KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): The central bank’s plan to formulate a “relaxed” housing loan scheme to ease up the loan process for the middle 40% (M40) and the bottom 40% (B40) segments of the population may not be a move in the right direction and could worsen the problem, said a senior fellow of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) in response to Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin’s announcement early this week.
PUTRAJAYA (July 3): The government aims to roll out a loan scheme aimed at the M40 and B40 income group, said Housing and Local Government Minister (KPKT) Zuraida Kamaruddin.
PETALING JAYA (June 27): The Highland Towers Redevelopment Committee headed by Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) secretary-general Datuk Mohammad Mentek will hold its first meeting today.
PETALING JAYA (June 16): The Housing and Local Government Ministry’s National Community Policy which is slated to launch in August may include proposals for larger homes for the poor, said its Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
PETALING JAYA (May 11): While the Pakatan Harapan manifesto contains a number of proposals that are laudable, a more holistic approach is needed to make property prices more viable, said the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) president Datuk Seri FD Iskandar.
PETALING JAYA (Dec 19): The rapid rise of Malaysia’s real housing prices since 2008 could be a source of future instability, the World Bank said in a recent report.