State govt evicts over 1,200 tenants at flats


Mohd Jafni: Subletting low-cost housing units should not be happening.

MORE than 1,200 tenants have been ordered to move out of low-cost flats in Johor for violating their housing terms and conditions, including subletting the units.

State housing and local government committee chairman Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said the tenants were identified in a data update and resident profiling initiative conducted by the Johor Housing Development Corporation (PKPJ), which started in 2022.

There were 19,632 units at 15 People’s Housing Project (PPR) locations and seven Rumah Sewa Kerajaan (RSK) locations statewide, he said.

“PKPJ has profiled 97% of them and found that 1,238 tenants had violated their housing terms and conditions.

“This involves 613 units that were sublet to others,” he told the media after raising the issue at the Johor state assembly sitting in Kota Iskandar.

“The rent for the low-cost units is only RM250 a month but the tenants sublet their unit up to three times the amount,” he said.

Mohd Jafni said the tenants involved were given 14 days to clear out of the units and in the event they failed to do so, the state government would seek help from the police or cut their utilities.

He said the subletting of low-cost housing units should not be happening.

“We want to ensure that the PPR and RSK units benefit people in need, such as those with a household income of RM3,000 and below.

“Those who have exceeded the threshold are advised to apply for the Johor Affordable Housing Scheme,” he said.

On a separate matter, Mohd Jafni said the Johor Zoo was on track to open in August.

“The construction is about 80% complete.

“Repairs to the previously collapsed structure and drainage system have been completed,” he said, adding that the pending works include tarring the road and the roof installation.

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