Ministry: Not true we only ‘compound’ errant developers
Property New Straits Times
The Housing and Local Government Ministry has denied allegations it only
requires developers that break laws to pay monetary fines. The types of
action by the ministry’s Monitoring and Enforcement Division, it said, are
based on the nature of the offences committed.
More problems for flat owners
04/03/2008 New Straits Times
PETALING JAYA: Getting the keys, three years late, was not the end of
problems for 130 families who bought units in the Antara Vista flats in
Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara.
A wait that is just too long 04/03/2008 The Star
IT is sad that while the Government is making efforts to improve services
such as obtaining international passports in one day, having a one stop
centre for registration of businesses and many others, there are some who
are stuck in their comfort zones, for reasons best known only to them.
penghuni Larkin Perdana lega dapat CF 08/03/2008 Utusan Malaysia
Oleh Khadijah Ibrahim
ABDUL Ghani Othman (tengah) menyampaikan Sijil Layak Menduduki (CF) kepada
dua wakil penduduk sambil diperhatikan oleh Shahrir Abdul Samad (kanan)
pada majlis ramah mesra bersama penduduk Larkin di Johor Bahru, kelmarin.
It’s hell instead of paradise
10/03/2008 The Star
I BOUGHT an apartment at Chogm Villa Langkawi for my retirement and as a
escape from the English winters. I moved in in August 2006 and since that
time whenever I come back to Chogm Villa it's like living on a building
Reprieve for buyers of Rhythm
Avenue 11/03/2008 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
THE Rhythm Avenue service apartments in USJ 19 Subang Jaya received its
certificate of fitness (CF) approval issued by the Subang Jaya Municipal
Council (MPSJ) recently.A ceremony to celebrate the handing over of block CF was held at the sixth
floor of the building .
Cause of water
13/03/2008 The Star
TAMAN Taynton View residents have been living day to day without knowing if
they will have water supply since last month. And when water does trickle
from the taps, most of the time, it is brown and dirty. Not only are the
daily lives of the residents affected, small businesses in the area are also
disrupted by the irregular water supply as they are not sure when they would
be able to open shop.
How flat dwellers can cut
water bills 14/03/2008 New Straits Times By
KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly half a million apartment dwellers in the Klang Valley
and Putrajaya are paying up to about 2.5 times more in water bills than they
actually have to.
15/03/2008 Utusan Online Oleh: HUSSAINI
SEREMBAN 14 Mac - Dalam usaha untuk mencapai taraf bandar raya menjelang
September 2009 ini, Majlis Perbandaran Seremban (MPS) telah menjalankan
usaha pemulihan struktur bangunan komersial terbengkalai di bandar
berkenaan. Yang Dipertua MPS, Datuk Abd. Halim Abd. Latif ketika dihubungi
di sini hari ini berkata, MPS telah bertindak secara proaktif dengan
menghubungi syarikat-syarikat pemaju terbabit dan berbincang dengan mereka
tentang langkah-langkah penyelesaian yang boleh diambil.
House sellers' RM1 million
15/03/2008 New Straits Times By Fay Angela D'cruz
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed with a photo of Manoharan
Doraisamy, who can help police investigate 12 cheating cases.
PETALING JAYA: A former legal assistant in a law firm here is believed to
have disappeared with more than RM1 million belonging to clients.
Penduduk tidak jelas tunggakan, mesyuarat ditangguh 23 Mac
15/03/2008 Utusan Malaysia
AMPANG Hasrat penduduk Pangsapuri Riveria 2, di sini, untuk menubuhkan
Badan Pengurusan Bersama (JMB) tidak kesampaian apabila kebanyakan
daripada mereka masih belum menjelaskan tunggakan sehingga 31 Januari lalu.
The ‘M’ word
The Star Bricks & Mortar By Teh Lip Kim
TOP quality maintenance is what distinguishes good developers from their
lesser brethren. No one wants to live in a property that is shabby and where
the security is lax and the common facilities don’t work as they should. Thus,
when investing in a stratified property as well as in gated and guarded
communities, always consider what the quality of its maintenance will be
Mais ruled out in land dispute
15/03/2008 The Star
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Religious Council (Mais) has failed in its
application to intervene in a judicial review proceeding filed by 147
residents against the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) over a land matter.
Protecting the landowners
17/03/2008 The Star
HOLDING on to a piece of land title used to be the most secure way for
landowners to state ownership of their properties. The situation has
however turned wobbly lately with the implementation of the computerised
jadikan MBJB kambing hitam jika tidak dapat CF 17/03/2008 Utusan
Malaysia Oleh Hamdan Tawadi
MOHD. Naim Nasir (dua dari kanan) menyerahkan replika kunci kepada salah
seorang pembeli rumah kedai pada majlis penyerahan kunci Taman Setia
Austin Fasa 2 di Johor Bahru, semalam.
A need to look at strata title
issue 17/03/2008 The Star
IT IS time that the new Selangor State Government look into numerous
complaints about land and strata titles in the state, as well as
expediting approval for sale of properties with leasehold titles.
mahu tindakan segera diambil 17/03/2008 Utusan Online
PUTRAJAYA 16 Mac - Penduduk Pangsapuri Mampu Milik Putra Damai di Presint
11 di sini mahu tindakan segera dan pemulihan kekal diambil terhadap
kejadian banjir lumpur di kawasan itu agar ia tidak berulang. Mereka
berkata, satu langkah pemulihan jangka masa panjang perlu dilaksanakan
dengan kerjasama Perbadanan Putrajaya dan kerajaan Selangor bagi mengatasi
announces free household water and lopsided water deal 17/03/2008
By: V. Shankar Ganesh
SHAH ALAM, Mon: In his first Press conference as Selangor Mentri Besar
today, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim made two key announcements: the first 20
cubic metres of water is free to all Selangor households from April, and
the eve of polling day water treatment plant deal between Puncak Niaga
Holdings Bhd and Selangor Government is lopsided to the concessionaire’s
Ka Chuan hopes to do better
than his brother
19/03/2008 New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: Newly-appointed Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk
Ong Ka Chuan vows to be an even better minister than his younger brother,
MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting. Ka Chuan said this was not a personal
attack on his brother but a desire to prove his detractors wrong.
kami mengadu – Penduduk 19/03/2008 Utusan
Malaysia Oleh Siti Airunnisa Alaui
PANDAN PERDANA 18 Mac - Isu rumah terbengkalai, kediaman tidak selesa dan
masalah kekurangan kemudahan awam di perumahan kos rendah dan projek
perumahan rakyat sering kali disiarkan di media massa.
Ka Chuan: I tried to make Ka
Ting change his mind
19/03/2008 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA secretary-general Datuk Ong Ka Chuan tried to dissuade his
younger brother, party president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, from recommending
him for a Cabinet post.
Pihak berkuasa dirayu atasi
21/03/2008 Utusan Online
JOHOR BAHRU 20 Mac – Seramai 180 penduduk di Jalan Soga, Taman Bukit Tiram
di sini bimbang kejadian tanah runtuh dan jenayah pecah rumah yang sering
berlaku di kawasan mereka akan menjejaskan keselamatan penduduk.
A professional crisis
23/03/2008 The Star Architecture Inside Out By Mohamad Tajudin
... Many of the architects I have quoted write to the media and produce
books to propagate their ideas and engage in active criticism of what they
consider poor quality architecture. In Malaysia? There is hardly a squeak
from the architectural fraternity. The reason? Fear of reprisals. Fear of
not getting any more projects. Fear of the municipality prolonging process
of building approval. One architect said to me, “I will write when I have
made my first million”. He is into his second million, but still not
Ka Chuan keen to continue the
good work 24/03/2008 The Star By Loong Meng
PETALING JAYA: Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ong Ka Chuan is
hitting the ground running because he does not intend to be in office for
more than two terms.
“Ka Ting is my role model. If he stayed for two terms, I cannot stay longer.
I inherited a good system, I must work harder and further strengthen the
foundation,” said the new minister, the older brother of predecessor Ka
Ting, the MCA party president.
segerakan kajian tanah runtuh
24/03/2008 Utusan Malaysia Oleh Ali
MENTAKAB 23 Mac - Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh (MPT) digesa mempercepatkan
hasil kajian tanah runtuh yang berlaku di Taman KSM di sini akhir tahun
lalu bagi mengelakkan nyawa penduduk dan keselamatan rumah di kawasan itu
Ka Ting, Ka Chuan Make History
In Office Hand-over
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 (Bernama) -- History was created today when a brother
handed over his previous office as Minister of Housing and Local Government
to his older brother.
Apartment owners in fear of
25/03/2008 New Straits Times By By Lee Keng Fatt
GEORGE TOWN: The owners of 78 apartments in Jelutong face the possibility
of eviction after a bank obtained a court order to auction their
properties. The auction is scheduled to take place tomorrow.
clean water supply25/03/08 Zuhaila Sedek
There’s no pleasant way to say what might literally sound distasteful, but
to come right out and say it: Due to an oversight in our laws, the water
we consume from our taps could contain dust, rust, bacteria, fungus … and
trial goes on 25/03/08 NST-PROP By Zuhaila Sedek
House buyers anxious to know the fate of the 10:90 variant of the
Build-Then-Sell (BTS) system will have to hold their breaths for a bit
Look Into Abandoned Pacific Mall Project
JOHOR BAHARU, March 25 (Bernama) -- Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs
Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad has promised to look into the abandoned
Pacific Mall building project located right at the heart of the city.
terkejut dikenakan cagaran tambahan
26/03/2008 Utusan Malaysia Oleh Muhammad Dayne Azmin
KLANG 25 Mac – Sebahagian penduduk Bandar Putera di sini terkejut apabila
menerima bil elektrik yang meminta mereka membayar cagaran tambah-an
sehingga mencecah ribuan ringgit baru- baru ini.Apa yang menghairankan
penduduk ialah jumlah yang dikenakan berbeza-beza antara penduduk
sedangkan rumah mereka adalah dari jenis yang sama iaitu teres dua tingkat
dan berada di kawasan yang sama.
Unit owners get reprieve
26/03/2006 The Star By Priscilla Dielenberg
PENANG: The owners of 64 apartment units at Taman Jelutong Jaya here have
been given a temporary reprieve as their homes would not go under the
hammer today. High Court Justice John Louis O’Hara yesterday granted a
stay of execution on the auction, pending the hearing of an application to
intervene a court order obtained by Public Bank Berhad on Sept 22, 2005 to
auction off the units.
cases took place in 2003, says CM 29/03/2008 The Star
PENANG: The “land improprieties” involving “tens and tens of millions of
ringgit” here which is under probe by a special state exco committee
occurred back in 2003, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said although
the previous state administration and the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) had
completed investigation into the matter, the present administration was not
happy with the outcome of the probe.
Free water from
29/03/2008 The Star By Dharmender Singh
SHAH ALAM: Domestic consumers in Selangor who are using individual meters
will start enjoying free usage of water for the first 20 cu m from June 1.
Those whose supply is linked to bulk meters – including flat, apartment and
condominium dwellers – will not enjoy the free water just yet.
probe land scam cases
29/03/2008 New Straits Times By Sharanjit
Singh and Audrey Dermawan
GEORGE TOWN: The state government is not satisfied with the outcome of
Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) investigations into alleged land scam cases
in Penang. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the state government's special
land investigative committee would conduct its own probe, which is
expected to begin next week.
JB may join MRT network 29/03/2008 The Stat
Talks are being held with Singapore to extend the republic's Mass Rapid
Transit (MRT) system here.
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said yesterday that the site of the
30-year-old Bukit Cagar flats, to be demolished in the next two weeks, had
been slated for the proposed Johor MRT station.
JOHOR BAHRU 29 Mac – Kerajaan negeri akan memulihkan 15 bangunan
perniagaan yang terbengkalai bagi merancakkan lagi kegiatan ekonomi di
bandar raya Johor Bahru.
Unfair water pricing
31/03/2008 The Star
FREE water from June 1 (The Star, March 29) brings great news to Selangor
consumers. However, the second paragraph of the report (Those whose supply
is linked to bulk meters – including flat, apartment and condominium
dwellers – will not enjoy the free water just yet) is of great concern.