of Plaza Rakyat may be opened for new bids 01/10/2009 The
Star Story by LIM CHIA YING
THE Economic Planning Unit (EPU) is set to call for a last meeting with
the current developer of Plaza Rakyat to iron out details.
No access to property 03/10/2009 The Star By YIP YOKE TENG
THE access road issue that had been plaguing Paramount View Condominium in
Petaling Jaya had been brought to the attention of the public complaints
homes again, indicating downturn bottoming out 19/10/2009 The Star
By RACHEL KAM
PETALING JAYA: The property sector has seen a strong comeback in the third
quarter with the renewed buying interest for residential property indicates
that the economic downturn is bottoming out.
liquidated, 300 land buyers in the lurch
GEORGE TOWN: About 300 land buyers of the Padang Meha Parkland in Kulim,
Kedah, are in a quandary as they have not received the titles to their
properties despite waiting for almost 15 years.
members to face the music 13/10/2009 The
THE Security Services Association of Malaysia (SSAM) would like to take
action against those unscrupulous members who franchise their licences to
third parties pending approval by the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
Don’t let your
guard down 13/10/2009 The Star
By THO XIN YI
Photos by MOHD SAHAR MISNI and P. NATHAN
MORE and more housing areas in the Klang Valley are adopting the gated
and guarded security scheme in view of the rising crime cases.
training needed for watchmen
13/10/2009 The Star
SECURITY guard trainer C. Regunathan is concerned that the lack of proper
training is putting the lives of security guards at risk.
A solution most foul
14/10/2009 The Star By ELAN PERUMAL
THE developer of an apartment project in Kinrara, Puchong, has been
channelling sewage discharge into the main drain which leads to the Klang
housing developers 19/10/2009 The
LABUAN: The background of companies undertaking housing projects,
including that of directors and ownership, will be thoroughly checked
before approval for implementation is given.
Qlassic system, contractors urged 19/10/2009 The
KUCHING: The Government has no plans to make it compulsory for contractors
of projects under the 10th Malaysia Plan to adopt the Quality Assessment
System in Construction (Qlassic) to address the problem of shoddy
Selangor focuses on rehabilitating abandoned projects 19/10/2009
heedgeproperty.com By Lam Jian Wyn
PETALING JAYA: The Selangor state government is trying to revive as many
abandoned housing projects as possible in the state. As of June 2009, the
state government has identified and allotted 18 projects (involving 15,128
units of homes) to be undertaken by new developers and financiers willing
to revive them, said state executive councillor Iskandar A Samad.
denies abuse of power
20/10/2009 The Star
IN StarMetro’s report “Condo residents in a fix” on Aug 8, one of the
residents of South City Condominium claimed that they had been denied the
right to vote.
up approval process 21/10/2009 NST
By Chong Chee Seong
THE Muar Municipal Council has reduced the processing time for development
plans to six months.
Couple win landmark case 23/10/2009 The Star By Elan Perumal
A COUPLE has won a landmark case against their
neighbour in Bukit Rimau, Shah Alam, who carried out renovations on his house
without complying with the plan approved by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
to question four on Pearl Hill project 23/10/2009 The
THE State Appeals Board has fixed Nov 26 for examination and
cross-examination of four witnesses involved in a housing project on a
hillslope in Solok Tan Jit Seng that has been issued with a stop work
housing projects to be revived
KUALA LUMPUR, Sat: The government has identified 41 abandoned housing
projects involving low- and medium-cost houses to be rehabilitated using
the RM200 million fund announced in Budget 2010.
5% cap for real property gains tax 26/10/2009 The
The rate is irrespective of holding period and category of owner
PETALING JAYA: The Government will issue an order to cap the real property
gains tax (RPGT) at 5%.
Homes slope to be reinforced
28/10/2009 The Star By THO XIN YI
IOI Properties has assured Bayan Hill Homes residents that the slope
failure which occurred near their houses will be rectified soon.
close to homes 26/10/2009 The
Star By JADE CHAN
RESIDENTS of Taman Sri Sinar, Segambut, are protesting against a housing
project which is not only taking place too close to their homes but would
also deprive them of a back lane access.
The PricewaterhouseCoopers team answers questions on the service tax,
green technology and real property gains tax.
paid out We just don’t have the money, SPNB tells 34 contractors
28/10/2009 The Malay Mail
ROSLAN: A number of contractors have not received payment for projects
to amend National Land Code
29/10/09 The StarPUTRAJAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers is considering amending the National
Land Code to curb fraudulent land transfers, the Federal Court heard Thursday.
system badly flawed
29/10/2009 The Star
I REFER to the report: “Kong: Housing revival fund a one-off allocation” (Sunday
Star, Oct 25).
SPNB to pay contractors by year end ... but chairman keeps mum on source of funds
30/10/2009 The Malay Mail By Pearl Lee
Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) says it will pay the 34 contractors
undertaking its projects by year end.
But where will the funds come from, since SPNB had told the contractors
that it did not have money to pay them?