She said Sabah had the highest number of complaints at 834 between 2002 and the first quarter of this year, followed by 229 and 45 complaints in Sarawak and the peninsula respectively.
"These infringements, which are in various forms, are longstanding, persistent and systemic in nature affecting the rights of these communities," she said in a statement, Thursday.
In this respect, Jannie said, Suhakam formally announced on May 10 this year the setting up of the National Inquiry into the Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in the country.
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Its chairman, Idris Haron, said the price for each unit would be below RM220,000 and would be built gradually until 2020.
"We are currently intensifying talks with land owners in Damansara on this matter and hope a deal would materialise soon," he told reporters after the launch of SPNB's new headquarters by second finance minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
At the event, SPNB also signed memorandums of understanding with 19 banks.
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"Fraunhofer is a leading applied research organisation in Germany which has for years been developing technologies in green design," said project director Dr Ahmad Ibrahim.
The institute has experts who deploy leading technologies in the design and construction of green buildings, including providing consultancy, for the MASDAR green city project in Abu Dhabi.
The workshop will provide an opportunity for industry players to learn about the latest development and techniques in the design of green buildings towards meeting global standards and regulations.
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The 2½-storey houses — 33 units on offer — have been expected to sell well given the overwhelming interest. Hence, the sale was done via balloting with prices starting at RM2.7 million. Each unit has a built-up of about 4,400 sq ft with a land area of 2,200 to 4,000 sq ft. We understand the bulk of the purchasers for these units are investors.
The response to the 3-storey and 3½-storey units with prices starting at RM3.6 million and RM4 million — which come with a lift in each unit — was strong as well with an average 80% take-up. The 3-storey units boast a bungalow-like built-up of 6,100 sq ft with land area ranging from 3,100 to 4,200 sq ft . Each of the 3½-storey units has a built-up of 6,500 to 7,200 sq ft.
We are not surprised that the take-up has been strong despite the premium pricing given that Desa Park City is a matured and very well-planned township featuring good security, accommodating the ever-changing demands of property buyers.
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“The sale of the hotel is a strategic decision and comes at a good time, as hotels are now in great demand and the local hospitality industry is growing. Based on last year’s figures, Malaysia welcomed over 24 million tourists, a 4.2 per cent increase against 2009,” said a TCM spokesperson.
The status of the hotel was recently the subject of speculation and several unauthorised sales agents have made false representations to potential buyers.
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Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said such complaints had come to his attention.
He said the state, through the Penang Housing Board to be gazetted on July 1, would study measures to curb such practices, which allegedly caused house prices to increase almost immediately after their launch.
Lim said the board would also introduce measures to safeguard the interest of Penangites who wanted to buy affordable homes.
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To date, there are 11,400 houses developed by SPNB that are yet to be sold, of which some 3,000 fall under the "My First House Scheme".
The scheme is targeted at individuals earning less than RM3,000 a month and are first-time house buyers. All the available units are priced below RM220,000 each.
"We expect a higher take-up rate now with the support of financial institutions in the country. We will also be able to push for more publicity and marketing efforts, being a one-stop centre that sells affordable homes with loans offered by participating banks," SPNB chairman Idris Harun said.
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Managing director for property investment Ngeow Voon Yean said the phase two development, which has been approved by the authorities, will be carried out on 12.34ha.
"We are looking to add 50 more villas and new facilities to help promote tourism in Ipoh and put Perak on the world map," he said in an interview with Business Times recently.
The Banjaran was constructed in 2009 at a cost of RM60 million and currently comprises 25 luxury villas with private pool.
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It will feature the Lost World shopping mall, serviced apartments, SoHo (small office/home office) and food outlets by the riverside.
Besides attracting local and foreign investors, SunCity is looking at generating long-term stable income for the company, managing director for property investment Ngeow Voon Yean said in an interview with Business Times recently.
"We want to grow the township as it now contributes less than 5 per cent to SunCity's earnings. The shopping village will give us positive returns," he said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The market for high-end condominiums and serviced residences in Kuala Lumpur is still very strong, according to CB Richard Ellis (Malaysia) executive chairman Christopher Boyd.
Boyd said high-end condominiums and serviced residences launched in the city last year had seen strong sales.
“Take-up rates range from 65%-88% as of the end of the first quarter of 2011,” he said at the “Invest in Malaysia, Invest in Kuala Lumpur” forum, organised by property developer Eastern & Oriental Bhd, on Saturday.
Two other such forums, for those interested in investing in Kuala Lumpur city centre properties, were also held recently in Penang and Singapore.
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