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Rich Beijingers take on Hong Kong developer

BEIJING: When wealthy Beijingers bought flats in one of the city’s most exclusive apartment complexes, they claim they weren’t told a four-lane highway would be built beneath their windows.

Now hundreds of them are threatening legal action against secretive Hong Kong billionaire Hui Wing-mau, the founder and chairman of the Shimao Group.

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Umno Youth calls for immediate probe into sand issue

PETALING JAYA: Umno Youth on Jan 24 called for immediate action be taken by the relevant authorities, especially the police, the Customs Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the illegal sale of sand to a neighbouring country.

Its chief, Khairy Jamaludin, said based on media reports, the matter involved not only illegal sale, but also smuggling.

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Scientex plans bigger foray into Johor property mart

KUALA LUMPUR: Scientex Quatari Sdn Bhd, the property division of industrial plastic products manufacturer Scientex Bhd, is planning to launch a high-end property project in Pulai, Johor to take advantage of the increasing demand for housing in the area, said Alex Khaw, the group property division general manager.

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City&Country: Cover Story-- Bangsar land draw

Bus station, office towers, hotels and even a shopping mall… These are just a few of the guesses being bandied about on the ultimate use of the prized vacant plot where the Unilever headquarters and factory once sat in Jalan Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

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City&Country: Prima Properties on a new path

Prima Properties Management Sdn Bhd may be an unfamiliar name  in the local building fraternity but this developer has set its sights on becoming a major property player in Malaysia’s information and communications technology (ICT) hub Cyberjaya.

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City&Country: KLCC’s luxurious ONE KL

As I stood on the second floor of ONE KL, the latest addition to the high-end condominium market in the Kuala Lumpur city centre, a refreshing breeze made me wonder why we don’t experience this more often in Malaysia, where the heat can be rather unbearable.

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City&Country: Mixed forecast for new year

The year 2009 began on a gloomy note around the globe but as it comes to a close, some property markets have begun showing signs of recovery from the global economic turmoil although some property experts remain cautiously optimistic on the outlook for 2010.

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