LABUAN: The background of companies undertaking housing projects,
including that of directors and ownership, will be thoroughly checked
before approval for implementation is given.
Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Lajim Ukin said his
ministry was serious in resolving abandoned housing projects in the
“We receive complaints everyday on such abandoned projects,” he said
during a visit to the Labuan Fire and Rescue Services Department on
“However, not many are from our ministry, through the Syarikat Perumahan
Negara Berhad (SPNB).”
According to Lajim, there were a number of developers, who were
blacklisted for abandoned housing projects, but had later set up new
“That is why we need to check the directors’ and owners’ background,” he
Lajim said SPNB would revive all the abandoned housing projects in
On housing projects that were Projek Sakit or problematic projects, Lajim
said ministry officials would hold discussions with other developers and
financiers to expedite such projects.
It was reported earlier this year that a Sabah-based private company
offered to share its expertise in helping to resolve the long-standing
issue in peninsular Malaysia.
The company, appointed by the Sabah Government to revive all abandoned
housing projects in the state, had been successful in its mission. –