GEORGE TOWN (Aug 18): The Housing and Local Government Ministry needs three years to prepare the working paper on the proposal to implement local council elections for the Cabinet’s approval.
PETALING JAYA (Aug 8): Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying the idea of setting up a resettlement village to regroup refugees registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that are scattered all over the country.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): To ease the housing glut which mainly arises from loan rejection, the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is looking to work with financial providers other than banks to provide home loans.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): The Housing and Local Government Ministry through the local authorities will take legal action against any developer not adhering to the rules on providing infrastructure for the disabled in the construction of buildings.
SHAH ALAM (June 26): Four counsels from the Attorney-General's Chambers have been appointed to represent the Housing and Local Government Ministry and the Fire and Rescue Department in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): Lawyer Syazlin Mansor was removed from representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry in the inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim for fear of conflict of interest.
SHAH ALAM (May 11): Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight companies from China, for future potential foreign direct investment and technology knowledge transfer towards Malaysia’s affordable housing development.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 26): The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) is calling upon the Housing and Local Government Ministry to change primary housing market advertising regulations so that housing prices in advertisements are clearer in nature.
PETALING JAYA (April 20): Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin praised the doubling of affordable housing under the revived Bandar Malaysia project, reports Malaysiakini.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): Malaysia is currently studying the Residential Tenancy Act to provide new laws governing the country's housing rental market, said the Housing and Local Government Ministry today, adding the new act will take two years to develop.