10,000 PR1MA homes pledged

Permatang Pauh will get 10,000 units of housing under the Perumahan Rakyat 1 Malaysia (PR1MA) programme should Barisan Nasional take over Penang and retain Putrajaya.

Barisan candidate for Seberang Jaya state seat Datuk Mohammad Nasir Abdullah said the issue of affordable housing was very serious in Permatang Pauh and in Seberang Prai.

“This is what I pledge to do should we win in Seberang Jaya, Penang and Putrajaya,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

According to the latest survey by Henry Butcher Seberang Prai, a condominium in Seberang Jaya is now priced from RM300,000 onwards, about 10% more than a year ago.

A double-storey terrace house in Seberang Jaya is now sold between RM350,000 and RM400,000, also about 10% more than a year ago.

The property prices in Seberang Prai are expected to rise by another 10% this year.

“The Pakatan Rakyat is concerned with drawing investments from foreigners for high-end homes in the island. It does not even have a blueprint to develop affordable housing for Penang,” he said.

Besides high property prices, Mohammad Nasir said he also received regular complaints regarding uncollected garbage at high-rise buildings.

“There are many high-rise residential buildings in Permatang Pauh which face rubbish collection problems due to poor enforcement by the Seberang Prai Municipal Council.

“Should I win, we will tighten enforcement on rubbish collectors who have been given the contract in Permatang Pauh and in the state,” he said.

Mohammad Nasir said he was confident of getting more than 50% of support from the 7,500 registered new voters in the constituency. He added that Seberang Jaya was a traditional Barisan stronghold and was confident that Barisan would win the seat this time.

Last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak said the Government would launch 80,000 units of property under PR1MA for those earning between RM2,500 and RM7,500 a month.

The Government had identified Penang, Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, Malacca, Sabah, and Sarawak as the states to launch the PR1MA housing projects. - By DAVID TAN (The Star)


May 3, 2013 at 4:05 PMmalaysian

Only 1 word for datuk nasir.......PENIPU!

May 4, 2013 at 2:00 PMReggie

Several weeks ago my daughter applied for a PR1MA apartment after returning from overseas. She has a very small balance in her EPF account and has paid no Income Tax for several years because she has been living overseas. PR1MA said is not elegible because she does not yet have a job. The response is not reasonable because she has enough cash available for the purchase and doesn't need a loan.