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Sarawak, Sabah need to set up housing panel

The state governments of Sabah and Sarawak should each set up a housing tribunal similar to the National Housing Tribunal to provide a quick and cheaper avenue for house buyers to resolve their grouses.


Upko the biggest casualty in Sabah's leadership change

Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) officials have replaced six community development leaders (PKRs) from other Sabah Barisan Nasional component parties barely a year after the party#8217;s re-admission into the coalition.


Unsold bumi lots may be sold to others

Houses and shops reserved for bumiputras may be offered to others if the lots do not get bumiputra buyers within a stipulated period.


14-day deadline for councils

All local councils have been given two weeks to submit to the Housing and Local Government Ministry their survey findings on the status of buildings and houses without certificates of fitness (CFs), said its Minister, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.


Keeping tabs on foreigners in sex trade

The Government has formed a special committee to monitor foreign students and tourists who engage in immoral activities, including prostitution, during their stay in the country.


Dengue fever not at epidemic stage

Dengue was again given prominence in the Malay press, with I>Berita Harian/Ifeaturing a front-page picture of a Kuala Lumpur Hospital ward where extra beds were placed to accommodate an increasing number of patients.


States' unpaid loans run into millions

The Housing and Local Government Ministry wants all state governments to settle their outstanding loans owed to the ministry, which runs into millions of ringgit.


Identify dengue-prone areas, officials told

Health Ministry and Local Government officials should move fast to identify dengue-prone areas to control the spread of the disease, Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk M. Kayveas said.


Kelantan councils get RM2m federal aid to get rid of pests

All the 11 local authorities in Kelantan received a federal allocation of RM200,000 each yesterday to implement pest and vector control programmes.


Guidelines to curb immoral practices of students

The Education Ministry will come up with a set of rules that private colleges must implement to ensure that their foreign students turn up regularly for classes and not engage in immoral or illegal activities.