Persatuan Pembeli-Pembeli rumah menyokong dan menggalakan
semua usaha-usaha pelbagai pihak samada Kerajaan atau swasta untuk membina
rumah-rumah bagi keperluan orang ramai. Owning a house in this country is
without exception for all citizens irrespective of the social standing.
It is laudable that in the 8th Malaysia Plan, the first phase of the OPP3,
the Government has allocated RM110 billion to finance projects and programmes
which includes the eradication of poverty and restructuring income imbalance
between ethnic groups, urban and rural population.
Many promotions have been launched by housing developers towards
House Ownership campaigns by giving discounts and other incentives to house
buyers. While the efforts taken by the developers are commendable, they
should not lose sight of on
the resale value of the property. For the coming years. We are all aware
that the price of houses at any time, depend on domestic and global economic
conditions prevailing in other countries especially our trading partners
which have direct or indirect influence on our domestic market. As such
the price forecasts of the properties that should be made on the basis of
these factors might not prove to be correct and thereby causing confusion
in the minds of the intending house buyers and deliberately enticing them
to buy the properties.
Other forms of gimmicks are; such as the project overlooks
the Petronas Twin Towers may turn out to be located in Sg. Besi from where
the towers can also be seen from such a distance. We would prefer advertisements
put up by developers should only be allowed to confine to factual information.
In the Malaysia Plan 2001-2005 our allocation of RM2 billion
has been set aside for building low cost houses and RM2.2 billion for civil
The Association fully supports the Government's decision to
give top priority to building more low cost houses in the cities not only
as a means to address the squatter problems but also to create a serene
and harmonious environment and to wipe out social problems between people
of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. To enable low cost houses
to be built within the affordable range of prices for the low income earners
our Association has all along been advocating that there must be elements
of subsidies on the land premium and the fees on the transfer of land to
be developed for low cost houses that must exclusively be built for the
With such a huge allocation of funds earmarked for housing
during the Plan period, developers should not take advantage of the situation
to amass profits at the expense of the housebuyers. They should instead
safequard their reputation and image as responsible developers by building
quality houses that the housebuyers would be proud to own. They should inculcate
the awareness that their reputation would be at stake if they resort to
building houses without conforming to building plans and specifications
Malaysia is on the threshold of being a developed nation and
is already a model to many developing countries. It is pertinent that the
house purchase system in this country be at par excellent with the best
in the world where house purchasers are spared the agony of antagonizing
ordeals with the developers. It would be advantageous if we could look into
the system in developed countries where the concept of "build and sell"
are practiced. Such a system would be more favourable to house buyers as
it would certainly avoid subsequent possible feuds between house buyers
and the developers. The objectives of the Association among others, is to
seek justice for its members and to see that the laws provide the much needed
protection to the rights of house buyers. The Association will cooperate
with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and the State Governments
to monitor housing projects that do not adhere to laws and regulations governing
the housing industry. Unless rectifications
to the laws are made soon, I can foresee that complaints from dissatisfied
house buyers will continue to flood the Ministry.
Selagi undang-undang yand ada sekarang tidak di perbetulkan,
selama itulah masaalah yang akan dihadapi oleh pembeli-pembeli rumah dan
penyeleweng oleh pemaju akan berterusan. Pembeli-pembeli rumah telah menanggung
kerugian dan derita semenjak beberapa tahun yang lalu lagi.
Sekian, terima kasih.