PETALING JAYA: All media organisations have been urged to only advertise property developers that have obtained the Advertisement Permit Development License (APDL).

Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said this is to prevent people from being cheated by fake or irresponsible property developers.

“All media houses must make sure property developers have obtained the APDL before they are allowed to advertise their properties in newspapers, television or news portals.

“When an advertisement is in the media, people tend to believe it.

“And when the property developers are not registered with the ministry, the victims are people who purchase those properties.”

Noh said this during his speech at the launch of the MyRumah Property Showcase 2017 here, today.

Noh said the ministry will distribute a circular to all media outlets by next week on property advertisement guidelines.

“All property developers who want to advertise with the media must register themselves with the ministry to obtain the APDL.

“As for irresponsible property developers who have cheated the public, the ministry will be file civil suits against them,” he said.

Noh added that those who were cheated by property developers should meet with ministry officials to apply for the Housing Loan Scheme to ease their burden.

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Minister of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, Tan Sri Noh Omar (left) and Chief Executive Officer of NSTP, Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid (2nd left) during the official launch of Fourth Series of MYRUMAH Property Showcase 2017 at The Curve, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya. (pix by SALHANI IBRAHIM)