CYBERJAYA (March 9): The draft special initiative plan by the Housing and Local Government Ministry to assist the 40 per cent medium income group (M40) to own a house is expected to be completed this May.
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.
PETALING JAYA (Jan 31): With so much focus on easing homeownership for the B40 (bottom 40% income group) the National House Buyers’ Association (HBA) has reminded the government not to forget about the needs of the M40 (middle 40% income group).
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 16): The government's plan to build one million units of affordable homes within the next 10 years can be achieved albeit being a tall order, said CBRE|WTW managing director Foo Gee Jen.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 22): Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured) said Putrajaya was aware of the obstacles preventing low-income groups in buying homes.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 30): The prices of homes within a 1km radius surrounding the mass rapid transit (MRT) stations of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line (SBK-MRT) are unaffordable even for the M40 income group, according to the Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS).
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): Malaysian households earning less than RM2,000 spent 94.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): There are huge disparities in the income threshold of the Middle 40 (M40) in the various states across Malaysia, according to Khazanah Research Institute’s (KRI) latest report.