Thursday, January 24, 2013

MPSp saved RM9mil since taking over garbage collection

THE Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp) has saved about RM9mil since taking over the garbage collection service from Alam Flora.
In response to a question posed by MPSp councillor Dr Teo Lian Seng during the full board meeting yesterday, MPSp president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said the council had allocated RM27mil for garbage collection and cleaning services last year.
However, only RM18mil was spent following the takeover. “For this year, we have allocated RM20mil for the purpose as a few new areas are coming up,” he said.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

DRB-Hicom’s RM11bil Projects Will Make It Major Player In Property Market

The conglomerate plans to carry out several property projects nationwide with a combined gross development value (GDV) of some RM11 billion in the next five years.
Some of the projects are Jalan Tun Razak development (GDV RM900 million), Glenmarie Heights (607.2ha) in Iskandar Malaysia with a GDV of over RM8 billion starting 2013, Glenmarie Gardens (GDV RM395 million), Laman Glenmarie (RM352 million), Glenmarie Puchong (RM483 million), Glenmarie Hills (RM305 million), Proton City and HICOM Pegoh Park (RM440 million).

Source: Btimes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Illegal Sand Processing Stopped

THE authorities have halted an alleged illegal sand processing operation in Puchong following a tip-off by The Malay Mail.
It was initially thought that the site was being used for a sand theft operation but it turned out that a sub-contractor hired to reclaim land on the northern banks of a lake had been processing sand as a side income.
After the operation was halted on Wednesday, nine offi cers from the Petaling District and Land Office and four from the Selangor Water Management Board (LUAS) visited the site on Thursday to meet with the sub-contractor.
Petaling District and Land Office assistant district officer (enforcement) Abdul Shariz Izwan Abdul Shukor said the sub-contractor had almost no offi cial documents allowing him to operate.
“The only document he has is one from the Companies Commission of Malaysia,” he said
“He does have a permit from us to stockpile sand, but for a location in Kinrara, not here.”
Abdul Shariz said the subcontractor also failed to produce a permit from the local council while LUAS enforcement offi cers who took part in the raid found he had no approval from them to use the water from the lake for his activities.
It is also understood that the sub-contractor had kept inadequate records of the sand he processed, only keeping track of the weight and type of sand, not the source.
Abdul Shariz Izwan said that although the subcontractor would be allowed to continue bringing in sand, he could not process any sand there or remove any sand from the site.
The Malay Mail began investigating the operation in November last year reconnoitered the area surrounding Taman Puchong Prima, Desa Millennia and Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama after receiving a tip-off of possible sand theft there.
At least two developments were being carried out there but one was not identifiable as no board was spotted, though hoarding surrounded the site in certain spots.
Inside, it appeared to be a large flat sandy expanse with three large piles of dirt, one at the west of the clearing, two more towards the east near the water’s edge.
At least two excavators and a number of lorries were seen operating in the area, as well as a large pipe pumping out water.
To east, an exit point in Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama was found, though no notice board was visible. A lorry was seen leaving the area which The Malay Mail followed to another development in Mukim Klang. Stopping just inside the construction area, the lorry driver removed the cover to reveal a mass of dirt or sand before continuing on.
Source: TheMalayMail

Friday, January 11, 2013


"Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground."                       - Sara Ahmed

Thursday, January 10, 2013

LBS Launches BSP SkyPark High-rise Development

Property developer, LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS), today launched BSP Skypark, the first high-rise development in the up-and-coming township of Bandar Saujana Putra (BSP).

BSP Skypark comprises 689 units of serviced residences and 32 shop units which cater to first time homebuyers, young families and investors wishing to rent the homes to students studying in nearby institutions of higher learning in the near future. Affordably priced from RM 399,900, the serviced residences have a gross built-up area from 1,004 sq ft with a comfortable layout of 3-bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Meanwhile, the shop units which have a gross built-up area from 1,030 sq ft, are priced from RM618,000.

“We are happy to be moving into high-rise developments in the BSP township and confident that BSP Skypark will receive positive response due to its affordable pricing. BSP Skypark’s vision of “A Lifestyle Of Connected Possibilities", embodies the connectivity buyers can expect among families, friends as well as investors seeking business opportunities here. The focus of the property sector has shifted to affordable homes, and having experience in this segment, LBS will continue to support the Government’s initiatives to increase home ownership among Malaysians. Our recent success of achieving RM871 million sales, which surpassed our 2012 sales target of RM800 million, is a proof that our offerings are aligned with the needs of Malaysian homebuyers,” said LBS Managing Director, Dato’ Lim Hock San. A key feature of BSP Skypark is the spacious 1.3 acre-sized facilities area comprising prayer rooms, a multipurpose hall, playgrounds. The area would also include recreational facilities such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, jogging track, gym, game room and yoga room. In addition, reading areas, cafes and a sundeck promote a leisure lifestyle for BSP Skypark residents and will help them unwind from the stress of city life. Furthermore, for convenience and increased security, a minimum of two parking lots per serviced residence unit is allocated.
Targeted for completion by 2016, BSP Skypark has a total Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM320 million. The launch of BSP Skypark also marked the unveiling of BSP’s Sales Gallery, built to accommodate the needs of the fast maturing township. Existing and potential property buyers can now visit the BSP Sales Gallery to view the BSP Skypark show unit as well as other LBS developments in Bandar Saujana Putra, all conveniently located under one roof. The set-up of this comprehensive LBS’ sales gallery is an effort to increase the Group’s engagement with existing or potential homebuyers. The BSP Sales Gallery is open daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

LBS will be offering attractive incentives to serviced residence buyers which include an eight per cent rebate for every unit purchased in addition to a seven per cent discount for Bumiputra buyers. Serviced residence buyers will also enjoy a waiver on the legal fees for sale and purchase agreements (SPA) and deed of mutual covenants (DMC) in addition to the one year free service charge. As for investors of the commercial units, LBS is offering a waiver on the legal fees for SPA and DMC including a ten per cent discount on every unit purchased for Bumiputra buyers.