New laws soon to better protect tenants, landlords


Towards better rules: Zuraida flipping through a copy of the new National Housing Policy during its launch at the Nat Sime Darby Convention Centre. Looking on are (from left) Housing and Local Government Ministry sec-gen Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek, Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah and National Housing Department director-general N.Jayaselan.

KUALA LUMPUR: Following findings that people have faced discrimination over their ethnicity when seeking a place to rent, the Housing and Local Government Ministry will come up with new laws to protect tenants against such prejudice.

Its Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said they are looking at drafting a Residential Tenancy Act to better protect landlords and tenants.

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