Home > News > Nation
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday April 3, 2014 MYT 11:07:40 AM
HOUSING developers who abandon their projects will be blacklisted and subjected to stiffer penalties when amendments to the Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 come into force in June.
“Once blacklisted, the developer and company’s board of directors will not be able to apply for or renew their advertising permit and sales licence,” Deputy Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Halimah Mohd Sadique (pic) said to a question raised by Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong).
She said errant developers would also face stiffer penalties if they were hauled to court and convicted.
Fines would be between
RM10,000 and RM500,000, up from RM200,000 currently.
Halimah said the names of the blacklisted developers would also be published on the ministry’s website.
Earlier, Halimah informed lawmakers that from 2009 to Feb 28 this year, the ministry had declared 206 housing projects as abandoned.
Of this, she added, 149 had been revived, with 22,868 homes built.
Halimah also said the Act only applied in the Peninsula, but she would propose to the Cabinet for the law to be enforceable nationwide.
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Parliament, 2014, Housing Development Act, housing developers, blacklist, penalties
TRC Synergy secures RM191m PWD job to refurbish Parliament House
Zahid Hamidi: Don't disturb the four key thrusts of social contract
Eco-friendly coastal growth plan in place for Sepang
Fair brings best property range
Six families living in dilapidated houses
M’sian claiming to be ‘Mujahirah’
Planting the seeds of their future
A survivor speaks out
MH17: Remains of three more Malaysian victims arrive
13 more Customs officers nabbed
IT industry gets Hollywood insight
Apple helps iTunes users delete free U2 album
Sevilla sparkle as Europa League returns with goal glut
Attracting visitors via expos
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)