KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): The new National Economic Action Council (NEAC) must have a clearer agenda for the country’s economic directions apart from expanding the social safety net programmes to cover more Malaysians and not just limited to the low-income (B40) group.
LUMUT (Feb 4): The state government has urged all local authorities to study and identify strategic locations, especially in urban areas as sites for My Perak House projects for the 40 per cent lowest income group (B40).
KUALA LUMPUR (29 Jan): The government is in the midst of drawing up the National Affordable Housing Policy (DPMM) which will be a guideline to help the low-income group (B40) own homes.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 29): The larger affordable homes under the National Affordable Housing Policy (NAHP) could further erode property developers' margins if no incentives or subsidies are given to private developers, according to CIMB Research.
JASIN (Jan 25): The Melaka state government is committed to improving the people's capability to own a home in the state by building special 'rumah harapan' homes for as low as RM80,000, especially for the low-income households (B40).
IPOH (Jan 24): The Perak government always holds discussions with developers to ensure that the costs of building affordable houses are not too high so as to avoid burdening the people.
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10): Some 20,000 bank employees consisting of clerical and non-clerical categories from 20 banks will enjoy 0% interest on their housing loans for the first RM100,000.
PETALING JAYA (Jan 10): Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry is working on “rebranding” the money lending licence to encourage public to borrow from legitimate money lenders instead of 'Ah Long' (loan sharks or illegal money lenders).