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The Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia) has rejected 14 out of 30 development projects that the Penang state submitted for approval. The projects were rejected because the developer failed to comply with PLANMalaysia’s “Guidelines on Highland Development”. However, the Penang State Government had been given some leeway in the guidelines, given the state’s terrain,…

Vertice Bhd’s, formerly known as Voir Holdings Bhd subsidiary Million Twilight Sdn Bhd, has secured a RM22 million sub-contract from Magjaya Resources (M) Sdn Bhd for the construction of one block of affordable apartments in Penang. The project includes 19 storeys of affordable apartments, a five-storey carpark and two recreational centres. The contract will commence…

The 3,000 sq. ft. fast food restaurant, located at the fourth floor of the newly-opened Paradigm Mall in Jalan Skudai, is the first Wendy’s restaurant to open in Johor and is managed by Berjaya Burger Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary company under Berjaya Corporation Sdn Bhd. The company has allocated RM5 million for expansion and…

MB World Group Bhd is acquiring 15.56 acres of land comprising 252 parcels of residential plots in Taman Sri Pulai Perdana, Johor Baru for RM8.15 million from Shiya Sdn Bhd. The parcels have been earmarked for a mixed development under the Johor state’s affordable homes policy. The land was approved for 252 double storey courtyard…

By collaborating with all the relevant parties including developers, the Johor government will identify “suitable and best ways” to solve the problem of unsold high-cost housing units in the state. (www.edgeprop.my, 27/11/2017)

Damansara Realty Bhd (DBhd) has received the Economic Planning Unit’s (EPU) approval for a land acquisition which is part of its proposed RM141.5 million settlement agreement with Johor Corp (JCorp). DBhd’s associate company, DAC Properties, received the EPU’s approval on November 22, 2017, and has completed the acquisition of 53.14 acres of land for RM130.3…

The Johor Ruler urged the Johor Government to work with developers to find a win-win solution to encourage the building of more affordable homes for all, irrespective of race and religion, as current prices are “too high for most people”. Instead of a quota system, the Government should consider zoning designated areas for affordable housing,…

The prevailing local median prices of houses are still beyond the affordability of most Malaysians and there is an undersupply of affordable homes in Malaysia. Under the 2018 Budget, the government has allocated RM2.2 billion to increase homeownership. The budget will be used for 17,300 units under the People’s Housing Programme (PPR), 3,000 units of…

The first 1 Serve counters, which incorporates the Road Transport Department, the National Registration Department and the Immigration Department at Negri Sembilan state’s Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) was officially unveiled on November 30, 2017. The state’s UTC houses 20 Federal, State government and private agency offices. (NST, 1/12/2017)

SK Danau Perdana, abandoned for 15 years in Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur will be demolished and replaced with an international school catering to the middle income group. The land which belongs to the Education Ministry is now in the process of being sold to Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd, which is planning to build an…

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