Poser over uncompleted
projects NST 11/6/2005 Patrick Sennyah
SEREMBAN, NEGRI SEMBILAN, Tues.
Why did housing developers abandon 10 police housing projects
nationwide which were just two to three per cent short of
This is puzzling Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Noh Omar no
The abandoned projects have given him a huge headache in making
alternative arrangements for policemen’s housing, besides costing
the Government millions in rental.
Noh cited the example of an abandoned project which cost the
Government RM1 million in annual rental.
"Every time a project is abandoned, the Finance Ministry has to
start the entire tender process again and this wastes the
Government’s time and money," he said.
Noh was speaking after the official opening of the new Seremban
district police complex in Seremban Two by the Yang di-Pertuan Besar
of Negri Sembilan, Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Tuanku
Ampuan Negri Sembilan Tuanku Najihah Tuanku Besar Burhanuddin.
His comments come on the heels of a statement by Prime Minister
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday that the welfare of the
police, especially in relation to housing, was important.
Abdullah had earlier reprimanded a developer for delays in the
completion of a housing project for policemen in Bukit Cagar, Johor
He had said that the Government took a serious view of such delays,
and ordered the developer, Tekunraya Sdn Bhd, to speed up
The RM43 million Seremban district police complex began operations