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Complex operating without CF or business permit 04/10/2006 The Star By Lee Yuk Peng
MALACCA: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall – the latest, and touted as the largest, shopping centre in the state – has been operating without a business licence since it opened late last month.

Drop in house sales worrying 06/10/2006 The Star 
KUALA LUMPUR: Weak market conditions and tightening of loans by banks has caused house sales to drop, according to the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda).

Rehda: Fix a timeframe 06/10/2006 The Star
PENANG: Housing developers have appealed to the state to keep the policy of allowing unsold bumiputra units to be sold non-bumiputras after six months.

Office has no power to prosecute 07/10/2006 The Star
The Land and Mines Office has no power to prosecute developers for failure to submit strata title applications within the stipulated time.

Some developers never apply for strata titles 08/10/2006 Sabah Daily Express
Penampang: Some property developers in Sabah were found to have never submitted any application for strata titles, even years after their development projects had been completed and sold.

Housing laws need review 09/10/2006 The Star
LAWS, regulations, guidelines and such are introduced to provide society with the necessary framework for maintaining law and order and for instilling equitable discipline for the larger good

Ensuring crime kept at bay 09/10/2006 By K. W. Mak
CRIME is on the rise in the Klang Valley and everyone has either been a victim or knows someone who has been a victim.

All they want is a place to stay 11/10/2006 The Star
RESIDENTS of the five-storey low-cost flats in Section 10, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, who were hit by a landslide on Monday night, were relieved that the authorities had taken a swift decision to relocate them to temporary flats in Air Panas.

Wangsa Maju flat dwellers to be relocated 11/10/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: All residents of four blocks of flats in Wangsa Maju Section 10 will be relocated to temporary homes in Air Panas.

Government uneasy over frequent landslides 11/10/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: An investigation is being carried out on the soil stability of Ulu Klang, Ampang and Wangsa Maju to the northeast of the Federal capital where many landslides have occurred in recent years.

No compromise on quality 12/10/2006 The Star
I REFER to your report, “Housing laws need review” (StarBiz, Oct 9). While I agree that housing laws and regulations need to be reviewed, I feel the laws should actually be tightened to get rid of the loopholes and create more accountability and to achieve developed nation quality of construction.

Extension woes for 40 12/10/2006 The Star
ABOUT 40 residents of Bukit OUG Townhouse found themselves in a tight spot after receiving notices from Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s Town Planning Department for putting up illegal extensions in and around their property recently.
They have been given 14 days to remove the extensions or face a fine.

Sesco ordered to refund bill 12/10/2006 The Star
KUCHING: Businessman Chai Kun Seng paid RM9,045 in outstanding arrears to Syarikat Sesco Bhd to get power supply reconnected to a house he had bought in an auction, even though the bill was not incurred by him.

Fortress breached! 13/10/2006 The Malay Mail 
BY all accounts, the clothes wholesaler’s semi-detached house in Duta Nusantara, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, was a virtual fortress. The surrounding area is gated with round-the-clock security patrol, and an alarm system linked to the guard house.

Rehda Suggests Government Reconsider Plan To Amend Hill Slope 13/10/2006 Bernama  
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda) has denounced as impractical and unjustified the government's plan to subject developments on hill slopes with a 15 degree gradient to soil and geological studies.

Small land lots can be partitioned 13/10/2006 The Star  
Those who inherit portions of land less than 0.4ha will be able to partition their land grant from the original soon. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid said currently, only one grant was issued for a piece of land less than 0.4ha inherited by several people in a family.

In coma after lift shaft fall 14/10/2006 The Star
A YEAR Two pupil suffered a hellish fall after he slipped down a shaft from the faulty lift of a flat in Petaling Jaya on Thursday, Kosmo! reported. S. Logeswaran, eight, broke his spine, hips and all four limbs after plunging 16 floors from Block F of the Taman Putra Permai flats.

SPNB rehabilitates eight abandoned projects 14/10/2006 NST
SYARIKAT Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB), which has taken over 73 abandoned housing projects for rehabilitation, has so far completed and obtained Certificates of Fitness for Occupation for 11 projects containing 4,575 houses.

Water to cost more soon 15/10/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Water tariffs will go up by 15% for Klang Valley consumers who use more than 35 cubic metres per month, says Water, Energy and Communications Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik.

Pembeli bawa kes ke tribunal 15/10/2004 Kosmo Oleh Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR - Pembeli-pembeli rumah di Taman Jasa Murni, Selayang yang terbengkalai berikutan kegagalan pemaju, Intelligent Mission Sdn. Bhd.mendapatkan lesen dan permit jualan, membawa kes mereka ke Tribunal Tuntutan Pengguna Malaysian (TTPM).Jurucakap pembeli-pembeli terbabit, Mohd. Rashid Abdul Rani, ketika dihubungi oleh KOSMO! semalam berkata, kira-kira 30 pembeli telah memfailkan kes mereka di TTPM.

5,000 jobs at Meru Park 15/10/2006 NSUNT
KLANG: The 128-hectare Meru Industrial Park project in Selangor, which has been revived after being abandoned for nearly a decade, will be able to provide some 5,000 jobs when fully completed, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn. He said the project, which was abandoned following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, would be completed by the end of next year. "It will create new business opportunities for small and medium industries entrepreneurs," he said at the re-launching of the project here yesterday. Fong said that some 88 hectares had also been developed into housing estates, commercial and manufacturing centres. - Bernama

Repairs on flats to take six months 17/10/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Section 10, Wangsa Maju -Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu

IJM to acquire Road Builder 18/10/2006 The Star
PETALING JAYA:  IJM Corp Bhd -proposal pending for the purchase of a 25% stake in Kumpulan Europlus Bhd, a construction and property development group, which has a major stake in Talam Corp Bhd, a large property developer that had faced financial difficulties.  

Home boost for foreigners 19/10/2006 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Effendi Norwawi

Malaysia's Aid For Tsunami Victims Fascinates World Bank 19/10/2006 Bernama
SUNGAI PETANI, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- The World Bank is fascinated by the efforts of the Malaysian government and its people in helping the country's victims of the Dec 2004 tsunami disaster, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Property Market Moderated In First Half 2006 19/10/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian property market moderated in the first half (HI) of 2006 despite supportive government policies and measures, announced in Budget 2006, to mitigate the contraction in the construction sector.

CAP: Stand by your decisions 19/10/2006 The Star
PENANG: The Consumer Claims Tribunal and House Buyer Claims Tribunal should stand by their decisions to give credence to their findings and gain public respect.

VTI Vintage gets RM200m SPNB job 19/10/2006 The Edge Daily
VTI Vintage Bhd’s unit Vintage Roofing & Construction Sdn Bhd (VRC) has recently secured a RM150 million to RM200 million contract from Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) to supply roofing tiles.

Issues related to infrastructure funding 23/10/2006 The Star
A LARGE part of the housing delivery process revolves around the provision of infrastructure. In most countries, this is undertaken by the government as part of its mandate.

Tsunami victims to get new apartments soon 23/10/2006 The Star
TSUNAMI victims, now staying in temporary houses, can look forward to moving into brand new apartments in Tanjung Bungah by the end of next month.

A reason to smile, finally 26/10/2006 The Star
AFTER five years, Skyvilla Serdang buyers had a reason to smile recently when they moved one step closer to obtaining their keys.

Centre only a part of area 26/10/2006 The Star
With reference to the story on the one stop centre for community services at Section 7, Kota Damansara. we would like to clarify that the one-stop centre is not an officially recognised centre by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).

‘We are sick of the floods in TTDI Jaya’ 26/10/2006 The Star
LOOKS like the massive flood that hit TTDI Jaya, Shah Alam, in February had not paved the way for a foolproof method to prevent future floods from occurring.

Stop the abuse of power 27/10/2006 The  Star
POLITICIANS who have positions in the governing of the country should lead by showing good examples to the people. Those who contravene the trust given to them and feel that they are above the law should be rebuked.

Keys handed over, but squatters far from pleased 26/10/2006 The Star By Vivienne Pal
WITH the handover of keys of the completed Sri Ara low cost apartments (formerly Vista Damansara) to 250 squatter families in Kg Sg Kayu Ara, Petaling Jaya is now squatter-free.

Extended defect liability: Is it meaningful? 28/10/2006  NST-PROP
A legal opinion of what it really provides, and whether it should be adopted industry-wide ON the surface, news that some developers are offering buyers warranty periods twice as long as what they're obliged to provide for houses they build sounds welcoming.

Direct way to file complaints 29/10/2006 Sunday Star
PUTRAJAYA: It is now easier for the public to contact the complaints section of government agencies directly, thanks to the updated website of the Public Complaints Bureau.

Build-Then-Sell on the fast-track 28/10/2006 NST
APPROVAL time for developers that implement the Build-Then-Sell concept will be shortened considerably, the Government has promised. Land conversion, sub-division, issuance of titles as well as approvals for layout and building plans will also be sped up with the establishment of one-stop centres for these tasks.

Penalise all lawbreakers 30/10/2006 The Star 
HAVE you visited the website of your local council recently? I just did, and the message that greeted me at the Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) homepage was: “Settle your assessment rates; otherwise, your home will be sealed.”

Increase in water rates in Selangor, KL and Putra Jaya 31/10/2006 The Star
SHAH ALAM: Consumers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will pay more for their water starting Wednesday as the new water tariff comes into effect.

Absence of respondents to blame 31/10/2006 NST
PUTRAJAYA: The penalties are stiff, but they still do not comply. A fine of RM5,000, two years imprisonment or both.

Show us the money, cry claimants 31/10/2006 NST
This comes from the non-compliance of awards, be they from the Consumer Claims Tribunal or the Homebuyer Claims Tribunal.

Sesco tightens power-supply rules  31/10/2006 The Star 
Property owners or tenants who have just moved into their premises must open an electricity account under their own name with Syarikat Sesco Bhd for power supply to be connected.

Abandoned agri park to reopen 31/10/2006 NST
KUALA TERENGGANU: A restored agriculture park, which had been abandoned for more than three years, will reopen its doors to visitors in December. The Sekayu Agriculture Park in Hulu Terengganu has undergone a massive facelift, including replacement of wooden bridges, shelters and replanting of orchards, once its trademark.


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