Finding a resolution to Bkt Rawang Jaya title issues

Patience is a great virtue but when housebuyers in Bukit Rawang Jaya are denied their rightful claims and made to wait up to 20 years with no end in sight, something is terribly wrong.

Imagine purchasing a house, paying in full all sums requested by the developer, signing a sales and purchase agreement, moving in to your new home, and then NOT getting your rightful land title because the developer goes bankrupt and folds up.

You are now left with a piece of property on land that is not legally yours.  You can’t pay quit rent, but technically owe sums which are still accumulating with each passing year.  You can’t sell your property, can’t mortgage it, and basically can’t move this piece of asset of yours.

This is what has happened in Bukit Rawang Jaya after its developer, RIAP – Rawang Industrial and Property Sdn Bhd (under MBF Properties Sdn Bhd), wound up before delivering the land titles to all housebuyers.

Here, the status of these housebuyers can be divided into three categories.  First, those who’ve received land titles.  Second, those who’ve not received land titles but titles exist and are still in the hand of Prokhas Sdn Bhd, which took over RIAP.  And third, those whose titles do not yet exist.

To complicate matters, the problem of overlapping in existing titles makes it even harder for relevant parties to find a solution.  Picture this, title for House A overlaps with land on which House B is built.  This issue, unfortunately, does not exist in isolated cases but possibly involves the whole of Bkt Rawang Jaya.

Checks with the Land Office have not brought much results.  But the issue has now been brought to the Insolvency Department and they will be overseeing the working out of a resolution.

Insolvency will, in the coming two months try to come out with a comprehensive status report on Bkt Rawang Jaya.  We are hoping that with this report, a clearer picture of the issue can be obtained.  Failing which, the affected residents who’ve identified themselves so far will have to on their own initiative pay a new land surveyor to estimate costs involved to redraw the plan and reallocate titles.

Bkt Rawang Jaya is an example of how housebuyers are not sufficiently protected against unscrupulous and irresponsible developers.  Hopefully, this long drawn issue will soon be solved.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Celeste on June 12, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I’m one of the housebuyer of Bukit Rawang Jaya, hope to get any related news or information if you have any solution about the title issue.Thank you in advance.


  2. Posted by Dr Chua on June 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Hi YB Gan
    thanks for yr effort
    I just have one request here to make- to upgrade the road between emerald west to the town.
    I have just moved in to this neighb ourhood and is deeply upset with the road system- that the jam is caused by the small , narrow, bumpy road between the town and emerald west.
    I have heard that the road was supposed to be widen and upgraded to two lanes each direction for the past 10 yrs but did not materialise.
    I hope you could do something for us regarding this matter.
    Thank you.
    Yrs truly,
    Dr Chua


  3. Posted by Saw Thean Boon on August 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I need make a phone contact for a complaint regarding the fruit stall on the Tmn Rawang Jaya main junction there. The allocated of the fruit stall make a lot of problem to the resident who always pass by there. Please feel free to contact me by mail, or contact my hp number 012-6757055. Thanks.


  4. Posted by LIM YOK TOH on March 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    YB Gan,

    Thank you very much for helping us in the case of Taman Bukit Rawang Jaya.

    I am also one of the owners of a piece of bunglow lot (Lot Number 44 with land area 5650 square feet) bearing official address as: No:19, Jalan 2/30, Taman Bukit Rawang Jaya, Mukim Rawang.

    I can be contacted at +6012-2161 827 or Mr. TP Wang, my husband’s +6012-3350 827. We are currently staying in Taman Sri Bintang, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

    Please keep us informed in case there is any meeting or dialogue regarding the said issue so that we could be present to participate and learn the latest outcome.

    Thank you,

    Best regards



  5. Posted by kellyng on August 19, 2010 at 5:14 am

    I’m the one of the housebuyer of Bukit Rawang Jaya facing this problem. Please notify me of the status for this matter.

    Thank you.


  6. Posted by TP WANG on March 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    May I know what is the latest status of this matter? Your article was published on May 19, 2009 which mentioned that the Land Office would take 2 months to come out with a comprehensive status report. But we have already moved into year 2011 now. How?


  7. Posted by Jasmeet on August 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    YB Gan,

    I am referring to all the above messages brought up by residence of Bukit Rawang Jaya with regards of the issuance of Title for our area.

    Could you please look into this matter seriously as there are other property coming up nearby our area and we don’t want to face any kind of difficulties in coming times.




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