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Not enough money?

AFTER I shared about the lessons learned from our neighbouring country in building affordable housing in my last article, I received many positive comments plus a painful but very relevant question, “Where are we going to find the money to subsidise public and affordable housing?”

Housing remains a clouded issue

AMONG the property-related measures in Budget 2019, the attention grabber has been the property crowdfunding platform. The government’s willingness to explore technology-enabled platforms as an alternative source of financing for first-time house buyers generated strong emotions.

Sky high: The crux of today’s housing woes is high house prices and low household income. Some developers have lowered prices, but the move is not enough to support demand while raising income will take time.

Who controls Media Prima?

MEDIA Prima Bhd has always been synonymous with the political party Umno, and with the federal government in Putrajaya.

Umno to give up control of Utusan?

UTUSAN Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd, the Malay newspaper group that is owned by Umno, is likely to see new owners after it goes through a restructuring.

Budget 2019 – the good, the bad and the ugly

AFTER a week since the Budget 2019 was tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, it is perhaps a better time to reflect and review measures that were announced and its implications.