Title: Comparative legal analysis between the rehabilitations of the failed residential projects of the liquidated housing developer companies in Malaysia and the Republic of Singapore

Authors: Nuarrual Hilal Md. Dahlan

Addresses: Institute of Governance, Innovation and Law (IGIL), College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper discusses the liquidation law and practice in the rehabilitation of failed residential projects in Malaysia of the liquidated housing developer companies in comparison with the position in the Republic of Singapore. This paper is the fruit of a legal case studies research funded by the Ministry of High Education Malaysia (MOHE) through the FRGS Grant. The objective of this paper is to highlight the problems in the current liquidation laws applicable in Malaysia and Singapore in the face of the failed residential projects' problems and the grievances of the purchasers. This paper suggests that there are lacunae in the current law of liquidation and insolvency in Malaysia and Singapore in dealing with the rehabilitation of failed residential projects for protecting the rights of the aggrieved purchasers. This paper also proposes solutions for the lacunae and the problems.

Keywords: liquidation law; failed residential projects; rehabilitation; housing developer liquidation; housing developers; Malaysia; Singapore; insolvency; purchaser rights.

DOI: 10.1504/JGBA.2012.049507

Journal for Global Business Advancement, 2012 Vol.5 No.2, pp.126 - 149

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 05 Oct 2012 *

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