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august 2009

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towards sustainable development

REHDA Celebrates 39th Anniversary

rehda celebrated its 39th Anniversary on 3 August 2009 at One World Hotel Petaling Jaya. The dinner was graced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abd Razak. Also present at the function were YB Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha, Minister of Housing and Local Government, YB Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water as well as YBhg Dato’ Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Datuk Bandar of Kuala Lumpur. The momentous event was attended by over 800 guests members including industry players and other distinguished guests. Held to celebrate REHDA’s milestone achievements throughout the 39 years of long journey in the property industry leadership, the event also witnessed the installation ceremony of Immediate Past President Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Tiong Lip as REHDA Patron for his selfless contribution to REHDA and the industry. The highlight of the Dinner was the launching of REHDA’s proposed new Headquarters by the Prime Minister. The development of the new 3-storey REHDA building is timely as the Association moves forward to take firmer steps in meeting industry challenges and responding to the increased needs for training, research and development.

Acknowledgement
REHDA thanks all sponsors for their support and contributions to the Association in making the 39th Anniversary Dinner a success. n Glomac Bhd n Sime Darby Property Bhd n Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd n Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd n S P Setia Bhd n Bandar Utama City Corporation Sdn Bhd n IJM Land Bhd n Bukit Kiara Properties Sdn Bhd n Beneton Properties Sdn Bhd n Mah Sing Group Bhd n Malton Bhd n CIDB n Bolton Bhd n I & P Group Sdn Bhd n Tropicana Golf and Country Resort Bhd n Ireka Development Sdn Bhd n PKNS n Berjaya Land Bhd n Bandar Raya Developments Bhd n REHDA Selangor n Members, individuals, guests and industry partners for their support and participation
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The Government welcomes REHDA’s feedback on . we certainly need to do more to ensure a more sustainable and progressive future. First and foremost. more so in an economic downturn. low medium cost and medium cost housing policies. as proven in past experiences. I would like to express my congratulations to the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia on the occasion of REHDA’s Malaysia 39th Anniversary. as well as Bumiputera quota and discounts. Malaysians need to shed dogmatically and rigidly held assumptions and beliefs whilst wholeheartedly embracing reform and change. both past and present for their contributions to the nation. Let us not fall into this abyss. In addition. In order to move forward to the next level. Ladies and Gentlemen. Whilst we have in the last four decades. of full employment. is studying the most feasible and sustainable model for the country’s social housing goals where the lower income group is assured of continuous access to quality and affordable homeownership with proper facilities and amenities. Through its low cost.4 | cover story . It is a national imperative to shift our reliance and dependence on semi skilled and low cost labour to a high tech manufacturing and modern services economy staffed by skilled and knowledge workers. The government takes cognizance that the housing sector is a key industry in generating domestic demand. The sustained development and growth of the housing industry is indeed critical towards realising this objective. the Government has also allowed for tax relief on housing loan interest up to RM10. utilizes substantive local content and by virtue of it having a high multiplier effect given its cross-linkages to some 140 related industries. we need the full co-operation and commitment of our private sector partners in nation building. Ladies and Gentlemen. In regard to the woes concerning the release mechanism of unsold Bumiputera quotas which have plagued the industry for many years.000 “rumah mesra rakyat”. The housing and property sector must embrace and strategically position the industry to thrive in this new economic model. The Association has certainly come a long way from its inception nearly four decades ago. At this time last year the sector was riding high on the momentum from the first two quarters of the year and today we are faced with the reality of the deepest downturn in the global economy since the depression era. Malaysia has successfully made the transformation from an agriculture economy to an industrial economy. Granted such a change in direction cannot happen overnight as it requires fundamental changes and a mindset overhaul. The recent deregulation of the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) Guidelines bears testimony to the Government’s commitments to make the necessary changes required to ensure pragmatic and practical policies are adopted to support the country’s sustained growth and position it competitively. I would like to thank all committee members of REHDA Malaysia. the industry has played a very crucial part in meeting not only the rakyat’s homeownership aspirations but also playing a socio economic role. I would like to urge the relevant State Authorities to study this problem objectively so that a long term solution can be found. It is said that the definition of insanity is doing things the same way over and over again while expecting different results. Whilst the Government stands firm on ladies and Gentlemen. The housing and property market as all other sectors of the economy has had its shares of ups and downs. of high wages and a quality of life equal to that of a developed nation. innovation and high value. a total of rm400 million had been allocated in the two stimulus packages to build some 13. made great strides in enhancing the living standards of Malaysians by developing a first class infrastructure. my administration is committed towards a better future for all Malaysians. The country’s private housing sector is unique in many ways. Our only way forward as a nation is to embrace a new economic model based on creativity. Among others. It is on this basis that the Government has provided numerous incentives to the industry to help shore up the economy. Let me assure you again that we hear your cries loud and clear and the Government. I thank the industry for its perseverance and commitment throughout the years and the support that you have lent to the public sector. Along the way we have managed to increase the living standards of millions of Malaysians bringing them out from the depth of poverty and hopelessness into the ranks of the middle class and within the embrace of the Malaysian dream. Ladies and Gentlemen. Towards this goal. It is about the only industry that is not a pure economic venture but also bears the responsibility of fulfilling the nation’s social reengineering agenda. It rightly encapsulates the challenges of our time at this point of national development. This is only the first phase of our development stage. The government will continue to provide the necessary. a future of plenty. conducive environment to facilitate this quantum leap. 000 for three years in the 2009 Budget to stimulate the industry and ease buyers’ burden. REHDA is a key partner of the Malaysian government in the quest of making Malaysia a home owning democracy. through its Economic Planning Unit. It is apt that the theme for REHDA’s Anniversary celebrations is “Towards Sustainable Development”. Today.continued from page 1 Speech by Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abd Razak REHDA Celebrates the progress and effectiveness of these two packages. The Government had set into motion various initiatives to transform the Malaysian economy from an upper middle-income developing economy into a high income developed economy within a decade. This is centred on the fact that the housing industry is peoplecentric. It is timely that the Government looks into a total revamp of the current system and comes up with a new winning formula for all parties involved so that the social agenda continues to be realised in tandem with the growth and progress of the private sector.

Distinguished Guests. The industry is currently already subjected to various payments and taxes including construction levy payable to the CIDB. Certainly it is not the Government’s intent to burden the industry unnecessarily and an expedient resolution to the problem will help the industry move forward and promote further re-investment for the benefit of the economy. The weakened demand and decelerated buyers’ confidence have led to greater circumspect on the part of industry players in order to ensure that investments do not turn into holding costs due to lower market absorption. Today. The major part of today’s built environment is attributed to members of REHDA. it is in cognizant that holding on to Bumiputera quota units where the demand is lacking is proving to be problematic for developers. On behalf of the stakeholders of the housing and property industry. JP the issue of social justice. let us not only look at addressing short-term vulnerabilities but also long term competitiveness of the industry and the economy. That being said the industry on its part must continue to carry out its role of providing affordable and quality housing for the nation in an efficient and effective manner. Indeed the industry has proven to be the engine of growth for domestic demand. given the right levers that could help stimulate the market. the challenging downtrend in recent times and the avalanche of financial contribution and charges imposed on the industry have led to breach of tolerance level on the part of developers as investors. The Government may have yet to respond in the positive to our proposals. but we firmly believe that such constructive measures should be implemented sooner rather than later. Such imposition is not fair to the industry and is counter-productive to Government’s policies and objectives of stimulating the economy through development and infrastructure projects. I take this opportunity to congratulate REHDA again on the occasion of its 39th Anniversary. lots of quality housing to be built. Distinguished Guests. REHDA Institute. our economy is challenged by uncertainties of the global downturn. Premised on these fundamentals. On behalf of the Association. REHDA had submitted to the Government through various forums. our proposal for a comprehensive Home Ownership Campaign and across the board reduction of stamp duty . we welcome consultations with the private sector.n rates are but two measures that could help bring the industry out of the current doldrums efficiently and at the same time benefit the economy on a larger and more impactful scale. and the 4 million units of houses built for the rakyat over the last thirty nine years is in itself a major milestone worthy of celebration. I would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak for being with us tonight. Whilst the Government has taken heed of some of the proposals through the Stimulus Packages announced earlier. the added costs may be too punitive for development projects to even be economically viable. On this note. we would like to highlight to YAB Dato’ Sri. Ladies and Gentlemen. I thank everyone for joining us in celebrating REHDA’s 39th Anniversary. Ladies and Gentlemen. the increased costs of doing business may result in house prices being too prohibitive and beyond the reach of the general rakyat. the housing market has a strong underlying demand due to the country’s demography and young populace. Your graceful presence makes this special occasion an even more memorable event for the housing and property industry. YAB Dato’ Sri. But unlike other sectors of the economy. Ladies and Gentlemen. In some cases. even in difficult times. Nevertheless.5%. Distinguished Guests. In this regard. so I wish all of you every success in housing the nation for many years to come. we believe that more could be done to help the industry regain its momentum. The industry is of the opinion that construction contracts should not be categorized as service contracts as construction is mainly an assembly of construction activities and not a service. let us all remember that there are still lots of work to be done. and the housing and property industry is not spared from the negative impact of such a slowdown. we welcome proposals for improvement that could facilitate the industry in embracing the new economic model as well as specific proposals to boost demand and market activities in these trying times so that Malaysians can continue to afford better living environment. Whilst the market may have been able to absorb these increased costs in the past. If left unchecked. continued on page 6 first and foremost. The complexity of the housing and property industry has resulted in it being exposed to increased costs vulnerabilities. YAB Datuk Sri.cover story | 5 39th Anniversary Speech by REHDA President Y Bhg Datuk Ng Seing Liong. research and development. YAB Dato’ Sri. In today’s challenging environment. REHDA is in full support of One Malaysia. . The industry appeals to YAB Dato’ Sri to grant an exemption on construction contracts from being charged with ad valorem duty as such duty would result in sharp escalation of construction costs as a whole. In supporting this strategy. particularly REHDA. Specifically. innovation and the adoption of new technologies will need to be the new industry buzzwords. the industry’s quandary resulting from the recent amendment to the Stamp Act. As a responsive Government. in finding comprehensive solutions to various longstanding issues and challenges faced by the industry. YAB Dato’ Sri. creativity. whereby construction contracts are categorized as service contracts thus charged with ad valorem rate of 0. We optimistically await further announcement on the proposed measures. The industry needs to develop new products and concepts that bring added value to the nation in a more efficient. The importance of training and improvement of human skills cannot be over emphasized and I am pleased to note that REHDA had taken steps in the right direction in providing training to the industry through its education arm. a series of proposals to fortify demand condition and mitigate market’s crisis of confidence. Ladies and Gentlemen. sustainable and highly economic manner.

The building. REHDA members. discounts should be applicable only to properties with specified ceiling prices and not across the board. sponsors and fellow industry players for making this Anniversary Celebrations an astounding success. expected to be in full operation by 2011. REHDA fully supports the Green Building Concept and its significance to the advancement of the industry. the Organizing Committee members. It is in the true spirit of One Malaysia that REHDA fully subscribes to the country’s pursuit for sustainability and the government’s commitment towards social agenda of low cost and bumiputera housing policies. The recent liberalization of the steel industry will provide our industry with the much needed breather. In order to competitively position the housing and property industry as an efficient value adding sector of the economy. REHDA. The new REHDA Headquarters encapsulates our commitment towards sustainable development. Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Tiong Lip for his selfless contribution to REHDA and the industry. another momentous milestone in our quest for excellence. REHDA proposes that the role of social housing provision be reverted back to the Government through the Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB). the issue of release mechanism for unsold Bumiputera quota units has plagued the industry for far too long. I would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our past leaders. we have carefully ensured that the design of our proposed new Headquarters subscribes to such concept and incorporates environmentally friendly and sustainable features. the development costs of such units have soared up significantly beyond the ceiling prices. a total review of passé and impracticable policies.6 | cover story . The blanket 30% quota has also created a situation of mismatch between supply and demand for such houses. It is only just that the discount for such quota be standardized throughout the nation and capped at 5%. would also like to place on record our appreciation to YAB Dato’ Sri for your understanding of the industry’s predicament concerning steel bar issues. who have paved the way for the Association and charted its direction to where REHDA stands today. guidelines and practices that inhibit progress is opportune. Additionally. The increasingly high quota has led to enlarged numbers of unsold Bumiputera quota units. The absence of a structured and transparent release mechanism for such unsold units has created project cash flow uncertainties and held up resources unproductively. I also thank all our invited guests for your attendance and support at this 39th Anniversary Celebrations. resulting in many unsold and unoccupied low cost units. developers are left in the dark as to when these unsold units can be released. The industry is encouraged by your support and looks forward to a closer cooperation with the Government. Nonetheless. if ever.n . I would also like to take this opportunity to place on record a special word of appreciation to the Organizing Chairman. Your contribution and invaluable feedback have enabled us at REHDA to better represent the association in tackling the issues and challenges confronting the industry. The industry collectively is a major user of steel bars and the liberalization will help alleviate the impact of increased development costs. to the open market and this poses an onerous burden on the industry. We were made to understand that the Economic Planning Unit is already looking into the matter and we applaud the Government for taking such proactive steps to ensure that all spectra of the society has adequate and easy access to quality affordable housing. to ensure that such policy benefits the specific target group effectively. Last but not least I wish to thank YAB Dato’ Sri once again for being with us tonight. Ladies and Gentlemen. Performance Now. I would like to thank all members for your unwavering support and active participation in REHDA over the last four decades. Whilst low cost house prices have remained at 1998 prices. on behalf of the industry we seek YAB Dato’ Sri’s indulgence on the heavy cross-subsidization borne by the industry in the provision of low cost housing.continued from page 5 REHDA Celebrates 39th Anniversary Speech by REHDA President Y Bhg Datuk Ng Seing Liong. Towards this end. manifests yet another REHDA’s commitment in leading the industry to a new level of maturity. on behalf of the industry. Specifically. On behalf of REHDA National Council. if not eliminated. It is our genuine hope that the expansion of REHDA Headquarters will enable more activities. JP People First. we record our appreciation and gratitude to our Immediate Past President and Patron. legislative provisions. we believe these responsibilities should not be solely shouldered by the housing industry but should instead be shared out more equitably. more transparent. YAB Dato’ Sri. a vehicle specifically established for the very purpose of building affordable housing for the rakyat. Your commitment to the industry will inspire us to strive harder in promoting a more sustainable and orderly growth of the housing and property industry. It is therefore befitting that on the occasion of this 39th Anniversary celebration. Ladies and Gentlemen. More often than not. R&D and training programmes to be organized for the benefit of members specifically and the housing and property industry generally. What the industry is urging for is the implementation of a fairer. the proposed REHDA New Headquarters. On this propitious occasion of REHDA Malaysia’s 39th Anniversary. Similarly. REHDA’s growth over the years is attributed to all members and it is apt that we share with you tonight. Dato’ Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor. In this regard. certain and structured release mechanism so that incidences of unproductive tie up of resources can be minimized. especially in States with higher quotas and in locations that are less preferred by the target market. YAB Dato’ Sri.

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44 and 49. license fees and application forms can be obtained through BLESS. Company profile from Companies Commission of Malaysia automatically transferred to BLESS with a minimum fee of rm15. Improvements to Information and Processes Several improvement to the license application processes have been made since the inception of BLESS in 2008. Feature of BLESS Centralized Information Regarding Licences Track and Monitoring e-Payment Integrated Information of Company’s Registration Query and Feedback Real Time Approval Online Composite Form e-Submission Reports Source: Implementation Coordination Unit. Examples. submit online and track the progress of the application throughout the process until notification of approval or otherwise. Company does not have to submit Form 9. 24. Licences from DOSH. Building Plan Approval. ii. Land Matters Approval and Operational Licence Approval can be made via the online portal. iii. It was launched by YAB Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 5 September 2008. Construction Sector (May 2009) and Hotel Sector (June 2009) within the Klang Valley. n Electronic Payment n Electronic Communication between Applicant and Agency for the purpose of: i. Getting views from relevant agencies are done simultaneously and time frame for their respond are specified. Premise and Advertisement Licence. BLESS provides an online communication platform for the licensing agencies to communicate directly with the company for any clarification and justification on the licence applications which effectively save time and resources for both parties. n Electronic Tracking of Application n Electronic Approval by Agency n Electronic Notification of Approval PHASE 2 Development of other sectors within the Klang Valley and integration with existing electronic system at agencies. n Electronic Composite Form i. n Electronic Submission of Application Application for Manufacturing License (ML). agencies involved. Submission of additional information. BLESS is expected to act as a communication platform for the government agencies and the applicants by: n A One-Stop Information and Submission Centre Information regarding name of licences. ii. PHASE 3 Development throughout Malaysia (Excluding Sabah and Sarawak). fill up the online application forms. The system allows company representative to select relevant licences.8 | special report Business Licensing Electronic business Licensing Electronic Support System (BLESS) is a portal developed by the Government to facilitate licences application in Malaysia. At the same time. Seeking more information about the company and its application. Implementation of BLESS PHASE 1 Development of Manufacturing Sector (Feb 2008). Applicants do not need to fill up again all the relevant information as it is already captured in BLESS. Planning Permission. BLESS is a virtual One Stop Service Center that assists companies to obtain business licences efficiently and in an organized manner. Prime Minister’s Department .

the tripartite meeting between REHDA. Sabah.n .5% ad valorem Stamp Duty on Construction Contract as this has increased the cost of doing business and contractors are now already paying levy of 0. Tn Hj Muztaza Mohamad and National Council Member. JP. n To reduce the levy on foreign workers by 50% and to allow employer to pay the levy by monthly installments. which should be capped at 5%. Mr Anthony Cho Tian Han. Deliberations from the meeting were communicated to the media in Semenanjung. REHDA’s delegation was led by its President. Prime Minister’s Department 11th MDC Meeting the 11th Malaysian Developers’ Council Meeting was held on 14 August 2009 at the Le Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu. n The MDC would like the Bumiputera Quota to be capped at 30%. National Treasurer. Sabah and Sarawak’s electricity capital contribution is 700% more expensive than Peninsular Malaysia. Hosted by the Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (SHAREDA). n Electricity Capital Contribution imposed on housing developers in Sabah and Sarawak should be at par as Peninsular Malaysia’s TNB’s rate in line with “One Country. Sabah and Sarawak through a joint statement released after the meeting. SHAREDA and SHEDA was held 11th MDC Meeting in Kota Kinabalu. YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Abd Razak that the government is currently reviewing its current low-cost housing system and policies through EPU and MDC urges that the Government should reassume its responsibility of prioritizing public housing for the rakyat through general taxation. For information. to discuss current issues and challenges facing the housing and real estate industry. n The MDC appeals to the Federal Government to put on hold the 0. The statement is reproduced below for readers’ information: n MDC welcomes the recent announcement by the Prime Minister. There must be a structured and transparent release mechanism. Sabah. Mr Ricque Liew. One Rate”. There should be a ceiling price for Bumiputera Quota as it is unfair for those who can purchase luxury house to enjoy the discount. Datuk Ng Seing Liong. SHAREDA also hosted a warm fellowship dinner at the Le Meridien Hotel following the meeting.125% to CIDB. Vice President. The host.special report / event | 9 Support System (BLESS) BLESS Application Flow REGISTRATION SUBMISSION AGENCY PROCESS OPTIONAL (Other Features) Register with BLESS Login inside BLESS View Checklist & Guidelines Receive Application Confirm Processing Center Query & Feedback Update Company Profile Extract Company info from SSM Applicant Fill up Application Form e-Payment View Form & Related Document Request View from Technical Agency (if necessary) Upload Supporting Document (if necessary) Track and Monitoring Select Application Submit Application Application Approval License Collection Source: Implementation Coordination Unit. Employers should also be given Tax Incentives for hiring local workers. n The MDC also appeals to the Federal Government to reduce the Stamp Duty on properties transactions.

The dinner was also held in honour of Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seraja Setia Dato’ Wira Haji Rasli bin Basir on his recent appointment as the State Secretary.n Mr Ricque Liew Yin Chew. presenting souvenirs to Y Bhg Dato’ Bijaya Indera Dato’ Paduka Syed Unan Mashri bin Syed Abdullah (right) and YB Dato’ Seraja Setia Dato’ Wira Hj Rasli bin Basir (left).n The Branch Chairman. Dato’ Jerry Chan Fook Sing presenting memento to YAB Mr Lim Guan Eng. Chief Minister of Penang. Chief Minister of Penang.10 | branch news Dinner with State Secretary Kedah/Perlis Branch rehda Kedah/Perlis Branch organized an appreciation dinner at the Star City Hotel. The event was attended by more than 200 REHDA members and distinguished guests. The event was graced by the presence of YAB Mr Lim Guan Eng. in appreciation for Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Bijaya Indera Dato’ Paduka Syed Unan Mashri bin Syed Abdullah on his retirement as the State Secretary. the Branch Secretary. Various heads of government departments and NGOs from fraternal organizations also attended the dinner. Penang Branch REHDA Penang 35th Anniversary Dinner rehda Penang organized its 35th Anniversary Dinner 2009 on 19 August 2009 at G-Hotel. . Alor Setar on 4 August 2009. Penang with the aim to promote interaction and goodwill among member developers as well as to establish closer rapport with senior officials from the various State Government Departments and agencies. Kedah/Perlis Branch Chairman accompanied by Ms Beh Suan Sim.

MOF – Focus Group on Construction & Housing Industry Meeting. Pn Rusnani Abd Rahman and Pn Aslinda Mohd Noor. Attended by Ir Ng Lip Khong. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. REHDA 39th Anniversary Dinner at the Imperial Ballroom. Draf GP Kawasan Perdagangan 2. CREAM Board of Trustees Meeting.diary | 11 August 2009 date events date events 3 National Council Meeting No. JP and Pn Aslinda Mohd Noor. Attended by Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi. Attended by Ms Ong Hui Tse. JP. JP. Draf GP Hypermarket 3. JP. 20 Editing of the Draft Water Services Industry (Water Reticulation & Plumbing) Rules 2009. Tn Hj Muztaza Mohamad. Attended by Mr Ng Lip Chong and Mr Tai Choon Seng. Mr Ricque Liew Yin Chew. 4 6 3rd Exco Meeting of the Building Management Association of Malaysia. 21 7 EAROPH Malaysia – World Habitat Day 2009 Committee Meeting. JP. Kota Kinabalu. 6/09. Attended by Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi. Draf GP Taman Tema 5. Attended by Ms Loh Poh Khim. Ms Tiffany Theo and Mr Kelvin Choo of Sunway City Bhd. Mr Raymond Cheah and Ms Savithri Devi of Sunrise Bhd and Ms Yee Chew Ping. Ms Yau Tze Yin of Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd and Ms Yee Chew Ping. Attended by Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi. CIDB Board Meeting. Dato’ Michael Yam Kong Choy and Dato’ Francis Lee Yew Hean. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. Penang. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. Attended by Mr Che King Tow and Pn Aslinda Mohd Noor. Attended by Pn Noorliza Abdul Latiff. 2/09. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. Attended by Mr Raymond Cheah of Sunrise Bhd. Attended by Mr Liew Swee Choong of Perdana ParkCity Sdn Bhd and Ms Yee Chew Ping. Draf GP Café Terbuka 4. 1-2009/10 at One World Hotel. Attended by Ms Yee Chew Ping. Tn Hj Muztaza Mohamad. Minister of Housing and Local Minister. 14 11th Malaysian Developers’ Council Meeting and Fellowship Dinner at Le Meridien Hotel. Mesyuarat Kumpulan Kerja Hala Tuju dan Dasar Pemajuan Perumahan Negara di bawah Pasukan Petugas Khas Pemulihan Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai No. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. 3/2009. Official Study Visit to Melbourne. Jabatan Perumahan Negara – Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kecil Kumpulan Kerja Pemantapan Perundangan Penguatkuasaan & Mekanisma Pemantauan di bawah Pasukan Petugas Khas Pemulihan Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai No. Kuala Lumpur. REHDA Penang Branch Annual Dinner at G-Hotel. 2. Minister of Housing and Local Government. Teknologi Hijau dan Air Malaysia – Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Pemandu Kebangsaan Projek Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) No. 25 28 Interview with TV3 on Abandoned Housing Projects and BTS. Attended by Mr Ricque Liew Yin Chew and Pn Rusnani Abd Rahman. 3. Australia by YB Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha. One World Hotel. Mr Cheah Wing Choong and Ms Karen Seow. Energy Commission Consultative Panel Meeting No. Penguatkuasaan dan Mekanisme Pemantauan Pasukan Khas Pemulihan Projek Perumahan Swasta Terbengkalai No. JP. 19 Mesyuarat Cadangan Penambahbaikan Proses Kerja Pengeluaran Hakmilik Strata bagi Mempercepatkan Proses Permohonan oleh Pemaju/Pemilik Tanah. Dato’ Johan Ariffin and Ms Karen Seow. Sabah. Mr Lau Kok Yee of Perdana ParkCity. JP. 20th National Real Estate Convention by PEPS. Pn Marini Abd Wahab and Ms Praveena Nadesan. 15 . Pn Aslinda Mohd Noor and Ms Yee Chew Ping. Attended by Ms Karen Seow. Attended by Mr Tiah Toh Twin. EAROPH Malaysia – World Habitat Day 2009 Committee Meeting. 1/2009. Jabatan Perumahan Negara – Bahagian Pemulihan Projek Terbengkalai – Mesyuarat Mengenai Cadangan Bertindak Sebagai Pelikuidasi Swasta. Attended by Ms Karen Seow. Attended by Datuk Ng Seing Liong. Attended by Mr Ng Lip Chong. Jabatan Perumahan Negara – Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kecil Kumpulan Kerja Pemantapan Perundangan. Mesyuarat Membincangkan Layanan Duti Setem ke atas Surat Cara Kontrak Pembinaan. 11 11–12 ICU – Briefing on Business Licensing Electronic System (BLESS) to Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations. Mr Anthony Cho Tian Han and Pn Marini Abd Wahab. REHDA delegations includes Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi. Attended by Datuk and Datin Ng Seing Liong. 24 Jabatan Perumahan Negara – Mesyuarat Kumpulan Kerja Pemantapan Pemulihan dan Pemantauan Projek Perumahan Terbengkalai No. Attended by Dato’ Jeffrey Ng Tiong Lip and Pn Aslinda Mohd Noor. 13 Jabatan Perumahan Negara – Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kerja bagi Membincangkan Cadangan Mewujudkan Skim Jaminan Insurans Perumahan. JPBD – Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Teknikal Semakan Garis Panduan Bil 3/09: 1. Draf GP Tempat Letak Kereta. Bertingkat). EAROPH Malaysia – Meeting with YB Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha. Kuala Lumpur. Kementerian Tenaga. 17–18 SPAN – Editing of the Draft Uniform Technical Guidelines for Water Supply Services. Attended by Ms Alice Leow. Jabatan Ketua Pengarah Tanah & Galian – Mesyuarat Pengenaan Duti Setem atas Deeds of Assignment (Bgn.