Homes built for
bonding 03/09/2006 Sunday
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
5,049 Unit Rumah Terbengkalai Sedang Dibaik Pulih SPNB
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
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
National House Buyers’ Association (HBA) vice-president Datuk Goh Seng Toh
says there must be changes to regulations or else the concept cannot take
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
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.
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
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. .
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
Banks must support build-then-sell concept: Housing minister
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.
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
The StarPENANG: 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
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.
To Address Current Issues On Housing Loan 15/09/2006
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
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.
abandoned project 17/09/2006
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
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.
offenders no mercy 20/09/2006
The Star SLEDGEHAMMER, Petaling Jaya.
killed by intruders 21/09/2006
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
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
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
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.
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
The Star By Stuart Michael
Women, Family and Community Development Ministry parliamentary secretary Datin
Paduka Chew Mei Fun is all for gated communities.
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.
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.
have been victimised' 28/09/2006 The Star By
THEY were promised new homes last year, but have still not received their
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
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
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".