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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Aug 14: So far a total of 63 cases involving housing disputes have been reported to the Sarawak Housing Purchaser Claims Tribunal this year.
According to permanent secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing Datu Antonio Kahti Galis, the most cases reported involved property defect of workmanship and developers’ failure to hand over the house to their buyers.
“Since the tribunal was established on May 1, 2010, some 436 cases of housing disputes between housing developers and purchasers were settled involving claims worth of RM2.1 million,” he said at the opening of the Housing Tribunal and Policy 2020 seminar at a leading hotel here today.
Also present at the one day seminar were Miri Mayor Adam Yii and secretary of Sarawak Housing Purchaser Claims Tribunal Ali Abdullah.
The event was also attended by 100 participants from various government agencies and local community leaders besides the third one being organised by the Tribunal this year after Lawas and Limbang.-DayakDaily