‘Walk the Talk’ in resolving Penang low medium cost housing issue

 |Oct 6, 2016
PCM veep Huan Cheng Guan wants Penang state govt to be serious in resolving the housing issue in the state.
PCM veep Huan Cheng Guan wants Penang state govt to be serious in resolving the housing issue in the state.

Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice president Huan Cheng Guan has issued an ultimatum to Penang state government to take a serious approach in resolving the low medium cost (LMC) housing issue.

If there is no proper action and justification given by the state government, Huan is contemplating to bring the matter to Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) attention, revealed Huan in a press statement.

“The state government must give an explanation to the public in relation to the LMC issue that is sold to third party.

“I require the state government to investigate on certain property owners that rent their LMC to third party.

“The act done by the property owners is violating the law as stated by state executive councilor Jagdeep Singh Deo,” said Huan.

Huan highlighted that from his observation some of the property owners in Centrio Avenue Apartment in Gelugor rent out to third party.

According to a portal, there are some houses rented at 850 per month and even sold at a staggering price of RM 348,000.

“We also notice luxury cars and motorcycle are parked at the apartment.

“This clearly shows low income earners are not staying there.

“If the vehicles not belong to the owners, who own them?” asks Huan.

Huan pointed out that according to press article released two years ago, Jagdeep had warned the property owners not rent out or sell their property to others.

He also questioned the state government knowing this entire situation why the state government not taking a serious action or closing an eye.

“Ask I know, the owners are not allowed to sell or even rent out the property within 10 years.

“How come within 2 years the property is advertised?” questions Huan.

Before this Jagdeep explained that in PN1 application form states clearly only LMC owners are allowed to stay.

The Penang state government should walk the talk by implementing the Competency, Accountability and Transparency (CAT) slogan by investigating the matter, however to Huan’s disappointment is not done up to the expectation.

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Ramani has been a writer and analyst for the past 10 years believes in fair news reporting.