Developers seek Covid-19 law to avoid suits linked to delays

Khoo Gek San

Construction workers on the first day of the movement-control order on March 18. Most construction works have ceased since the order came into force. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 28, 2020.

DEVELOPERS are pressing Putrajaya to enact a law to protect them for being unable to meet contractual deadlines as the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to meet construction targets. 

The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) proposed the waiver about two weeks ago, in the hope that Putrajaya would follow Singapore, which gazetted short-term measures to protect companies from legal claims.

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  • I hope the relevant authorities do not bow down to pressures and evaluate those projects which has real impact to the masses should be considered and do not open to all as a blanket and it must declared them in the main streams news so that public is aware and approved projects are being work on. As we know both contractors and the enforcements officers most of the time work hand in hand.

    Posted 2 months ago by Teruna Kelana