malaysia - Real Estate

Mandatory Supervision to resolve abandoned Housing Projects - Raja Bahrin

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government will make standing supervision mandatory, to address the issue of abandoned housing projects under the 1Malaysia People's Housing Scheme (PR1MA).
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah abolishes Communal Grants, replaces it with Individual Land Titles

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Sabah state government has decided to abolish the granting of land through communal grants and to replace it with individual land titles to enable the people in the state to have their names on their respective land titles.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Sabah Government assures Sabah Native Rights preserved

TUARAN, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sabah government has given its assurance that it will continue to protect the rights of the native people in the state.
Date: 09 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Negeri Sembilan Government to review Land Ownership by Foreigners

SEREMBAN, Aug 8 (Bernama) - The Negeri Sembilan government will review the foreign ownership of land in the state, said Menteri Besar Aminuddin Harun.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

National Land Code must be amended to stop Foreigners from owning Land

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) - The National Land Code must be amended to stop foreigners from owning land in the country, said Water, land and Natural Resources Minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar. Xavier Jayakumar said at present under Section 433B of the Code, the State Authority had the authority and right to give approval to foreigners to own ...
Date: 02 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Teo Sui Chin and 3 Others v Lim Siok Luan

Real estate – Easement – Registered easement – Right to statutory registered easement – Whether a right to a statutory registered easement could be lost by effluxion of time when the registered easement itself contains no time stipulation for its existence – Whether there could be a partial release or abandonment of ...

Date: 16 July 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 224; Source: Federal Court Registry

Native Leaders must help Government explain Land Bill

SIBU, July 15 (Bernama) - Native community leaders should help the government to explain to the people that the State Land (Amendment) Bill 2018 concerning Native Customary Right (NCR) lands will greatly benefit them as the landowners. The bill was passed on Thursday during the current sitting of the State Legislative Assembly. Deputy Chi ...
Date: 15 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Brightvite Sdn Bhd v Pantai Towers Management Corporation and Another Appeal

Real estate – Management fees – Claim by a management corporation of a condominium for management fees against purchasers of condominium units, who purchased those units from a previous owner – Portion of the debt claimed included management fees incurred during the time of the previous owner

Real estate – Managem ...

Date: 11 June 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 197; Source: Federal Court Registry

State Assembly passes Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018

KUCHING, July 12 (Bernama) - The Sarawak State Legislative Assembly today passed the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 with a majority voice vote after the third reading.
Date: 12 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Land Code amended to address Sarawak Native Land Issue - Uggah

KUCHING, July 11 (Bernama) - The landmark outcome of the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is to enable native communal title in perpetuity to be issued over an area to be described as native territorial domain.
Date: 11 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims settles 44,308 cases - Zuraida

PUTRAJAYA, July 9 (Bernama) - A total of 44,308 out of 44,581 cases filed with the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims (TTPR) were settled for the period between Jan 1, 2003 and June 30, this year, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
Date: 09 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry sets up New Organization Structure Steering Committee

KOTA KINABALU, July 4 (Bernama) - The Sabah Law and Native Affairs Ministry has set up a new organisation structure steering committee with membership drawn from former state and federal senior officers, experienced professionals proficient in the administration of native affairs, law and judiciary. Its minister Datuk Aidi Mokhtar said the com ...
Date: 04 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 3) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 129 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 127 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Valuation and Property Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2018

These Rules come into operation on 2 June 2018.
Date: 01 June 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: P.U. (A) 128 of 2018; Source: AGC Federal Gazette

Chief Secretary to Government urged to intervene in 'Dubious' KL Land Sales

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Bernama) - Seputeh MP Teresa Kok today urged the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, to intervene in the suspected dubious sale of 64 lots of land in Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 30 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Douglas Ding Jangan and 4 Others v Government of Sarawak and 5 Others

Real estate – Native customary rights – Whether the pre-existence of rights under native laws and customs include rights to land in the virgin/ primary forests which were not felled or cultivated but reserved for food and forest produce by natives – Federal Court ruling in TR Sandah Tabau case

Real estate – N ...

Date: 23 May 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 166; Source: Federal Court Registry

Sivadevi A/P Sivalingam v CIMB Bank Berhad

Real estate – Order for sale by court under section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 – Whether section 256 of the National Land Code 1965 substantive or procedural law

Litigation & court procedure – Order for sale – Order 83 of the Rules of Court 2012 – Foreclosure proceedings – Whether the forec ...

Date: 17 April 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] MYCA 156; Source: Federal Court Registry

Padang Sanai Settlers overjoyed as Land Issues resolved

KUALA NERANG, May 8 ( Bernama) - A total of 767 settlers in Padang Sanai here were overjoyed to hear that the state government has finally resolved the overlapping land and property issues with a plantation company (Tradewind Corridors Sdn Bhd) after more than 30 years.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CIDB to act against Contractors for Document Forgery

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (Bernama) - The Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) today warned that it will not hesitate to revoke the certificate of any contractor or construction personnel found to falsify documents when dealing with the board.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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Petronas, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan receive Global Innovation Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Sabah Land and Survey Department, and the Negeri Sembilan government have been selected ahead of more than 100,000 companies worldwide to win a global technology award.

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Call to improve Healthcare System instead of Introducing Health Insurance Scheme

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - A healthcare advocate had urged the government to reconsider the proposal to introduce national health insurance scheme for the people by taking into considerations it's adverse financial impact in the long term.

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Najib files Appeal against Gag Order Refusal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Lawyers of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today filed an appeal against a High Court refusal to issue an order restraining the media and public from publishing statements on the merits of his case pending its disposal.

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Johor to consider implementing Open Tender System

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Aug 12 (Bernama) - The state government will consider implementing the open tender system for all projects in Johor to prevent monopolies, said Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian.

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SMEs need to collaborate with IPTS to embrace Technologies

KUANTAN, Aug 13 (Bernama) - Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to collaborate with local institutions of higher learning (IPTs) to enable them to brace technologies in order to be more competitive in the face of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

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Mixed Reaction in Construction-Related Stocks following SST Announcement

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 (Bernama) - The prices of construction-related stocks saw a mixed performance today following the Finance Ministry’s announcement on the tax exemption of some construction materials.

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GST Refunds should be settled before SST kicks in

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 (Bernama) - The Finance Ministry has been urged to find a swift solution regarding the Goods and Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds before the implementation of Sales and Services Tax (SST) this September.

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740 Violations detected in Food Premises under Sarawak Labour Ordinance

KUCHING, Aug 9 (Bernama) - The Sarawak Labour Department today conducted simultaneous operations throughout the state on 140 employees’ workplaces in food premises in which 740 violations were detected under the Labour Ordinance.

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