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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. 

Niche in distressed assets  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 podium.

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.

Peniaga 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 allowed.

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 claimed.

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.

Mohon 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 hari.

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.

Form 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 2007.

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.

Draw 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.

PSD 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 Vellu.

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.

Building inspectors 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 check.

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.

Leak 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 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 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 for.

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 their promises.

SPNB sedia baik pulih Taman Pelangi 11/05/2007 BH
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 13/05/2007 BM
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 14/05/2007 BH
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 14/05/2007 BH
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 10 years 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 15/05/2007 BH 
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 Jaya, Selangor.

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.

‘PWD 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’ 21/05/2007 NST
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.

City 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 session yesterday.

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 21/05/2007 BH
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.

OSC: 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.

Bold 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.

CCC, 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 public road

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 Buloh.

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 24/05/2007 NST
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 maintenance manual.

End of ‘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.

SPNB siapkan 14 projek  25/05/2007 BH
KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) sehingga kini sudah membaik pulih 14 projek perumahan terbengkalai.

SPNB 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, Ijok, Selangor.

Nazri: Explain shoddy work 25/05/2007 NST
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 explanation.

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 negara.

Car plunges six floors but driver survives with just cuts 25/05/2007 NST
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 Anti-Corruption Agency.

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.

Onus 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 berkenaan.

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.

A never ending tale 26/05/2007 NST
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.

Boy, 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.

PBT 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).

Ong: 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

`Kami dah muak' 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.

3 condo 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

Tangki 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.

Pemaju tidak prihatin 29/05/2007 HM
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 owners 30/05/2007 NST
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 Mahfof
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 fair.

Land Office cuts red tape 31/05/2007 NST
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.


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