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Meeting ends with no real solutions
01/05/2007 The Star By K.W. Mak
PROBLEMS faced by KLH apartment and business owners remain unresolved
despite a meeting last Saturday between the authorities and the people.
01/05/2007 MB-HPROP By Dalila Abu Bakar
PROPERTY developer Bluestone Group Malaysia foresees huge potential in
abandoned projects that are coming back into the market. The group is
currently developing an abandoned project with a gross development value (GDV)
of some RM250 million located within the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur.
Taragon Puteri KL, an integrated commercial development comprises a hotel
building and a serviced residence block with limited retail lots in the
Repairs going through the roof at Putrajaya 02/05/2007 The Star
PUTRAJAYA: Besides a burst pipe and a crumbling ceiling, Putrajaya
Holdings (PJH) has another repair work to do: patching up a fire-gutted
roof of a bungalow here.
Shoddy work could be tip of iceberg, says Navaratnam 02/05/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The recent collapse at three new
government buildings is symptomatic of the state of deterioration in
standards, quality, productivity and efficiency in the country, said Tan
Sri Ramon Navaratnam.
Incompetent contractors, delays, cost overruns, failed projects: Lessons
learnt 02/05/2007 NST By Farrah Naz Karim
PUTRAJAYA: The government has put in place mechanisms to avoid delays in
project completion and ensure cost effectiveness.
bosan tunggu pasar baru 02/05/2007 BH Oleh Nor Azma Laila
KUALA LUMPUR: Walaupun sudah banyak berita mengenai
Kompleks Pasar Datuk Keramat yang terbengkalai sejak lima tahun lalu
dilaporkan, namun masih tiada tanda menunjukkan projek itu akan diteruskan
pembinaannya. Berikutan kegagalan projek itu disiapkan pada tarikh yang
sepatutnya, ramai yang kesal dengan masalah.
Does it mean what it says?
03/05/2007 NST By K.S. Lingam
AFTER reading a recent report in the newspapers, I am rather confused over
the fees payable by home buyers under the Solicitors Remuneration Order
2005. The fees are fixed and payable for various transactions between
vendors and clients. There is a fixed scale of fees, and no discounts are
Landmark ruling gives hope to heirs fighting fraud 03/05/2007 NST By V. Anbalagan
PUTRAJAYA: Sometime in 1990, four siblings discovered that a 1.5- acre
parcel of land registered under the name of their late grandfather had
been transferred to night-market trader Rosman Roslan. Fraud, they
The Boonsom Boonyanit case 03/05/2007 NST
THE current position of the law is that the forger is capable of
transferring a good title to a purchaser who buys the property in good
faith and for a valuable consideration.
Residents want CF issue resolved 03/05/2007 The Star By Esther Chandran
TAMAN Cheras Prima residents want to know if the Certificate of Fitness
(CF) for their properties will be available since the developer of the
housing estate has been wound up.
pemaju sedia pengawal, bina pagar
04/05/2007 BHOleh Hasnihanah Ismail
SAYA adalah pembeli rumah dua tingkat di Taman Perindustrian USJ, di Jalan
Batu 3 Lama. Saya berharap pihak pemaju di taman berkenaan dapat membina
komuniti berpagar untuk rumah yang kami beli. Kami amat memerlukan
komuniti berpagar kerana rumah kami terlalu hampir dengan kilang, iaitu
tidak sampai lima meter. Begitu ramai pekerja asing lalu lalang setiap
Maintenance culture? Just ask any flat dweller
05/05/2007 NST By Johan Jaaffar
THE prime minister has spoken: Inspect government buildings. Do it now!
The latest report that one section of a ceiling of the newly completed
Court Complex at Jalan Duta came crashing down saddened him. There was a
burst pipe at the Immigration Department three weeks ago. Last week, part
of the ceiling of a multi-purpose hall at the Entrepreneur and
Co-operative Development Ministry came crashing down.
Samy: Rain and clogged drains caused landslide 07/05/2007 NST
SHAH ALAM: Continuous heavy rains and clogged drains contributed to the
landslide at Jalan Sultan Salahuddin on Friday.
management body or be fined
07/05/2007 The Star By David Tan
DEVELOPERS who do not form a joint management body with residential
high-rise property owners can be fined from RM20,000 under the newly
implemented Building and Common Property (Management and Maintenance) Act
Forced to fill up forms to
enter or leave home
07/05/2007 MM By Khairun Nizam Ab Ghani
SEMI-detached and terrace house owners in Sungai Buloh Country Resort are
beginning to think they are being imprisoned in their own homes. The main
road to their houses has become a private road for a cluster of 20 bungalows
and they have to fill forms to enter or leave their homes.
up guidelines for payment
08/05/2007 The Star
THE Penang Government should draw up new guidelines to ensure that flat
owners pay their maintenance fees on time. Komtar assemblyman Lim Gim Soon
said many flat owners were reluctant to pay up as they blamed the
management for poor maintenance.
nod for 533 new posts
09/05/2007 The Star By Ng Cheng Yee
PETALING JAYA: The Public Service Department (PSD) has approved 533 new
posts for the coordination work of one-stop centres (OSCs) for fast-track
approval of housing projects.
Deadline for setting up
one-stop centres 09/05/2007 NST By Annie Freeda Cruez
PETALING JAYA: All local councils in the country have been given till the
middle of next month to set up one-stop centres (OSC) to process property
development applications. More than 500 town planners, technical assistants
and support staff will be recruited to man them. The centres should be up
and running by July, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri
Ong Ka Ting.
The good and bad of a gated community 10/05/2007 The Star
Living in a gated community is not entirely trouble-free as residents in
such places have to bear with a major problem such as getting the local
authorities to provide services such as garbage collection, clearing
drains and covering potholes.
Lower crime rate raises interest in gated townships
10/05/2007 The Star By By Elan Perumal, Salina Khalid,
Stuart Michael and Lim Chia Ying
GATED and guarded communities are gaining popularity in the housing sector
especially in the Klang Valley.
Checks for defects will cost RM22m, says Samy 10/05/2007 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspections of all government buildings in Putrajaya for
defects will cost about RM22mil, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy
Housing Tribunal To Be Set Up In Sabah 11/05/2007 Bernama
KOTA KINABALU, May 11 (Bernama) -- A housing tribunal will be set up in
Sabah to protect the interest of house buyers, said state Local Government
and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor today.
to the rescue 11/05/2007 NST By Eileen Ng
KUALA LUMPUR: Shoddy work and poor finishing of new houses have driven
Malaysians to engage building inspectors to give their property a thorough
Consumer Can Expect Lower Housing Prices Under BTS Concept 11/05/2007 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- Consumers can expect lower housing
prices under the proposed 10:90 Built-Then-Sell (BTS) concept, supported
by government's incentives and shorter time for development approvals,
according to the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM).
Government To Monitor Build-Then-Sell System 11/05/2007 Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Bernama) -- The government has decided to give the
"build-then-sell" system a two-year trial from next month to gauge the
reaction from the housing industry.
at Parliament House ‘no cause for alarm’ 11/05/2007 NST
Public Works Department officials conducting a site inspection on the
roof of the Parliament building in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Building inspectors to the rescue
11/05/2007 NST By
KUALA LUMPUR: Shoddy work and poor finishing of new houses have driven
Malaysians to engage building inspectors to give their property a thorough
check. Although the law provides a 24-month warranty for owners to refer
defects to the developers, many house buyers do not know what to look out
On a short leash 12/05/2007 NST By Andrew Wong
DESPITE what my friends at the National House Buyers Association might
like to hear, I'm still not completely warm to the notion that the
Build-Then-Sell way of delivering houses on a mass-scale is the way to go.
But I'm getting there. Slowly, the icy stubbornness is melting, thawed by
greater empathy ... and by stories such as the one recently published in
the Asia Property Report. In an article titled "Off plan purchasing: To
be, rather than to seem", its author Nick Anthony let rip some
rapier-sharp cliches: Sometimes, the "pen is mightier than the hammer", he
wrote, alluding to the fact that there are builders who will do anything
to get us to sign on the dotted line for homes they haven't built yet, but
who don't have the same strength to actually start or complete building
sedia baik pulih Taman Pelangi
SEREMBAN: Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) kini pada peringkat
akhir untuk memulakan kerja membaik pulih projek perumahan di Taman
Pelangi, Sikamat, dekat sini yang terbengkalai sejak kira-kira 15 tahun
lalu. Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Sikamat, Datuk Md Yusof Harmain
Shah, berkata beliau sudah dimaklumkan mengenai perkembangan terkini itu
dan berharap ia menjadi kenyataan.
Bank loans for 10:90 concept likely on case-by-case basis 12/05/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Financial institutions are likely to provide project
financing to developers for the 10:90 build-then-sell concept on a
case-by-case basis, Affin Bank Bhd director (enterprise banking) Zulkiflee
Abbas Abdul Hamid said.
It takes three years to get a CF 13/05/2007 The Star
PENANG: It can take up to three years for a factory building to get the
certificate of fitness (CF) as the application process involves more
than 20 authorities.
Syor baiki rumah 2 tahun
KOTA KINABALU: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri akan
meminda syarat pembaikan kerosakan rumah oleh pemaju daripada enam bulan
kepada dua tahun bagi melindungi pembeli.
Building inspection cost not finalised 14/05/2007 NST
CYBERJAYA: The Treasury is still discussing the cost involved in the
inspection of government buildings in Putrajaya with the parties involved.
Betting syndicate in gated community 14/05/2007 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal gaming syndicates are well-known for coming up
with novel ideas to escape the attention of the authorities.
Kos baik pulih bangunan selepas pengauditan
CYBERJAYA: Kos sebenar bagi proses memeriksa dan cadangan baik pulih semua
bangunan kerajaan di Putrajaya dan Cyberjaya yang sebelum ini dianggarkan
bernilai RM22 juta hanya diketahui selepas pengauditan bangunan
dilaksanakan. Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan, Datuk Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan
Abdullah, berkata perkara itu masih dibincangkan bersama Kementerian
Kewangan, Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) dan Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd.
Home certificates: 10-year wait to move in and no joy in sight 14/05/2007 NST By N.G.C., Muar
I AM one of those buyers who have forked out savings coupled with a bank
loan to buy a unit in a four-storey walk-up apartment block in Pangsapuri
Robena, Muar, in 1997.
Kesal tanah kubur ditutup
SHAH ALAM: Masyarakat Islam di Kota Kemuning, di sini, kesal apabila tanah
perkuburan di Jalan Taman Anggerik Tainia ditutup tanpa alasan munasabah
berikutan kegagalan pemaju menyerahkan tapak perkuburan kepada Jabatan
Agama Islam Selangor (Jais) untuk diwartakan.' Tapak perkuburan yang
mendapat kelulusan Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) itu ditutup Oktober
tahun lalu, apabila mendapat injunksi Mahkamah atas alasan ia merendahkan
nilai hartanah pihak tertentu dan mencemar alam sekitar.
In a fix over project stalled for
15/05/2007 The Star By Geetha Krishnan
AFTER 10 long years, purchasers of factory lots for a project that was
later abandoned in Puchong are still in a dilemma.
Only Malays can buy
reserve land 15/05/2007 NST By V. Anbalagan
PUTRAJAYA: Non-Malays who inherited Malay reserve land can only sell the
property to Malays. The Federal Court has ruled that any such
transaction involving a non-Malay is illegal.
Baik pulih projek
K LUMPUR: Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) sudah membaik pulih
dua projek perumahan terbengkalai yang membabitkan lebih 1,482 pembeli
rumah di Bandar Pinggiran Subang, Shah Alam dan Taman Desaria, Petaling
In a dilemma over
land title 17/05/2007 The Star By TUNKU SHAHARIAH
AN 81-year-old World War II veteran is upset that he has been given the
run around by the Kulim Land Office over the dual ownership of a plot of
land he purchased in Kulim, Kedah in 1954.
30-year wait and still no strata titles for 667
18/05/2007 The Star By Bavani M.
RESIDENTS of nine blocks of low-cost apartments comprising 667 units in
Taman United Garden (formerly known as Taman Lee Yan Lian) in Jalan Kelang
Lama have been waiting for 30 years to get strata titles.
Another hole in the pocket 19/05/2007 Comment By Wong Chun Wai
Shoddy workmanship and a poor maintenance culture are taking a toll on the
Government’s coffers. Do we have to spend money to fix problems that
shouldn’t exist in the first place?
Clearing the air about that
RPGT ruling 19/05/2007 NST By G. Umakanthan
LOTS of people may have read it wrong - and a number of people in the
housing industry as well. The announcement made on March 22 about the Real
Property Gains Tax (RPGT) Act led to reports that the government had decided
to scrap the tax with effect from April 1. But that doesn't mean the Act has
been abolished. The order, signed by the Minister of Finance on March 27,
merely "exempts" any person from "all provisions of the RPGT Act" upon the
disposal of real property after March 31, 2007.
Learn from building defects
21/05/2007 The Star
DEFECTS in new buildings or structures are so common that
Malaysians do not bat an eye anymore, or one could say they are immune to
news of these defects when highlighted.
should maintain parliament’ 20/05/2007 NST
SUNGAI SIPUT: Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu wants the job of
maintaining Parliament House to be handed over to the Public Works
Department. "We have carried out many repairs at the Parliament House. The
PWD should be given the authority to carry out all maintenance work in the
future, whatever they are," he said.
Samy Vellu gives 150-year warranty for parliament building: ‘Parliament
House good for more than a century’
KUALA LUMPUR: After its refurbishment, Parliament House can stand for
another 100 to 150 years.
Damage claims to be submitted 21/05/2007 The Malay Mail By Khairun Nizam Ab Ghani
THE compensation claims by residents of Taman Subang Idaman, Subang Jaya,
whose electrical appliances were damaged during a power surge on May 9,
will be submitted to Tenaga Nasional Bhd today.
Wanita dakwa peguam tipu RM65,300
21/05/2007 Berita Harian
BAHAU: Seorang wanita mendakwa menjadi mangsa penipuan peguamnya yang
sehingga kini gagal menyerahkan RM65,300 hasil jualan sebuah rumah teres
setingkat miliknya sejak urusan penjualan dan pengeluaran pinjaman bank
diselesaikan Disember lalu.
folk grill 11 agencies 21/05/2007 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: It was no surprise that Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Syabas and
Alam Flora officials were bombarded with questions at a meet-the-people
Settle dues, defaulters told
21/05/2007 The Star By Koay Shiann Huah
The low medium-cost flats management urged the defaulters to settle their
maintenance arrears totalling RM37,000 to have power supply restored.
Developer in breach of pact
21/05/2007 NST By A.A.
WHEN I signed a sale and purchase agreement with the developer of my
apartment, I was told I had to pay for common facilities shared by all
tenants. The buyers shared the cost of setting up and maintaining the
swimming pool, drains and parking lots. Since we paid for these facilities,
we should be free to use them.
Team to identify what needs to be fixed at Parliament House
21/05/2007 The Star By Royce Cheah and Tan Karr Wei
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Works Department (PWD) will take a week to identify
what needs to be fixed at Parliament House before a “to-do list” is
submitted to the Cabinet.
Penghuni bantah bina kondominium 30 tingkat
KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni sekitar Bukit Damansara, semalam menyuarakan rasa
tidak puas hati dengan rancangan pembangunan beberapa kondominium,
apartmen pencakar langit dan kompleks pembangunan komersial di sekitar
kawasan itu. Presiden Persatuan Pemilik-Pemilik Rumah Damansara Heights,
Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman, berkata pembangunan baru yang diluluskan
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) akan hanya memburukkan lagi masalah
kesesakan lalu lintas di kawasan berkenaan.
Pemaju cuai, pembeli derita
21/05/2007 HM Oleh Siti Fatimah Hassan
KUALA LUMPUR: Kira-kira 320 penghuni Pangsapuri Taman Cheras Utama, Cheras
di sini, mula berasa 'diperdaya' selepas mendapati kemudahan yang
disediakan tidak seperti digambarkan. Penduduk kesal dengan sikap pemaju
yang membina rumah 'ala kadar' apabila gubahan binaan serta kemudahannya
tidak menepati 'status' sebagai pangsapuri kos sederhana.
Fast-Tracking Approvals 22/05/2007 The Star
A NEW One Stop Centre (OSC) has been set up to ensure that
development projects are given fast-lane approval within four months.
local initiatives 22/05/2007 The Star
IN LINE with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s
determination to improve the efficiency of the country’s public delivery
system, bold changes have been made to revamp the local property sector.
not CFO 22/05/2007 The Star
The Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) has replaced the
Certificate of Fitness (CFO) for Occupation to smoothen the delivery
process of building.
Mayor advised to visit City Hall flats himself 22/05/2007 The Star By Stuart Michael
MEMBERS of the public cheered and clapped as one brave woman told Kuala
Lumpur mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan to visit City Hall flats and hold its
Mesra Rakyat dialogues there instead of at other venues.
Council will not issue statement
23/05/2007 The Malay Mail By Nurrulmuna Mohd Ali
THE Kuala Selangor District Council will not be issuing any official
statement to declare Jalan Seroja 1/1 at the Sungai Buloh Country Resort a
Going all out for strata titles
23/05/2007 The Malay Mail By Dawn Chan
NEVER mind the dust. The residents of United Garden in Old Klang
Road are willing to do whatever it takes to get their strata titles.
Fence anxieties: Back to living in fear
23/05/2007 By N.Y.M., Ulu Tiram, Johor
TAMAN Desa Cemerlang in Ulu Tiram has become a notorious
place. Burglaries, snatch thefts and robberies are so rampant that most
residents live in fear of their lives and property.
Seri Petaling folks
want compensation for damaged appliances
23/05/2007 The Star BY ELAN PERUMAL
FREQUENT and unannounced electricity disruptions have long been the bane
of residents of Seri Petaling in Kuala Lumpur.
Pitfalls of buying a house
24/05/2007 The Malay Mail By Sharif Haron News editor
A LEGAL battle is brewing, and it’s over the right to use a road in Sungai
Keselamatan lebih terjamin 24/05/2007 Berita Harian Oleh Sharifah Salwa Syed Akil
Penghuni lega Pangsapuri Bunga Raya, Pandan Indah dipasang pagar besi
bantu kurangkan kes samun, pecah rumah
Court complex hit by calamity again 24/05/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Yet another calamity hit the brand-new Jalan Duta
court complex yesterday when a faulty pipe burst, causing the cafeteria
floor to be flooded.
Government buildings in Johor ‘safe’ 24/05/2007 The Star
JOHOR BARU: Government buildings in Johor meet safety standards although
they do not have a fire and safety certificate. State Public Works and
Housing Committee chairman Datuk Baderi Dasuki said the Public Works
Department had supervised the construction of the buildings with advice
from the Fire and Rescue Department.
Building maintenance manual to be drawn up
KUALA LUMPUR: A manual to end the blame game when things go wrong in
buildings will be drawn up by a group of engineers. The Institute of
Engineers Malaysia will brainstorm with engineering groups to create a
‘swimming pool’ in sight
24/05/2007 NST By Ridzwan Abdullah
SEREMBAN: It is jokingly referred to as Seremban’s public
"swimming pool", but to many locals, it has been an eye-sore and a
source of embarrassment for more than a decade.
Pemancar haram di bumbung flet
24/05/2007 HM Oleh Iskandar Shah Mohamed; Noraini Hussin
AMPANG: Penduduk Pangsapuri Kos Rendah Pandan Cahaya di sini, bimbang
mengenai kewujudan alat pemancar telekomunikasi `misteri' yang dipercayai
dibina sebuah syarikat swasta secara haram sejak bulan lalu tanpa
kebenaran pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT). Difahamkan, alat berkenaan
menjadi alat perhubungan bagi syarikat terbabit dan dibina di tingkat 15
pangsapuri berkenaan melalui sebuah rumah sewa yang dijadikan `markas'
bagi kegiatan haram mereka.
siapkan 14 projek
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) sehingga kini sudah
membaik pulih 14 projek perumahan terbengkalai.
ambil alih 25/05/2007 HM
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) yang
bertanggungjawab mengambil alih projek perumahan terbengkalai, kini
memulakan kerja baik pulih rumah pangsa kos rendah Bandar Alam Perdana,
Nazri: Explain shoddy work
KUALA LUMPUR: Upset and disappointed with more leaks at the brand-new
Jalan Duta court complex, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department
Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has ordered the contractor give an
Dua kes hilang hak milik tanah sehari di KL 25/05/2007 Berita Harian Oleh Hanisah Selamat
KUALA LUMPUR: Kadar kehilangan hak milik tanah di ibu negara adalah tinggi
dengan dua kes dilaporkan setiap hari.
Sistem e-tanah diperluas seluruh negara 25/05/2007 Berita Harian
SEREMBAN: Kerajaan memutuskan sistem e-tanah yang diperkenalkan bagi
mengatasi masalah kelewatan dan kerenah birokrasi dalam pengurusan
pentadbiran tanah di Pejabat Tanah Daerah (PTD), diperluaskan ke seluruh
plunges six floors but driver survives with just cuts
What’s left of the Proton Iswara after it landed on the ground floor
yesterday. GEORGE TOWN: Chan Chen Nee must have thought her life was about
to end yesterday.
60 rumah retak
25/05/2007 Berita Harian Oleh Sharifah Salwa Syed Akil
Penghuni minta YB Puchong bantu atasi masalah
SERI KEMBANGAN: Penduduk di 60 unit rumah teres Villa Marissa di Saujana
Puchong, dekat sini, kini berada dalam kegelisahan berikutan kediaman yang
dihuni sejak tiga tahun lalu mengalami keretakan yang serius.
Leaking Woes: ACA probes court complex contractor and plumber
25/05/2007 NST By: Lee Shi-Ian and A. Hafiz Yatim
KUALA LUMPUR: The contractor and the plumber of the spanking new RM270
million court complex in Jalan Duta is under investigation by the
Take action, house buyers urge state
25/05/2007 The Star
A GROUP of about 50 purchasers of three abandoned housing projects in
Penang staged a peaceful protest outside the State Assembly building
yesterday to highlight their plight.
on developers, landowners to speed up housing project approvals 25/05/2007 The Star By Ng Cheng Yee
KUALA LUMPUR: The onus is on the developers and landowners now to ensure
that they enjoy speedy approval of housing projects, said Housing and
Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting
Paying quit rent made easy at the Land Office 25/05/2007 The Star By Bavani M.
THE public can now pay quit rent using their credit card.
Also, the Federal Territory Land Office will attend to grouses, queries and
feedback on properties within 14 days.
Pusat komersial atas tapak bekas sekolah
25/05/2007 BH Oleh Ahmad Naim Tahir
SEREMBAN: Tapak projek komersial terbengkalai yang dilabel sebagai `kolam
renang terbesar' di Asia Tenggara, di tengah pusat bandar ini akan
dibangunkan oleh sebuah syarikat swasta sebagai pusat komersial enam
tingkat, termasuk tempat letak kereta bawah tanah. Menteri Besar, Datuk
Seri Mohamad Hasan, berkata syarikat berkenaan sudah mengemukakan kertas
cadangan projek itu kepada kerajaan negeri dan Majlis Perbandaran Seremban
(MPS) sebelum ini dengan tumpuan hanya kepada pembangunan projek
Pledge to rectify defects at
Taman Ketiau apartments
25/05/2007 Daily Express Sabah
Kota Kinabalu: Tabung Projek Perumahan Termampu (TPPT) Sdn Bhd has promised
to rectify any defect detected at the Taman Ketiau apartments, one of its
three projects in Sabah, which became a subject of complaint recently.
IMAGINE buying into a project that was subsequently abandoned: Deposit
gone for good and banks are chasing your loan repayment. End of story? Not
quite. In the case of the abandoned Serangkai Emas Industrial Zone in
Puchong, Selangor, Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional took over the project in
2002 and subsequently disposed the remaining unsold units to another
party, Score Option Sdn Bhd.
left alone, falls to death from flat 26/05/2007 NST
SHAH ALAM: A boy who was left unattended for a few minutes fell to his
death from the 11th floor of the 16-storey Projek Perumahan Rakyat Hicom
in Section 26, yesterday.
seluruh negara diarah wujud pusat sehenti 26/05/2007 Berita Harian Oleh Amirullah Andi Nur
KUALA LUMPUR: Pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) seluruh negara diarah
mewujudkan pusat sehenti (OSC) di kawasan tadbiran masing-masing sebelum
tarikh akhir 13 Jun ini.
Court complex probe sped up
26/05/2007 NST By A. Hafiz Yatim and Lee Shi-Ian
KUALA LUMPUR: Anti-Corruption Agency officers will be working
round-the-clock to gather documents related to the Jalan Duta court
complex fiasco. Following the opening of investigation papers on Thursday,
ACA officers have visited the contractor’s offices in Shah Alam twice.
Mahkamah tiada CF 26/05/2007 Berita Harian Oleh Norfatimah Ahmad
DBKL belum terima sebarang permohonan: Datuk Bandar KUALA LUMPUR: Kompleks
Mahkamah Kuala Lumpur bernilai RM270 juta yang mengalami keretakan dinding
dan kebocoran paip serta siling runtuh selepas tiga minggu beroperasi,
tidak mempunyai Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF).
Developers must get it right 26/05/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The onus is now on developers and landowners to ensure
speedy approval of housing projects, said Housing and Local Government
Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting
Government looking for empty factory buildings to house criminals 26/05/2007 The Star
IPOH: The Government is scouting for empty factory buildings in Penang,
the Klang Valley and Johor to be converted into temporary prisons.
House buyers watch ice melt
26/05/2007 NST By
Brig Jen (B) Datuk Goh Seng Toh
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Andrew, I read your editorial of May 12 with
mixed feelings. Firstly, I am glad that your columnist Salleh Buang's
article on the plight of Abu Seman (also on the same issue date) managed
to tug your emotional chords. I am particularly touched by your
statement, "And then it hit me. Or rather, the sudden rush of emotion
after reading one story too many of an innocent buyer getting trapped in
an abandoned project, did".
Signature drive to push for quit rent review
26/05/2007 The Star
ALOR STAR: A special committee is targeting 100,000 signatures for a
campaign against allegedly flawed quit rent calculation in Kedah.
Wanted: Missing lawyers in CBT cases 27/05/2007 NST By Audrey Dermawan
GEORGE TOWN: More than 100 lawyers are on police’s wanted list for
investigations into criminal breach of trust (CBT) cases involving tens of
millions of ringgit.
Lawyers in the dock for CBT: Police unearth 30 more cases 28/05/2007 NST By Lee Shi-Ian
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have unearthed cases of yet another 30
lawyers involved in criminal breach of trust. Their names and details
will be released soon.
Victims can get compensation
from Bar fund
28/05/2007 By Nurris Ishak
Ragunath Kesavan, vicepresident of the Malaysian Bar, says about 30
lawyers are disbarred each year
28/05/2007 HM Oleh Iskandar Shah Mohamed
KAJANG: "Kami sudah muak menunggu janji yang tidak pernah ditunaikan dan
berharap pihak berwajib tidak hanya menutup mata serta berdiam diri,"
keluh penduduk Taman Sutera (Fasa Pertama) di sini, yang mendakwa
dibelenggu pelbagai masalah sejak berpindah ke kawasan itu sejak dua tahun
lalu. Penduduk mendakwa permasalahan utama di taman perumahan itu adalah
hampir separuh daripada 339 rumah belum mempunyai Sijil Layak Menduduki
(CF) dan ketiadaan jalan utama.
Approval in two weeks 29/05/2007 By Salina Khalid
Individual meters given if all terms met. MANAGEMENT Corporations (MCs) of
high-rise residential properties in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
can now submit applications for migration from bulk water meters to
individual meters. Adopting individual metering will enable residents to
enjoy lower water rates.
Expose opens a can of worms on crooked lawyers 29/05/2007 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: More stories of unscrupulous and crooked
lawyers have come to light following the expose on lawyers being
investigated for criminal breach of trust.
Stiff competition turning lawyers to rogues 29/05/2007 The Star
LAW practitioners and academicians said the recent spate of criminal
breach of trust cases among lawyers was because of firms folding up and
stiff competition, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Wanted lawyer worked in factory for RM300 29/05/2007 The Star
KUALA TERENGGANU: A lawyer on the police wanted listed has been arrested
at a resort in Marang near here. A tip-off led police to the 40-year-old,
who has been living at the resort for the last two years with his wife and
worked at a factory here for RM300 a month.
Accounts of errant legal firms can be frozen 29/05/2007 The Star By Rashitha A. Hamid
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council will freeze the accounts of lawyers found to
be involved in criminal breach of trust (CBT).
Couple seriously hurt in explosion at their home
29/05/2007 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: A couple was seriously injured after the tube between their
gas cooker and the tank exploded, causing a fire.
dwellers hurt in blast caused by gas leak 29/05/2007 NST
The explosion shattered the windows of the condominium unit at Desa Pandan.
KUALA LUMPUR: A condominium unit at Desa Pandan here was almost destroyed
while three people suffered serious injuries in an explosion caused by a
gas leak yesterday
air penuh bangkai
29/05/2007 HM Oleh Mary Victoria Dass
JOHOR BAHRU: Penghuni Flet Taman Kempas, di sini, mendakwa masalah
penyelenggaraan tidak sempurna di kediaman itu sejak beberapa tahun lalu,
termasuk tangki air dipenuhi bangkai tikus dan burung menyebabkan
kehidupan mereka tidak selesa. Berikutan itu penghuni flet terbabit
mengalami masalah kualiti bekalan air, selain terpaksa menahan bau busuk
akibat masalah saluran utama air kumbahan kerap tersumbat.
KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk Taman Desa Setapak di sini, terpaksa menghadapi
persekitaran yang kotor akibat sikap tidak bertanggungjawab pemaju projek
perumahan berhampiran taman permainan di kediaman mereka. Setiausaha
Parlimen Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan, Yew Teong Look, berkata pemaju
projek perumahan berkenaan tidak membina longkang untuk membolehkan air
dari projek itu mengalir.
Lower water rates for 500,000 households 30/05/2007 The Star Stories and photos by Salina Khalid
ALMOST half a million high-rise residential unit owners in Selangor, Kuala
Lumpur and Putrajaya can enjoy lower water tariff rate if they migrate
from the bulk to individual water meter.
Residents: Make own meters compulsory 30/05/2007 The Star
THE authorities should legislate guidelines to make it compulsory for
management corporations (MCs) of high-rise residential buildings to
migrate from bulk water meters to the individual metering system.
Check on low-cost unit
KLANG: Owners of low-cost homes who rent out their units will be the focus
of a census by the local authorities here.
Sliding into despair 31/05/2007 The Star By Fazleena Aziz Photos By Azhar
IT has been a year since a fatal landslide took the lives of four people
in Taman Zooview in Hulu Kelang on May 31, 2006.
RM1b Bumi properties unsold 31/05/2007 NST
KUALA LUMPUR: About RM1 billion worth of Bumiputera properties in the city
have remained unsold since 2003, prompting City Hall to organise a property
Land Office cuts red tape
SHAH ALAM: Officials at the Land Office will be able to approve most
property transactions in Selangor with immediate effect
Pangsapuri belum ada CF
31/05/2007 BH Oleh Hanisah Selamat
SERI KEMBANGAN: Kedudukan strategik menghadap tasik The Mines dan lokasi
hanya satu kilometer dari pusat beli-belah Mines Wonderland City antara
daya tarikan mendorong kira-kira 300 pembeli membuat tempahan unit
Pangsapuri Skyvillas Serdang Perdana, di sini. Namun ia adalah promosi
yang diwar-warkan pemaju lebih lapan tahun lalu. Kini pangsapuri yang
pernah terbengkalai dan diambil alih syarikat lain itu cuma indah khabar
daripada rupa dan belum diberikan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) walaupun
pemaju sudah menggesa pembeli mengambil kunci unit masing-masing.