YBhg. Datuk Chang Kim Loong, National House Buyers Association
Cr Chang Kim Loong AMN is the founder and holds the position of the Honorary Secretary-General of the National House Buyers Association (“HBA”), a voluntary, non-profit, non-political Organisation manned by volunteers-members of various professions. The Organisation operates purely on volunteer workers’ benevolence and continues to be until to-date. HBA has through his leadership become an authority on house buyers’ issues and HBA’s views are often sought after in the housing industry. Cr Chang is the “voice of the house buyers”. Cr Chang writes for several widely circulated magazines/ newspapers under the HBA flag and has a personal column titled: BUYERS BEWARE in the StarBiz pages published on Saturdays. His views and articles actually shape the housing arena and are heeded by the Government. Last year, Cr Chang was conferred the Royal Institute of Surveyors, Malaysia (RISM) Excellence Award for Outstanding Writer on Property & Construction. He was recently bestowed the Champion of Home Buyers Award: Decade of Excellence, 2016. He is also a permanent member of the Special Taskforce for Revival of Abandoned Housing Projects then chaired by YBhg Tan Sri Mohd Sidek b Hj Hassan, and now chaired by YBhg Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia and an active member of the PEMUDAH Sub-Committee on Real Property He sits in several working committees on the amendments to the housing development and strata laws at the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government and Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources. Cr Chang Kim Loong AMN has served the current Selangor State Government as Town Councillor for Majlis Perbandaraan Subang Jaya (MPSJ) on an NGO / professional quota for three (3) terms from 2008 / 2010 and 2012/ 2013 and the current term from 2016. As a lawmaker, he sits on several planning committees.
Recently, Datuk Chang has just been appointed as one of the Panel of Experts (POE) to the
Housing Minister and his Ministry.