Not so gated community
24/03/2006 The Star
DR RAJ & DR PUSHPA, Seremban.
PROPERTY developers are heavily promoting gated (guarded) communities these
days. The buyer is promised security and facilities that can include a
swimming pool, tennis court and clubhouse.
Legal focus on gated schemes
New Straits Times
A move to incorporate gated-and-guarded housing schemes
into the Strata Title Act 1985 to give them legislative context is on the
cards. Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Datuk Seri Azmi
Khalid, whose ministry is responsible for issues concerning land, is
scheduled to meet senior council members of the Real Estate and Housing
Developersí Association (Rehda) to discuss the matter next week.
needs more work, says Ong
THE proposed Building and Common Property (Maintenance
and Management) Bill, which aims to accommodate developments in the
housing sector, needs to be studied further.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said the Bill
was finalised by the Attorney-Generalís Chambers in September last year
but its tabling was delayed because of several emerging factors.
Gated community residents upset over suit rejection
24/05/2006 New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of gated communities are up in arms over the
recent Consumer Claims Tribunal rejection of a suit over the
responsibility of security guards. National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC)
manager Darshan Singh said it had received an average of 20 calls a day
since the judgment.
27/05/2006 NST-PROP By Andrew Wong
Rules would be quite unnecessary if we are all considerate, God-fearing
people who know our purpose in life. Unfortunately, we're not and we
don't, and in fact spend so much effort trying to find loopholes and ways
around laws that the books containing our legislation are getting fatter
with amendments by the year.
Stymied by housing law
27/05/2006 New Straits Times
Many new concepts and innovations in housing development that can provide
Malaysians with a better quality living environment cannot be introduced
because the country's housing development law has failed to keep up with
Security top priority for buyers
29/05/2006 The Star By S. C. Cheah
IF you are a house buyer, what is your number 1 concern? Iíve posed this
question to many people, and almost all put security as their top
priority. While in the past, purchasers were more concerned with the right
location and workmanship, having a safe home or office seems to be on
everyoneís mind these days.
Tiada pagar di perumahan awam
Kuala Lumpur - Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) menjelaskan pihak
berkuasa tempatan (PBT) itu tidak mendirikan pagar di kawasan perumahan awam.
Menurut Pegawai Perhubungan Awam dan Antarabangsa DBKL, Anwar Mohd Zain,
pembinaan pagar tidak termasuk dalam pelan asal pembinaan projek perumahan
awam sekitar Kuala Lumpur.
Bring back Rukun Tetangga to check crime
05/08/2006 The Star
WITH the rising crime rate, I would like to propose that the Government
reintroduce the Rukun Tetangga concept.
Time for cops to halt crooks
14/08/2006 The Star VALLEY VIEW BY FREDERICK FERNANDEZ
THERE was a time when victims of snatch thieves were mainly women, not
anymore though because now they target just about anybody, including
The gates are for our own good
16/08/2006 The Star
We refer to MBPJ enforcement officersí intention to tear down security
gates at Jln 17/35 and 17/62, recently. The said are service roads to 67
houses in Taman Lee Yan Lian.
Residents adopting safety measures
17/08/2006 The Star By Vivienne Pal
TWO years ago, a snatch theft incident left Section 17, Petaling Jaya
resident Rose (not her real name) with a cracked skull, and fractures on
her body and face.
Are these guards screened?
19/09/2006 The Star By CAR THEFT VICTIM, Muar.
IN HIS determined effort to fight crime, may I suggest to our new
Inspector-General of Police to also look into the eligibility of security
guards employed by condominiums, factories and housing estates.
all for gated communities
26/09/2006 The Star By Stuart Michael
Women, Family and Community Development Ministry parliamentary secretary
Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun is all for gated communities. Having been a
victim of burglary and snatch theft herself, Chew said the incidents made
her decide to move to the gated community of Aman Suria Damansara in
Ensuring crime kept at bay
09/10/2006 By K.W. MAK
CRIME is on the rise in the Klang Valley and everyone has either been a
victim or knows someone who has been a victim.
Strata Title Act to be amended 09/11/2006 The
Star By V.P. SUJATA
PUTRAJAYA: Developers of gated community projects, unable to get bank
loans due to problems of getting strata titles, can heave a sigh of
relieve with the Cabinetís approval to amend the Strata Title Act 1985.
Gated housing to have legal definition
THE Government's move to
amend the Strata Title Act 1985 to facilitate the development of stratified
landed property schemes has been warmly welcomed by the Real Estate and
Housing Developers' Association (Rehda).
Traders unhappy over barriers
30/11/2006 The Star By Lim Chia Ying
SUBANG JAYA assemblyman Datuk Lee Hwa Beng said the Subang Jaya Municipal
Council (MPSJ) has just recently adopted guidelines for gated communities
in accordance with those issued by the state housing board.
Guidelines for gated communities
04/12/2006 The Sun By Maria J. Dass
Subang Jaya: Developers and residents in Selangor who are planning to set up
gated and guarded communities to boost security in their neighbourhood will
have to follow a new scheme outlined by the Selangor Housing and Real Estate
Bill spells out rights of buyers
14/12/2006 The Star
The Bill covers all sub-divided housing units like condominiums, flats,
gated communities, apartments, commercial buildings such as offices and
shopping complexes, serviced apartments, mixed development sites and