Don’t sell low-cost homes, owners warned

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  • Tuesday, 16 Aug 2005

LOW-COST house owners in Kam-pung Che Bema, Sungai Petani, have been advised not to sell their houses or stern action will be taken against them. 

Deputy Information Minister and Merbok MP Datuk Zainudin Maidin said the houses built by the Kedah Development Authority (Keda) were for the very poor. 

“Residents who have been chosen to own a Keda home should consider themselves lucky because there are many others who are still on the waiting list. 

“The houses are built under the Housing For the Hardcore Poor (PPRT) scheme and as such the house owners should not sell or rent out the houses,” he said when visiting the housing scheme on Satur-day. 

The 95 low-cost houses were built in 2000 on a 13ha piece of land.  

Zainudin(left)chatting with house owner Mustafa Md Isa,60(right).With them are Keda deputy general manager Mohd Yazid Ramli(second left)and Arzmi.

In July 2001, the residents moved in. 

The residents are from the lower- income bracket, earning between RM264 and RM1,000 monthly. 

Zainudin reminded residents not to spend their money on renovating the two-bedroom houses but to save the money for other purposes especially for their children’s education. 

“The houses are quite spacious and comfortable to live in so there is no need for them to be renovated.  

“The residents should live in harmony and work together to maintain cleanliness,” he added. 

Keda assistant social management manager Shukri Jusoh urged the residents to forward their grievances or complaints to the appointed housing scheme manager. 

Also present was Tanjung Dawai assemblyman Datuk Arzmi Hamid. 

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