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Nation 03 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd records high administrative costs

The national housing corporation, Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) had spent 25% more on administrative matters last year than it did in 2003.

Community 10 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Letters out for 'affordable home' buyers

HOUSE buyers of the affordable homes in Crescentia Park in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Penang, are one lucky lot.

Nation 09 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

PM: We’re not being cruel in reducing fuel subsidy

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has asked the people to bear with the escalating cost of living, saying that the Government was not being cruel when it reduced the fuel subsidy recently.

Community 08 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

2,000 ‘cheap’ houses for Perlis

PLANS are in the pipeline to build 2,000 low-cost and affordable homes, state Health, Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Oui Ah Lan said.

AseanPlus News 24 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Affordable Homes

In 1960 the Singapore government set up a statutory board to build affordable homes for the people of Singapore and today 84 percent of Singapore's population live in public housing.

Nation 28 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Penang poor see some hope in plan for more low-cost homes

Single mother Zaini Abdullah, who has lived in poverty all her life, has never harboured hopes of owning a decent house.

Nation 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ong: Problems in ridding KL of squatters

The move to eradicate squatters in the city by 2005 has hit a minor snag as some land sites are unsuitable for development, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation 06 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Violent crimes on the rise

Compiled by SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH (June 29-July 5)

Nation 03 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government sees signs of housing industry revival

The local housing industry is slated for a revival following the return of buying interest, particularly for affordable homes, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui.

Nation 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

10 years to spruce up Penang

Penang is giving itself 10 years to eliminate #8220;backwater dwellings#8221; in urban areas after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir pointed out the glaring disparity in development here.