Red tape cut for land title
applications 22/09/2003 The
Star By Jacobus Raj
GATED community schemes are the latest trend in housing development in
Malaysia, with more and more developers building such communities.
Imprisoned by the Walls Built to Keep 'the Others' Out
19/12/2003 Los Angeles Times by Setha M. Low
The phenomenon of gated communities — the fastest-growing form of housing
in the United States — continues unabated in California and across the
New law to address community living
22/01/2004 NST-PROP By Chris Prasad
A new law to regulate the rights and duties of developers and
homeowners within projects with communal facilities is to be brought
before Parliament, in order to fill the existing void in legislation
governing this type of housing scheme.
Walls that exclude
06/03/2004 NST-PROP By Salleh Buang
THERE is a growing number of Klang Valley residents who are moving
out of their homes in the "open" and settling into gated communities
with their twin attributes of privacy and security.
Datuk awarded RM487,000 over break-in at gated community
08/05/2004 The Star By Chelsea L. Y. Ng
KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman whose bungalow in a gated community here
was broken into has been awarded RM486,988 after the High Court held
that the terms laid down in its brochures and sale-and-purchase
(S&P) agreement had been breached.
Illegal to bar others from housing areas
17/05/2004 The Star By Egalite,
The good people at Desa Seri Hartamas have many things going for them.
Their houses are well built with spacious gardens and a central
playground. This is enhanced by the housing estate sitting on a choice
Issues beyond the gates
26/07/2004 The Star The Edge By S.S. YOGA
THE case in May this year in which a Sierramas resident successfully
sued the management company after his house was broken into put the
glare of the spotlight on gated and guarded communities. It seems to
be a trend lately for developers to come up with more and more of
Concern over gated housing projects 20/8/2004 The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will look into the social impact of
gated housing projects, said Housing and Local Government Minister
Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
Neighbours on guard
20/8/2004 The Sun
BACK IN 1996, the residents of SD9 in Sri Damansara, Kuala Lumpur,
were shocked by the brutal gang-rape of a woman in her own home
while on maternity leave. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries a
year later, leaving her baby without a mother.
Study needed to understand gated trend
23/08/2004 The Star
LET me comment on Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting's statement on gated
communities, Concern over gated housing projects "The Star, Aug 20).
I am glad the Housing and Local Government Minister is very
concerned about the latest development in the real estate and
Vibrant and safe gated community
24/08/2004 The Star
I REFER to the various opinions raised in the discussion relating to
the development of gated communities. In this day and age where
security is very much a concern of all Malaysians, is it any wonder
that those who can afford it are willing to pay the extra ringgit to
stay in gated communities so that they can sleep peacefully at
Debate continues on gated community
28/08/2004 The Star By K.W. MAK
MUCH has been said about the pros and cons of gated communities
recently. Although some people view such neighbourhoods as “elitist”
or a form of social apartheid, to some others, particularly those
who can afford it, the rising crime rate has made it a necessity of
Unfair to criticise gated communities
06/09/2004 The Star By V.K. CHIN
RESIDENTS of gated communities must be surprised by the criticism
directed at them for choosing to live in such housing schemes. They
have been described as anti-social.
13/09/2004 The Star By S.C. Cheah
JUST when the gated community concept is gaining wider acceptance,
some people claim that such exclusive living may create “social
apartheid” in our country.
Laws for gated communities
18/12/2004 The Star
GATED communities cannot be created because the access roads that
have to be blocked do not belong to the residents living in such
Have laws for gated communities
25/12/2004 The Star
THE Housing and Local
Government Ministry has been urged to look into the need for laws
pertaining to the construction of gated communities.