Cheras developer Narajaya Sdn Bhd has issued a press statement asserting that it had obtained approval from the relevant authorities to build a toll-free access road and that it has no obligation to compensate Cheras-Kajang Highway concessionaire Grand Saga Sdn Bhd.

Our homes, our say 30/09/2006 NST By Chris Prasad
A GOVERNMENT effort to amend legislation so that all property managers must be licenced has met with stiff opposition from home owners who believe the move infringes on their basic proprietary rights. While the amendments to the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act, initiated by the Ministry of Finance's Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents (BVAEA), was mooted to improve professionalism and quality of the practice, owners feel the outcome could produce the opposite effect.

Bandar Botanic rises to Singaporean standards 30/09/2006 NST
HOW do you benchmark quality? In property developer Gamuda Land's case, it has adopted Singapore's demanding construction assessment system called Conquas 21 to measure the standard for its Bandar Botanic township in southern Klang, Selangor. Created by the island republic's Building Construction Authority (BCA), Gamuda Land managing director Chow Chee Wah said the system "is a constructive platform that ensures good practices among developers and contractors to get it right the first time".


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