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What are the duties and powers of the JMC?
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By Hakim Hassan hakim@thestar.com.my The Joint Management Committee (JMC) is an essential part of strata management to ensure that amenities are well kept for residents to enjoy. Under the Strata Management Act 2013, there are duties and also powers that are given to members of the JMC to run their operations smoothly. Below are some…

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Come home to Hyatt House
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Hyatt creates residentially inspired-extended stay brand, for all to enjoy in Mont’ Kiara Of late, the rise of online marketplaces which offer lodging options has influenced how businesses operate to accommodate the needs of their consumers better. However, at times these options could be below the satisfactory level for some while other offerings could prove…

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The times they are changing
Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad , DPM Datuk Seri Wan Azizah and  Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng arriving for table the Budget 2019  at Parliamennt 
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Contributed by AREA Management Sdn Bhd executive chairman Datuk Stewart Labrooy Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled The battle outside ragin’ Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times…

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USJ temple land ultimately belongs to Ayala Corp of Philippines, via MCT Bhd
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SUBANG JAYA: PETALING JAYA: The land on which the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple scuffle erupted ultimately belongs to the Philippines-based Ayala Corporation, via Malaysian company MCT Bhd. The developer at the centre of the saga, One City Development Sdn Bhd, is wholly-owned by Bursa Malaysia-listed MCT Bhd through MCT Consortium Bhd. MCT Bhd is 66.25%…

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Post Budget 2019: Opportunity to leverage on the competency of the private sector
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabling the 2019 budget at Dewan Rakyat in parliament on Friday. Looking on are prime minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamed and deputy prime minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Azman Ghani / The Star  

By Aisyah Suwardi The Budget 2019 that was recently tabled by the Pakatan Harapan government has garnered mixed reactions amongst the public. Regardless, Damansara MP Tony Pua pointed out that the budget has shown that the government is taking the opportunity to collaborate with the private sector to deliver the nation’s economic growth. “In the…

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Musings about the Budget 2019
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Contributed by IQI Group property investment coach Sean Lee With the much-expected Budget 2019 announcement last Friday, its effects will be felt on the property market, directly or indirectly in the months to come. Let me share my thoughts on some of the items that were announced in last week’s budget.             RPGT I believe…

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Mandatory SIA on middle to low-cost developments soon, said KPKT deputy minister
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By Aisyah Suwardi  A compulsory social impact assessment (SIA) will be carried out in every affordable low-cost housing development to uplift the quality of life for consumers said Housing and Local Government (KPKT) deputy minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Ibni Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah.    He added that the initiative was part of the…

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Common sense approach to property management
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Contributed by John Tan The current slowdown of the property market has resulted in the stagnant prices of houses, ushering in a prolonged buyer’s market. In this condition, what are the practical steps to create a healthy demand for your investment properties, either for rental or for sales purposes? A common sense approach to property…

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Converting homes into homestays a real opportunity
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PETALING JAYA: With Malaysia having the potential to grow in the tourism sector, LivingSpaces founder Ikhram Merican said owners could capitalise on this opportunity by converting their homes into homestays. “Malaysia is the thirteenth most visited country in the world, we are only scratching the tip of the iceberg regarding our potential to bring in…

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5 tips to make your property more rental worthy
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Contributed by CompareHero.my So you have a vacant room or a spare property to rent out. The question is, how do you make them more appealing to potential tenants and subsequently generate extra income? On paper, it might look easy — post an ad online, set an affordable price, and wait for the tenants to…

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