Malacca initiative saves 600
houses in five of 21 projects
06/06/2008 The Star By Chen Pelf
MALACCA: The state has revived more than 600 houses in five abandoned
housing projects here.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the five projects were among
21 abandoned projects in the state, adding that three other projects were
Speaking at the D’Estuary Taman Permatang Pasir Perdana project launch here
on Monday, Mohd Ali said that 461 low-cost homes, 173 medium-cost homes and
18 commercial lots were revived under the initiative.
The revived projects are Taman Saujana in Bukit Katil,
Taman Mutiara in Batu
Berendam, low-cost housing in Pondok Kempas,
Taman Bidara Palma in Alor
Gajah and Taman Tasik in Parit Perawas.
Mohd Ali urged the Malay community to stop complaining about a lack of
housing and commercial property for bumiputras.
“There are Malays who have established themselves as contractors and
entrepreneurs. They should exercise their purchasing power by buying more
property in urban areas.
He urged bumiputras to by property without relying on government assistance.
“They can venture into the property market by buying shophouses and renting
them to other bumiputras,” he added.