Home > News > Nation
Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 12:25:00 PM
Saturday June 7, 2014 MYT 3:14:42 PM
JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government will continue to table the controversial Johor Housing and Real Property Enactment Board Bill 2014 despite strong concern over the matter.
Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin (pic) said on Saturday that the Bill is in line with the Federal Constitution and the Undang-Undang Tubuh Kerajaan Negeri.
He pointed out that under the Bill, the Mentri Besar will head the Johor Housing and Realty Property Board (JHRPB) while the board’s members would include the state housing exco and the state Economic Planning Unit director.
“These appointments cannot be changed even by the Sultan and the board will advise the Ruler about housing matters in Johor.
“The main objectives of the JHRPB is to ensure there are enough affordable homes for the rakyat here,” he said when met after attending a cycling program at Permas Jaya here.
The Bill is expected to be table at the state assembly sitting on Monday.
It has been reported that the Bill would empower the Sultan to appoint JHRPB members, oversee its accounts and also dissolve the board.
It is learnt that Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar would also be able to determine the remuneration of board members, approve the appointment of a director and pass the estimated expenses for each following year before seeking the state government’s approval for the allocations.
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Johor, Khaled Nordin, housing, JHRPB
India looking for triple success at Sultan of Johor Cup
Three seniors to beef up hockey squad for Sultan of Johor Cup
Matthias Chang detained under Sosma
Dr M: No Vision 2020 due to bad governance
Three killed after car crashes into tree
DPM: Govt taken note of Malay Rulers concern over 1MDB
Two men abuse Penang enforcement officer over clamping of car
Bentong Rambo's death sentence upheld
Teenager impaled by metal rod still dreams of being a soldier
14 finalists vie for Miss Universe Malaysia crown
Govt to convince Khazanah and Petronas on TPPA concessions
Britain's tech community links up with charities to help migrants with mobiles
Kelabit land earmarked for sub-temperate farming
England hunt for crumbs from their own World Cup table
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)