KUALA LUMPUR: The issue on recipients of the People’s Housing (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) projects renting out their houses to foreigners is not new.
Of only they knew how lucky they were to get the houses, when they are tens of thousands more people waiting to be in the waiting list for recipients of the PPR and PA housing units.
According to Kuala Lumpur City Hall director (Housing Management and Community Development), Wan Mohd Ghazali Nor, there are about 63,000 people on the waiting list for the houses.
He expressed regrets over the attitude of some of the housing recipients in renting out the houses for quick profit when there were many more deserving people waiting.
“If they already have their own house, give back the PPR or PA units to DBKL. They are many more people who need the houses,” he told Bernama.
On an advertisement of a PPR housing units for rent which went viral in the social media recently, Wan Mohd said checks found that most of the units had been sold to the recipients.
However, he said, even of the recipients had bought the housing units, they were still required to get permission from DBKL to rent the houses as had been stipulated in the sale purchase agreement.
This is to ensure the housing units are not leased out to foreigners, he added.
A survey conducted by DBKL found that only 12,700 units of its PPR and houses, costing between RM22,500 and RM35,000 had been sold since six years ago.