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City & Country: ‘We need to build more responsibly’

We want to communicate the value of architecture to the public and the government. Architecture is about more than just buildings; we are working towards creating a local built environment that is world class, benefits society, is responsible to its surroundings and is aesthetically appealing.

City & Country: Making Putrajaya more exciting

Visitors to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal government administrative capital, are often overawed by the host of impressive government ministry buildings dotting the city’s precincts.

Foreign briefs

Retail rents dive in glamour streets Rents have plunged along the world’s priciest shopping streets, reports Bloomberg. Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is still the most expensive retail address, although rents dropped 8.1% in the year ended June to US$1,700 (RM5,894) psf. Rents in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay slid 15% to US$1,525.

China real estate dominated by locals

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian developers keen on expanding into the real estate industry in China should team up with local companies or get into areas that have not been fully developed, advised China's chief representative of the Economist Group Steven Xu Sitao.

Burj Dubai set for 2009 completion

DUBAI: The world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, is on course to be completed later this year, according to its developer Emaar Properties.

Minister orders demolition works to stop after two killed

IPOH: Demolition works on an old 2-storey building has been stopped following the collapse of the building  on a passing car, killing two passengers.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Kong Cho Ha said the developer involved has been directed to stop work  to enable the Ipoh City Council (MBI), the police and the relevant agencies to investigate the incident.

Two killed, one injured in building collapse

IPOH: Two men were killed while another was injured when an old building collapsed on their car in Jalan Kamaruddin Isa near Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here at 9.30 last night.

Bursa Securities reprimands GPlus, fines 6 directors RM120,400

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd has reprimanded Golden Plus Bhd Holdings Bhd and also fined its six directors a total of RM120,400 for the dealy in submitting the company's financial results.The regulator said on Oct 2 the directors were responsible for the delay in sbumitting the annual audited accounts and annual report for FY ended Dec 31, 2007 and quarterly report for the financ

Gadang Holdings acquires bungalow plots in Sg Besi

KUALA LUMPUR: Gadang Holdings Bhd through its wholly owned subsidiary Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd has entered into sale and purchase agreements with Bee Garden Holdings Sdn Bhd and Primeclass Development Sdn Bhd to acquire seven plots of leasehold vacant bungalow land in Pekan Baru Sungai Besi in Selangor for RM11.22 million.

Malton proposes internal restructuring

KUALA LUMPUR: Malton Bhd has proposed an internal restructuring exercise through the acquisition of Regal Marvel Constuction Sdn Bhd for RM34.45 million.