GEORGE TOWN (March 13) – The Penang state government has discovered that some PPR (people’s housing project) rent defaulters appreared to have satellite dishes installed, indicating subscriptions with the pay-TV network Astro.
GEORGE TOWN (March 9): Residents evicted from Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project (PPR) units have been allowed to return for three days until Monday to pack up their belongings, reported The Star today.
GEORGE TOWN (March 8): It has been reported by The Star that a woman protesting her eviction from the Taman Manggis, Penang, people’s housing project PPR flats was a MAS business class traveller.
PENANG (March 8): Penang division of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the Penang government to disclose the income levels of the evicted Taman Manggis PPR residents, Malaysiakini reported today.
GEORGE TOWN (March 8): The evicted Taman Manggis tenants still protesting at Komtar here apparently rejected offers of temporary housing, Penang state exco Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain was reported saying by the Malay Mail today.
GEORGE TOWN (March 8): “Unnamed sections” are using the eviction of ineligible tenants from Taman Manggis to brand the state government of racial discrimination, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pictured) revealed today, reported The Malay Mail.
SEBERANG PERAI (March 8): There should be “firm enforcement” over regulations the “governing” of the people’s housing project (PPR) units, The Malay Mail reported Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured) saying today.
GEORGE TOWN (March 6): Some tenants evicted from the Taman Manggis people’s housing project (PPR) carried out a peaceful protest in front of the project and later marched to Komtar after their homes were “sealed” today, reported The Malay Mail It was reported that up to 22 tenants were evicted today after being served notice last year “as they were no longer eligible to rent the PPR units meant for Malaysians and the hardcore poor”.
KUALA LUMPUR (May 5): Attorney-General (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has denied reports that the AG’s Chambers had closed the case of an allegedly false declaration on the purchase of a bungalow by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured).