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Kondominium terbiar cemar pemandangan
02/12/2008 Utusan Online By Nor Azan Fitri Ahmad Hidzir
TERBENGKALAI... Kondominium Sri Angsana Hilir Ampang terus terbiar hampir 10 tahun dan kawasan tersebut kini dipenuhi sampah sarap serta pokok-pokok liar di sekeliling bangunan itu. KUALA LUMPUR 1 Dis. - Cukup singkat masa berlalu. Itu yang boleh dikatakan apabila melihat satu demi satu bangunan terbengkalai di ibu negara sejak 10 tahun sampai sekarang, masih gagal dipulihkan.
Masalah bangunan terbengkalai perlu diatasi
02/12/2008 Utusan Online
BAHAGIAN dalam bangunan terbiar dipenuhi sampah sarap dan dindingnya dipenuhi contengan. KUALA LUMPUR 1 Dis. - Kebanyakan penduduk di sekitar kawasan Angsana Hilir di sini berharap pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) atau pihak pemaju asal projek perumahan kondominium di Taman Angsana Hilir, Ampang, untuk mengambil tindakan segera terhadap bangunan tersebut kerana ia sudah terlalu lama terbiar.

No entry: luxury homes ahead
04/12/2008 NST Noel Achariam
Country Heights residents protesting over the long wait for their promised access road. KUALA LUMPUR: The developer promised them an access road to their gated community in 2001, but nothing has materialised after a seven-year wait. Residents of the luxurious Country Heights near Kajang were told earlier this month by the developer that it lacked the funds to build the road.

Housebuyers stranded as project is abandoned
07/12/2008 NST By Heidi Foo
SEREMBAN: More than 100 house buyers in Taman Tuanku Jaafar Senawang Phase Three, here, are seeing red as the developer has yet to begin building even a single house.The sales and purchase agreements, signed in 2005, states that the houses would be completed by 2007.

Developers told to keep its promise to buyers
08/12/2008 NST
SEREMBAN: The state government wants the developer of Phase Three, Taman Tuanku Ja'afar, Senawang, to complete the houses which had been sold to over 100 buyers.

Putrajaya Holdings fails sub-contractors again
08/12/2008 NST
PUTRAJAYA: The fourteen sub-contractors who are owed RM33 million by Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd have yet another reason to be furious with the government-owned company. Putrajaya Holdings failed to submit a letter to the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister's Department on Monday, despite its promise to do that in a meeting with the sub-contractors last Friday.

Berapa tahun lagi perlu tunggu?
09/12/2008 Utusan Online Oleh Siti Maisarah Sheikh Abdul Rahim
SEBAHAGIAN pembeli menunjukkan projek pembinaan rumah mereka yang terbengkalai di Presint 11, Putrajaya, ketika ditemui baru-baru ini. - Gambar SAIFUL BAHARI ASHARI PUTRAJAYA 8 Dis. - Jika sekali fikir, tidak mungkin wilayah pentadbiran kerajaan di Putrajaya harus menghadapi situasi yang boleh menjejaskan reputasi dan nama baik bandar terpenting itu apatah lagi membabitkan beberapa projek tidak siap.

'No line' puts residents on hold for three years
09/12/2008 NST By Nuradzimmah Daim
CHERAS: Bukit Hartamas residents are still waiting for their telephone lines three years after moving into their homes. At a recent protest held at the housing scheme, they voiced their frustrations to Kajang councillor Leong Ooi Kuan.

Does your home measure up?
09/12/2008 NST By Ivy Chang
Your Sale and Purchase Agreement states that you're getting a house with 1,200sq ft of space. However, upon obtaining vacant possession, you discover that it's actually quite a lot smaller. Whoa, though. Before confronting your developer for explanations, there are some things you need to know. First, you can't revoke your purchase based on this discrepancy, not even if a professional surveyor confirms that there is indeed a shortfall. However, you can recover some money from the developer if the difference between what you signed for and what you're actually getting exceeds a stipulated amount.

'If I were the Housing Minister...'
09/12/08 NST By Chang Kim Loong
While the National House Buyers Association (HBA) is appreciative of the housing industry's significant contributions to economic development, it is also mindful that house buyers too play an important role as the industry's customers. For the industry to be sustainable, it strongly feels that the interests of both the developers and house buyers need to be taken into account, especially those of the latter who have only an inaudible voice in the wilderness.

Sungai Buloh folk told to vacate their homes
13/12/2008 NST
SUNGAI BULOH: Residents of 12 double-storey terrace houses in Sungai Buloh Country Resort have been ordered to vacate their homes today to allow reinforcement of the unstable slope behind their homes.  This was the decision reached by the Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) after a meeting with project developer Glomac Bhd, the Public Works Department (PWD) and police yesterday.

New guidelines for hillside developments in the city
14/12/2008 NST Noel Achariam
Datuk M. Saravanan: New guidelines will be implemented in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya.
All hillside projects will continue to be frozen. We are serious about protecting the lives of the residents. The government will not compromise on the safety of the people. We don't want anymore lives to be lost," he said after attending a dialogue session with Medan Damansara residents on Saturday.

Winds of change in the city?
15/12/2008 NST By Nuradzimmah Daim
With the new mayor already in office, the people of Kuala Lumpur are expecting changes in the city. KUALA LUMPUR: The new mayor of the capital city will make not make empty promises to the 1.6 million people in the city. For a start, Datuk Ahmad Fuad Ismail has promised to listen to all parties.

Property prices expected to fall 5-10pc next year
17/12/08 NST By Sharen Kaur
PROPERTY prices will fall by 5-10 per cent from the first quarter of next year as a slower economy cools demand, a property consultant said. The slump in prices will be for properties across the board, Association of Valuers & Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia (PEPS) president James Wong Kwong Onn said.

Competent engineers needed
18/12/2008 The Malay Mail
The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) extends its deepest condolence to those families who have lost their loved ones as a result of the landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa. IEM is sad that so many have been affected by this massive landslide.

Buyers taking more time to make up their mind
23/12/08 NST
The Malaysian market for commercial property, particularly for en bloc deals, is still active but buyers are taking more time to decide, a senior official of a property company said. The global economic downturn has made buyers more cautious but recent events of aborted deals do not reflect a drastically changing market. In November, IOI Corp Bhd scrapped a deal to buy Menara Citibank in central Kuala Lumpur for almost RM600 million, citing concerns about the economy.

Action better than talk
23/12/08 NST By Ivy Chang
It has been a fortnight since the devastating Bukit Antarabangsa landslide in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, on Dec 6.
Pending investigations into the incident, certain quarters have claimed that the disaster was an act of God, others alleged it was due to an abandoned housing project, and still others asserted the cause of the landslide is purely the negligence of maintenance. Bukit Antarabangsa residents have announced they are planning to sue and claim compensation. Lawyers said that will be an uphill task for the claimants.

Tribunal rejects flat residents’ claims
24/12/2008 NST
The Tribunal for Consumer Claims Malaysia today rejected a claim for compensation of RM20,000 by 31 flat dwellers of Taman Sentul Utama who alleged that the developer had failed to provide satisfactory maintenance services. Rungit Singh, in his decision, said that residents had not paid all the maintenance fees required. “After examining the statements and documents from both sides, I find that the problem had been going on for seven years. “The court finds that the developer had been professional in this matter such as providing a claims statement, police report and notice to the residents.

Kerajaan negeri bantu pulih 21 projek terbengkalai
24/12/2008 Utusan Online
MELAKA Kerajaan negeri akan berusaha membantu memulihkan mana-mana projek perumahan terbengkalai di seluruh negeri bagi memastikan rakyat yang terlibat secara langsung dalam masalah itu memiliki kediaman sendiri. Ketua Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd. Ali Rustam berkata, pihaknya menerusi agensi kerajaan berkaitan sedang mengenal pasti alternatif yang sesuai bagi memastikan 21 projek perumahan terbengkalai yang dikesan dapat dipulihkan segera.

Rawang residents cry for help
31/12/2008 NST K. Harinderan
Rawang residents meet up with the authorities for a three-hour dialogue session to air their grievances. SELAYANG: Public safety, the non-issuance of land titles and infrastructure problems were the main topics of discussion at a recent dialogue between residents of Bukit Rawang Jaya and their assemblyman, local councillor and the police. Over 150 residents from the housing development in Rawang attended the three-hour session which saw many residents raising issues to seek resolution or answers from the authorities on various problems. The event was organised by the Bukit Rawang Jaya Residents' Association, which is one of the first RAs to be registered in Rawang since July this year.

Syarikat Sabah baik pulih projek terbengkalai
31/12/2008 Utusan Online
LABUAN 30 Dis. - KC Project Management Services Sdn. Bhd., sebuah syarikat pengurusan projek yang sudah memulihkan beberapa projek perumahan terbengkalai di Sabah, mahu menggunakan kepakarannya membantu menyelesaikan projek-projek bermasalah di negeri lain, kata Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Dr. Robert K.C. Chin.

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