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Redevelopment 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 bureau.


People buying 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.

Developer liquidated, 300 land buyers in the lurch 08/10/2009 NST
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.


Dishonest members to face the music 13/10/2009 The Star
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
MORE and more housing areas in the Klang Valley are adopting the gated and guarded security scheme in view of the rising crime cases.


Proper 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 River.


Checks on housing developers 19/10/2009 The Star
LABUAN: The background of companies undertaking housing projects, including that of directors and ownership, will be thoroughly checked before approval for implementation is given.

Implement Qlassic system, contractors urged 19/10/2009 The Star
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 workmanship


Selangor focuses on rehabilitating abandoned projects 19/10/2009 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.


JMC member 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.


Muar speeds 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).

Appeals Board to question four on Pearl Hill project 23/10/2009 The Star
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 order.

41 abandoned housing projects to be revived 24/10/2009 NST
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 Star
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%.

Bayan Hill 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.

Project too 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.

Understanding tax exemptions 26/10/2009 The Star
The PricewaterhouseCoopers team answers questions on the service tax, green technology and real property gains tax.

Millions not 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 carried out

A-G’s Chambers 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.

Sell-then-build 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

SYARIKAT 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?


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