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EC Agents Must Be Ethical, Not To Abuse Their Power

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KUALA SELANGOR – Election Commission (EC) agents in Selangor are reminded to be more ethical and not abuse their power when carrying out tasks throughout the 14th General Election process. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said as EC agents it did not mean that they were free to…

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Government To Build 6,000 Transit Housing Units In Rawang

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TANJONG KARANG – The Ministry of Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government plans to build 6,000 transit housing units in Rawang to help youths especially in the urban areas, said Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. He said these studio-type units would be built on 202 hectares of land. The ministry secured Cabinet approval for the…

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No Foul Play In EPF Building Blaze – Noh

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PUTRAJAYA – The fire which broke out at the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) building in Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya was an accidental fire and there was no foul play or sabotage in the incident, said Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. He said the fire occurred during the External Insulation…

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Phase One Of Mytransit Project To Start In February

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PUTRAJAYA – Development of Phase One of the Youth Transit Housing (MyTransit) will start next month on two plots of land in Kuala Lumpur owned by the Federal Lands Commissioner. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar said building of the 2,010 units of MyTransit homes in the sub-districts of Batu…

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Set Up Commission To Coordinate Housing Projects

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PUTRAJAYA – A housing commission should be set up to coordinate all housing-related agencies under one roof to address various issues especially affordable homes, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. He said currently there were several housing-related agencies being under the purview of different ministries such as the 1Malaysia…

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Sg Yu Land Scandal: BN Wants Investigation Reopened

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PUTRAJAYA – The Selangor Barisan Nasional (BN) will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to enable the Selangor Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) government to be re-investigated over abuses and misappropriations in the land distribution scandal in Kampung Sungai Yu, Kuala Selangor. Selangor BN chairman Tan Sri Noh Omar said the process of…

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Hotels Warned Over Prohibition On Hijab-Wearing Women Staff

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IPOH – The Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry today instructed local authorities to withdraw the licence of hotels which prohibit Muslim women employees from wearing the hijab at work. Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the policy of prohibiting Muslim women from wearing the hijab at work was contrary to the Federal Constitution…

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More Than 200 Tahfiz Centres Do Not Meet Safety Standards

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KUALA LUMPUR – As many as 252 tahfiz centres (religious schools) throughout the country do not meet fire safety standards, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. This included 169 tahfiz centres which are registered with the state religious departments and 83 unregistered ones. He said that checks conducted by…

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New Agenda For Holistic, Sustainable Urban Development

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry today outlined five key components of urban development standards for the next 30 years through the New Urban Agenda. Its minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the components were the National Urban Policy, Urban Legislation and Regulations, Urban Design and Planning, Urban Council Financial…

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Opposition Giving Misleading Statements On Court Decisions

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PUTRAJAYA – The Opposition has often been giving misleading statements to the people pertaining to court decisions, as if they have won every case, said Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. He cited a statement by Taiping Member of Parliament Nga Kor Ming who claimed that the decision by the Ipoh High Court to allow his application…

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Fire And Rescue Dept To Have 30 More Stations To Improve Response Time

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IPOH – A total of 30 new fire and rescue stations are being built across the country to facilitate and enhance operations by the Fire and Rescue Department, Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said today. He said the new stations would be in addition to the 284 fire and…

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Selangor Govt Fails In Ite Duty Over Plight Of Farmers

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TANJONG KARANG – The Selangor government has failed in its duty in maintaining the irrigation system that led to floods affecting over 40 hectares of paddy since early January, said Tanjong Karang member of parliament Tan Sri Noh Omar. As such, he said Selangor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali should not be proud…

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KPKT Willing TO Extend Rental Period Of Pinggiran Bukit Jalil RT1M Homes

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is willing to extend the rental period for the first batch of tenants of Rumah Transit 1Malaysia (RT1M) Pinggiran Bukit Jalil here till the end of the year, said its minister Tan Sri Noh Omar. He said the two-year rental period for the…

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Proposed Claim Sum Limit Icrease Under Housing Tribunal To Be Considered

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KUALA LUMPUR – The proposed claim limit increase from the existing amount of RM50,000 under the Tribunal for Homebuyer Claims will be considered, taking into account the current high price of houses. Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar said any policy implemented by the government could be changed based on…

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