Call for audit income of PPR tenants

24 Oct 2018 / 20:13 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A government back-bencher today suggested Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to audit the income of its People's Housing Project's (PPR) tenants.
Setiawangsa Member of Parliament Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said the audit was necessary as some of the tenants were from the high income group and not eligible for the PPR houses.
"The audit is (also) to ascertain whether the income of the tenants has increased or they obtained the housing units through improper way," he said when debating a motion on the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-term review in Parliament today.
He said only those with income below the minimum level should be allowed to continue to stay at the PPR units at the rental rate of RM124 a month.
Nik Nazmi also suggested that tenants with high income be imposed rental rate of RM250 a month, as had been implemented at the Lembah Subang PPR in Selangor, if they wanted to continue staying at the PPR units.
He said development of the country's housing sector should be in tandem with the needs of the low and medium income earning rakyat from the B40 and M40 groups.
It should not be according to the needs of developers who prefer luxury and commercial property, he added.
"There has to be options for affordable homes that do not require condominium facilities, such as swimming pool and gymnasium which are used only by a small group of people because it involves huge construction cost and maintenance, which have to be borne by all," he added. — Bernama

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