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).
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.
Small land lots can be partitioned 13/10/2006 The Star
In coma after lift shaft fall 14/10/2006 The Star
SPNB rehabilitates eight abandoned projects
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
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
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
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
Build-Then-Sell on the fast-track
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.