Published: Saturday September 22, 2012 MYT 11:19:00 AM
Updated: Saturday September 22, 2012 MYT 11:34:53 AM
DPM: Affordable housing a govt priority
CHINA: The Malaysian government will focus on helping make available more affordable public and private houses costing RM300,000 and below, in view of current house prices being beyond the reach of the middle-income population said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
He said the government had realised the problem some years back and was drawing up strategies to handle the situation in line with its "people first" concept.
"House prices are way too high. An individual starting work as a government employee is unable to buy an affordable house," he told Malaysian journalists covering his working visit to China.
Muhyiddin said helping people own affordable houses would be an important agenda of the government.
He said the focus would be on making available houses which cost RM300,000 and below after a study was made on the income of the people and the selling prices of houses. - Bernama