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Mud flow woes return 01/12/2006 The Star
RESIDENTS of High Street in Tronoh, Perak, thought that the mud flood woes they faced last year were over after a developer of a housing scheme nearby constructed a bunker to stop the mud slides.
Better deal for house buyers 01/12/2006 The Star
The proposed amendment to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act will have a major impact on the housing industry and housebuyers.
Tremors felt in parts of Malaysia following Sumatran earthquake 01/12/2006 NST 
Tremors were felt in the city, Petaling Jaya and Penang today after a strong earthquake hit Medan, Indonesia. Residents in high-rise buildings in the three areas said they felt the tremors. This was the result of an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale at 11.58am.
Hot debate on 'illegal' property managers 01/12/2006 www. theedge.daily By Au Foong Yee
Roundtable discussions are forums where panellists — experts in their respective fields — can speak their mind to exchange, understand, echo or oppose viewpoints expressed, explicitly or perhaps implied.
Council sued over ‘illegal buildings’ 02/12/2006 The Star
The Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) has been sued for allowing commercial properties, including a hotel, to be built on several plots of agriculture land without plans.
Folks want reduction in quit rent 02/12/2006 The Star
FOR the past 35 years, residents living in medium cost apartments in Jalan Poah and Jalan Gajus off Jalan Loke Yew have been charged quit rent at a commercial rate by the Federal Territory Land Office.
Action against developers over flooding 02/12/2006 The Star
The Selangor government has initiated action against three developers who allegedly contributed towards the flash floods on Nov 11 and Nov 25 in Bukit Kemuning, Sg Rasau and Kg Melayu Subang.
No solution yet over access road 02/12/2006 The Star
THE matter would be brought to the immediate attention of the Works Minister. This was the only assurance given to Bandar Mahkota Cheras Open Access Road Committee members and township residents who met with Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Mohd Noor Yaacob on Tuesday.
No compensation yet for 80 02/12/2006 The Star
SOME 80 houseowners of the Desa Heights Condominium in Kepong, Selayang, are disappointed that the developer has yet to pay them the awards by the Tribunal for Homebuyers Claims after two years.
Flat dwellers brace for the worst as floods loom 02/12/ 2006 NST
128 other families at the Lapang Besar flats here, is understandable as they have been experiencing flash floods since 2001.
Hefty fines for causing floods 02/12/2006 NST
What is the point of building retention ponds but failing to ensure rain water can flow into them? That must have been the question running through the heads of state as three developers received hefty fines of between RM25,000 and RM275,000 for doing just that.
Datuk dalang tipu RM10 juta 02/12/2006 Harian Metro
Gelap mata dengan nilai hartanah mencecah RM10 juta bagi sekeping tanah sekangkang kera berhampiran pusat beli-belah Mid Valley, seorang Datuk membuat rancangan menipu dengan mendapatkan geran tanah berkenaan yang bukan miliknya sebelum menjualnya.
Panik rumah bergoyang 02/12/2006 Harian Metro
Antara bangunan tinggi yang merasai gegaran itu ialah bangunan Tun Abdul Razak (Komtar) yang menempatkan pejabat kerajaan dan kompleks beli-belah, Menara Northam dan beberapa pangsapuri dan rumah pangsa.
Showhouses are misleading 02/12/2006 The Star C.N.L., Kluang.
USJ's Newgate Avenue revived  02/12/2006 NST
DEVELOPER Pinggiran Setia Sdn Bhd has revived an abandoned apartment development in the USJ 21 locale of Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Fraudsters sought by police 02/12/2006 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: He lied to get a new title deed from the land office for a piece of land he did not own, used it to cheat a bank of RM10 million, and finally, sold it off.
Rating system for developers 04/12/2006 The Star
Guidelines for gated communities 04/12/2006 The Sun By Maria J. Dass
Subang Jaya: Developers and residents in Selangor who are planning to set up gated and guarded communities to boost security in their neighbourhood will have to follow a new scheme outlined by the Selangor Housing and Real Estate Board.
Proposal for faster strata titles 05/12/2006 The Star
DELAY in the issuance of strata titles to unit owners of high-rise buildings is akin to a “time bomb waiting to explode.”
Residents unhappy with changes in building 05/12/2006 The Malay Mail  
RESIDENTS of Sri Gotong Apartment in Batu Caves, yesterday held a peaceful protest to express their disappointment with Benih Murni Sdn Bhd, the developer of the apartment.
‘MPS approved our plans’  06/12/2006 The Malay Mail
THE developer of Sri Gotong Apartment has denied amending the building plans without the approval of the Selayang Municipal Council.
Proposed Amendment To Housing Development Law Not Applicable To Sarawak 06/12/2006 Bernama
KUCHING, Dec 6 (Bernama) -- The proposed amendment to the housing development law, which will give house buyers the right to nullify the sale and purchase agreement if a housing project encounters problems, is not applicable to Sarawak.
Show house can be useful decor guide for buyers 06/12/2006 The Star
Clear rubble, developers told 07/12/2006  The Star
State municipal council infrastructure and traffic standing committee alternate chairman Tan Yoke Cheng
Bantu ahli koperasi miliki rumah sendiri 07/12/2006 HM Oleh Faizatul Farlin Farush Khan
MEMILIKI rumah sendiri idaman setiap orang, tetapi bukan semua mampu terutama mereka yang berpendapatan rendah dan sederhana.
Many high-rise residents face maintenance woes 07/12/2006 The Star
RESIDENTS of high-rise apartments have complained to the Federation of Malaysia Consumers Association (Fomca) about the high service charges and poor standard of service provided by management companies.
High-rise service woes 08/12/2006 The Star
RESIDENTS of the eight-storey Sunrise Park Apartments in Kampung Baru Ampang are fed-up with the poor service provided by Kumpalan Bertiga Development Sdn Bhd, which oversees maintenance.
Cracks on road worry residents 09/12/2006 The Star 
CRACKS have appeared on a road of a newly completed housing scheme at a hilly area in Batu Gajah during a recent downpour.
Meetings draw a blank 09/12/2006 The Star By VIVIENNE PAL
NUMEROUS meetings with the local authorities, the Housing and Local Government ministry, developer and bank have still come to naught for the 200-odd squatter families in Kg Sg Kayu Ara.
CCC Will Give Better Protection To Housebuyers 11/12/2006 Bernama
Buyers of houses and buildings would be better protected with the introduction of the Certificate of Compliance and Completion (CCC) in place of the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation (CFO), said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
Pemaju berhelah  11/12/2006 HM Oleh Nur Farhana Abdul Manan
DAMANSARA: Kira- kira 50 pembeli pangsapuri kos sederhana di Flora Damansara di sini kelmarin 'berkampung' di hadapan pejabat syarikat pemaju yang didakwa tidak mahu membayar wang pampasan kelewatan penyerahan kunci rumah mereka. Tindakan memprotes sikap pemaju yang enggan memberi penjelasan dan bersemuka dengan penduduk berikutan kelewatan itu menyebabkan ramai pembeli kecewa.
Bigger say for high-rise building owners 11/12/2006 The Sun By B. Suresh Ram
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 11, 2006): The days when developers of high-rise apartments lord over their property in the initial years -- sometimes making decisions against the interest of their buyers -- will soon be over.
No sign of dream house 12/12/2005 MM
ADZHAR is fed up of waiting for her bungalow to be built in Bukit Impian, U10 Shah Alam. She booked her dream house from the developer, Intelligent Mission Sdn Bhd, and has been servicing her loan since 2002. "I have checked the area several times and all I can see is a plot of empty land," she says."I have called the developer so many times and each time they would tell me that the project would start within the next few months. I want to know for sure whether this project will become a reality or whether it has been abandoned. Intelligent Mission Sdn Bhd’s project manager Zul Karim admits that the project has been delayed but assures ADZHAR that it has not been abandoned."The project will be taken over by another developer. We will call a meeting with the buyers before the end of the year," Zul Karim says.
Dewan Rakyat: Housing certification queries 12/12/2006 NST
THE successful implementation of the certificate of completion and compliance may lie in the integrity of professionals issuing the documents.
CCC cheer for house buyers 12/12/2006 The Star
THE rights of house buyers will be further protected when the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) is enforced under the amendments to the existing Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 amended.
Bill on property likely to be passed today 12/12/2006 The Star 
JOINT Management Body, comprising developers and purchasers, will be set up to handle property management and maintenance of strata-titled properties before it is fully handed over to the management corporations, comprising property owners.
Syabas agreeable to residents’ proposal 12/12/2006 The Star
Syabas will formally request the state government to legislate rules to make it compulsory for the meters to be handed over to Syabas so condominium residents can enjoy the domestic rate.” 
Kuantan folk fuming over rate hike plan 12/12/2006 The Star
Residents get recreational area after a long wait 12/12/2006 The Star Taman Kilangin at Jalan Sungai, Penang
No plans to re-develop 12/12/2006 MM By Masami Mustaza; Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim
THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has no plans to re-develop the Highland Towers. Public relations officer Norhayati Ahmad said the area will remain untouched and the two blocks still standing will be left as they are.
Government Has Yet To Set Launching Date Of Build-And-Sell Concept 13/12/2006 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 (Bernama) -- The government has yet to set the launching date of the build and sell concept as a lot of developers still do not have the financial capability to carry out such projects.
Bill protects house buyers, Dewan told 13/12/2006 The Star
THE newly passed Housing Development (Control and Licensing) (Amendment) Bill will protect house buyers from becoming victims of abandoned housing projects, the Dewan heard.
At the Dewan Rakyat yesterday: Developers to get bigger fines in move to protect buyers 13/12/2006 NST  
HEAVIER penalties are in store for housing developers who break the law.To provide greater protection for home buyers under the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) (Amendment) Bill, maximum thresholds for some fines have become minimum amounts.
At the Dewan Rakyat yesterday: Bringing designers under Architects Act 13/12/2006  NST
WHAT do interior designers have to do with architects? More than one would think, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu, who had to defend his ministry’s decision to bring interior designers under the Architects Act.
Regulating interior designers 13/12/2006 The Star
INTERIOR designers are being regulated to ensure they provide proper service to property owners. Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu,
House Passes Building And Common Property Bill 13/12/2006 Bernama
The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 passed by the Dewan Rakyat, Wednesday will provide greater protection to owners of common property such as high-rise and commercial buildings.
House owners to face action 14/12/2006 NST
The owners of six houses in Jalan Gasing and Jalan University will be issued with stop work orders for flouting building regulations during renovation work.
Woes over for high- rise owners 14/12/2006 Daily Express Sabah
Kuala Lumpur: The Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 passed by the Dewan Rakyat Wednesday will provide greater protection to owners of common property such as high-rise and commercial buildings.
Bill spells out rights of buyers 14/12/2006 The Star
THE House passed the Building and Common Property (Maintenance and Management) Bill 2006 that will better protect buyers of common properties such as high-rise buildings.
Act will make it faster to obtain strata titles 14/12/2006 The Star
ISSUANCE of Strata Titles will no longer take years once the Strata Titles (Amendment) Act 2006 comes into effect next month.
Stairways to exhaustion 15/12/2006 The Star
The resident of Block 25 of Taman Sri Damai flats in Batu Lancang, Penang, is frustrated with the breakdown of the two lifts.
Property laws hold promise, pitfalls 15/12/2006 The Sun
The Dewan Rakyat this week passed one Bill and changed another set of laws which are related to housing and property.
Worried over family's safety
15/12/2006 MM By Nisrin Othman; Halim Said
HENRY, of Kuala Langat, is worried about his family's safety because the area he is staying in was partly abandoned by the developer. "The housing project has been left uncompleted so not many people live here," says HENRY.
Mall tenants score victory 16/12/2006 The Star
Tenants of one of the town's most famous malls here have scored a victory over the management of the shopping complex.
Tribunal decision quashed 16/12/2006 The Star By K.Suthakar
PENANG: The High Court has ruled that the Housing Tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear claims filed by eight Penang Municipal Council workers against the council over alleged defects in the council’s turnkey housing project in Jalan Veterinari.
Projek terbengkalai sarang maksiat 18/12/2006 HM
SUBANG: Keadaan tapak projek Kompleks Dagang Subang Twin, di sini, yang terbengkalai mengundang bahaya kepada orang awam kerana dipenuhi air bertakung dan menjadi tempat individu melakukan kegiatan tidak bermoral seperti penyalahgunaan dadah dan maksiat. Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk Pangsapuri Meranti 1, Gurmit Singh berkata, sebelum ini projek di Jalan Kewajipan 1 itu ditutup dengan dinding penghadang, bagaimanapun tiga bulan lalu ia diruntuhkan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab.
‘Syurga idaman’ tak seindah khabar 19/12/2006 Berita Harian 
500 pembeli pangsapuri kos sederhana blok F Flora Damansara kecewa sikap pemaju
Remaja maut jatuh tangga 19/12/2006 HM Oleh Mohamad Hussin
RAWANG: “Kejadian ini ibarat sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga.
Keluarga mahu saman pemaju 22/12/2006 Berita Harian 
Ibu bapa remaja meninggal dunia selepas koma akibat jatuh tangga di Bandar Tasek Puteri ambil khidmat peguam
Site still an eyesore after all these years 22/12/2006 The Star By Vivienne Pal
FROM a 24-storey commercial complex to an illegal foreign settlement, eyesore and potential nook for disease and crime, the abandoned Subang Jaya Twin Towers is still a thorn in neighbouring residents’ flesh.
Sri Impian Condo alive and well 23/12/2006 NST
THE Sri Impian Condominium project in Brickfields, which was abandoned in November 2000, has finally been completed, with AmBank as its bridging financier. Business adviser to the project, Ferrier Hodgson MH, said the development commenced in March 1997, five months before the Asian financial crisis set in.
Pembeli rumah lega 25/12/2006 BH
ALOR STAR: SERAMAI 150 pembeli rumah di Taman Seri Marina, Jalan Kuala Kedah, dekat sini, lega apabila rumah terbengkalai sejak sembilan tahun lalu dijangka boleh didiami awal tahun depan.
Three Bills a boon for home buyers 25/12/2006 NST 
Cracking down on defaulters 27/12/2006 The Star
Kecewa pembinaan kediaman Bukit Impian tidak bermula  27/12/2006 Utusan
Pemilik unit Riviera dapat hak milik 27/12/2006 Berita Harian
Penantian selama 16 tahun pemilik unit Apartmen Riviera, Taman Muda di sini, untuk mendapatkan hak milik strata berakhir apabila mereka dijangka memperolehinya dalam masa terdekat.
Delivery system call goes unheeded 29/12/2006 The Star By CONCERNED CITIZEN, Kuala Lumpur.
MANY of us are still turning a deaf ear to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s call to cut red tape and improve the public delivery system.

SPNB diminta beri maklumat projek 29/12/2006 BH
SEREMBAN: Kerajaan negeri akan merujuk kepada Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) mengenai projek perumahan terbengkalai di Taman Senawang Jaya Fasa 1 C, Senawang, dekat sini, yang masih belum dimulakan kerja pemulihannya. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri, Datuk Woo Ah Lek, berkata pihaknya tidak dimaklumkan oleh SPNB mengenai perjalanan projek itu walaupun urusan mengenal pasti pembeli asal sudah dilakukan.


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