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Nation 03 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government sees signs of housing industry revival

The local housing industry is slated for a revival following the return of buying interest, particularly for affordable homes, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui.

Nation 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lack of social support leaves many single mums in dire straits

THE lack of a social support system to assist single mothers is among the reasons why they are living below the poverty level.

Letters 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Building owners must be forced to improve security

The Government and the public are alarmed at the increasing number of crimes being committed at car parks of shopping and commercial complexes and intend to do something to protect those who frequent such premises writes B>V.K.Chin./b>

Nation 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Federal Government will have the final say on big projects

The Federal Government will have the final say in all new development of townships, major infrastructure projects and projects located in environmentally-sensitive areas before they are approved.

Lifestyle 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Burning wastes

Malaysia wants to manage waste in a sustainable way and with minimal risks to public health. Advanced countries do that by waste incineration, a proven technology to meet waste disposal demands.

Business 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Public human services in the 21st century

Governments around the world provide human services, i.e. welfare and social security benefits in a variety of ways. But globally, businesses and taxpayers are now expecting a level of service similar to that of the private sector. How can these expectations be met? Noor Azlin Zainal Abidin, a partner with Accenture's government practice, shares her views on recent developments.

Nation 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Changes mulled for safe buildings

The Government is studying amendments to laws to compel building owners and car park operators to adopt safe structures and security features, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Recreational facilities for all housing areas

The Government will continue to ensure all housing projects have the necessary amenities, including recreational facilities, to meet the needs of residents.

Nation 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chan gets Transport in minor Cabinet reshuffle

Compiled by IVY SOON 22/6/03-29/6/03

Nation 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wing to list safety measures

The Wanita MCA will issue a public memorandum containing suggestions to make buildings safer, said its chief Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen.