State takes over slope
24/08/1999 The Star
PWD to start work immediately Penang: The state will spend RM1.2 mil to
take over remedial work from the Majestic Heights project developer to
rectify part of Jalan Paya Terubong which was exposed after last year's
landslip. Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Loon yesterday directed the
Public Works Department to repair the slope and build a retaining wall
Three companies offer
to take over stalled project
Three companies have offered
to take over the management and operation of Majestic Heights, which is
facing problem completing its project in Paya Terubong.
Penang to remove loose rocks on hillslopes
01/09/1999 NST By Marina Emmanuel
PENANG, Tues.- The State Government will proceed with the
removal of loose rocks on Paya Terubong's hillslopes this
week as an immediate measure in securing the hill. It will
also engage geotechnical experts to carry out a study on
long- term measures to ensure the safety of residents.
Koh wants to meet disgruntled housebuyers
14/10/1999 The Star
Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon wants to meet a committee
representing buyers of three problematic housing projects following press
reports of their planned mass gathering at Dewan Tunku, Komtar, on Oct 24.
Fettes Villa Low-Medium Housing Project Purchasers Action committee
chairman K. C. Tan said they had agreed to the meeting when contacted by
an aide of Dr Koh.
Highrise buyers go to the police
13/01/2000 The Star
About 870 buyers of the controversial Majestic Heights Phase One
project lodged a police report yesterday against the developer for
allegedly violating the sale and purchase agreement.
paying loan instalments, housebuyers told
24/07/2000 The Star
Buyers of the stalled Majestic Heights (Phase I) project were urged
yesterday to follow the example of more than 20 unit buyers who have
stopped paying housing loan instalments since last month.
State willing to ease CF rulings for project
11/08/2000 The Star
The state is willing to relax certain requirements imposed by the Penang
Municipal Council to expedite the issuing of certificates of fitness for
completed units in the stalled Majestic Heights project.
Buyers of abandoned project to take
legal action against developer
PENANG, Sun. - The 1,557 buyers of the abandoned Taman Terubong Indah
(Majestic Heights) housing project in Jalan Paya Terubong may take
action to wind up the developer, Majestic Heights Sdn Bhd. Most of the
buyers opted for this option which was one of the three presented to
them by the Majestic Heights Purchasers' Ad-hoc Committee today.
235 vote to revive project on their
14/08/2000 The Star By Ng Su-Ann
Two hundred and thirty five of the 320
buyers who turned up for a forum on the stalled Taman Terubong Indah
(Majestic Heights) Phase I project at Dewan Tunku in Komtar voted to revive
the project themselves.
Developer in a fix over buyers' decision
18/08/2000 The Star
A Kuala Lumpur-based company, which plans to take over the Taman Terubong
Indah (Majestic Heights) project in Paya Terubong, is in a quandary
following the decision of 235 buyers of phase one to revive the project
Perfectbuild Construction (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd manager Y. K. Yap said
yesterday he would consult the company's lawyers on the next course of
Give new developer a chance, housebuyers urged
25/08/2000 The Star
The 1,577 purchasers of the stalled Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic
Heights) Phase I have been asked to give its new developer "a chance'' to
complete the project. State executive councillor Dr Loh Hock Hun said the
Kuala Lumpur-based Perfectbuild Construction (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which
took over the project from Majestic Heights Sdn Bhd, had already started
preliminary ground works on Monday.
Join us, panel urges buyers
13/10/2000 The Star
The Ad-hoc Committee for Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights) Phase
3A Purchasers has called on fellow purchasers to show a united front to
get their units completed as soon as possible.
Buyers upset over 'empty promise'
17/10/2000 The Star
Buyers of Phase 2A units in Majestic Heights' in the Paya Terubong
project are upset that the developer's pledge to obtain the occupation
certificate (OC) by last month is yet another empty promise. The Taman Terubong Indah Phase 2A Purchasers Action Committee said the
sale and purchase agreement stated that their units were to be completed
by September 1998, but to date they were only 75% to 80% ready.
Ministry urged to penalise developer
18/10/2000 The Star
Irate buyers of the problematic Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights)
project are urging the Housing and Local Government Ministy to revive the
project and penalise the developer.
Committee to meet and register house
09/11/2000 The Star
The Ad-hoc Committee for Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights) Phase 2B
Purchasers will hold a "meet the purchasers'' session on Nov 19. It is
aimed at electing committee members to manage and resolve problems related
to the purchase of units in the project.
Dr Loh: Blacklist directors
10/01/2001 The Star
The authorities are urged to blacklist the directors instead of just the
housing developers' firms which failed to keep their promises to
purchasers. State Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman
Dr Loh Hock Hun said yesterday that blacklisting the companies was
pointless as the "errant persons'' could just set up another company.
Meeting to brief purchasers
PENANG, Thurs. - A meeting will be held on Sunday to brief Majestic
Heights Phase One purchasers on the latest development in the negotiations
between the developer and a new contractor. The meeting, to be held at the
Sekolah Menengah Han Chiang hall from 2pm to 6pm, will also discuss the
winding-up petition against the developer, said Paya Terubong State
Assemblyman Dr Loh Hock Hun, adviser to the purchasers.
Re-consider court action, buyers urged
12/01/2001 The Star
Paya Terubong assemblyman Dr Loh Hock Hun has cautioned 1,557
buyers of Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights) Phase 1 over their
petition to wind up the developer.
Buyer: My wife died of heartache 15/01/2001 The Star
A 64-year-old housebuyer whose wife died of heartache before she could see
their 'dream house', burst into tears during a Taman Terubong Indah
(Majestic Heights) dialogue session yesterday.
Check on safety of hillslope, buyers urge govt
Housebuyers of the stalled Majestic Heights project in Paya
Terubong have urged the authorities to conduct an expert study on the
safety of the hillslope in the area. Bayan Baru MP Wong Kam Hoong said more than 3,000 affected housebuyers
have expressed concern over the safety following minor soil erosion there.
Housebuyers act to revive stalled project
By Choong Kwee Kim
Purchasers of units at the stalled Majestic
Heights project are executing plans to salvage the project themselves and are not banking on the rescue by a new 'white knight'
Developer gets fresh ultimatum
23/05/2001 The Star
The Housing and Local Government Ministry has given Majestic Heights Sdn
Bhd, developer of the problematic Taman Terubong Indah project in Paya
Terubong, up to November to complete the first two phases of the project.
It is learnt that the developer has been instructed in March to complete
and hand over the units under Section 11 of the Housing Developers
(Control and Licensing) Act 1966.
State makes RM1.5m offer to revive
28/05/2001 The Star
The state government has offered to build the retaining wall costing
RM1.5mil along Jalan Paya Terubong in its effort to revive the stalled
Taman Terubong Indah (Majestic Heights) Phase 1 project.
Loan repayment shock for teacher
07/06/2001 The Star
A teacher, who took out a government loan to buy a home in the
controversial Majestic Heights project, was shocked to find herself
saddled with loan repayments of over RM400 a month when work on her unit
had not started.
Housebuyers want to complete units on
21/06/2001 The Star
The ad-hoc committees for purchasers of the problematic Taman Terubong
Indah (Majestic Heights) project in Paya Terubong are adamant that buyers
will be best served if they complete the units on their own.
Report lodged against architects
17/07/2001 The Star
A group claiming to represent over 3,000 purchasers of Majestic Heights
project units yesterday lodged a police report against two architect firms
for allegedly issuing architect certificates fraudulently.
PAM: Go for good architects 18/07/2001 The Star By Choong Kwee Kim
The public and developers have been urged to seek out
professional architects who undertake their duties proficiently. The Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) northern chapter made
this call in response to a report in The Star yesterday that
a police report was lodged by a group of purchasers of Majestic
Heights project units against two architects for alleged
Help resolve stalled project, CM urges
16/08/2001 The Star
Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has urged Housing and Local
Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting to use his power to help
resolve the stalled Majestic Heights project in Paya Terubong. Dr Koh said
in a statement yesterday that he had made the request in his recent letter
Koh urges minister to help revive
PENANG Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon yesterday urged Housing and
Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting to use his powers to help
resolve the stalled Majestic Heights project in Paya Terubong. Koh said
Section 11(1)(c) of the Housing Developers Act empowers the Housing
Minister, with the occurrence of the Finance Minister, to direct a company
to assume control and carry on the business of the original housing
developer on terms and conditions as the minister may determine.
Koh appeals to Ong to revive Majestic
Heights housing project
PENANG, Wed. - Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon today appealed to
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting to help
resolve the stalled Majestic Heights project in Paya Terubong. Koh said
the minister could intervene as he is empowered to under Section 11(1)(e)
of the Housing Developers Act to salvage the stalled project.
Buyers to meet Ong over project
19/08/2001 The Star
PENANG: Purchasers of the abandoned Majestic Heights project are scheduled to meet Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting
today to seek his assistance to revive the project. Paya Terubong assemblyman Dr Loh Hock Hun said he would lead a delegation of purchasers to meet Ong in Kuala Lumpur.
Minister mulls use of section 11
21/09/2001 NST-PROP By Nicholas Mun
The property industry may possibly be on the verge of breaking new ground
in terms of consumer protection. The Minister of Housing and Local
Government Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting is considering exercising his powers
under section 11 of the Housing Developers (Control and Licensing) Act,
1966 (HDA) in respect of the Majestic Heights project. Section 11 of the
HDA empowers the Minister to give directions for the purpose of
safeguarding the interests of purchasers.
Prosecution on the cards
IT will be the first time since the enactment of the Housing
Developers (Control and Licensing) Act in 1966 that the Minister of
Housing and Local Government is considering the use of his powers
under section 11. Section 11 was enacted for the protection of
purchasers' interests with the government being given the
opportunity and power to take the lead in the matter. Under this
section, the Minister can even direct a developer to present a
petition to wind-up its business.
Developer bows to demand to wind up
25/09/2001 NST By Freddie Ng
PENANG, Mon. - For more than 3,000 house buyers of Majestic Heights Sdn Bhd's Taman Terubong Indah, hope springs anew for the
abandoned project to be revived after six years when the developer today conceded to their petition that the housing development
company be wound-up.
can now look forward to their dream home
26/09/2001 The Star
PENANG: About 3,000 purchasers of the
stalled Majestic Heights project need
not wait long for their dream home to
materialise as the company has agreed to
Buyers to fork out a few million RM