CHERAS, 9 FEB: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim rejected the claim given by the Selangor Umno Deputy Chief of Relations, Datuk Seri Noh Omar, that the increase in sand price has caused house prices to increase.
“The contribution of sand to the price of a house is less than three percent.
“Therefore, the price of sand would have to increase by three thousand percent for there to be an increase in house prices, so the claim is not true,” said Abdul Khalid.
It was previously reported that Noh claimed that the house prices in Selangor have increased because of the increase in sand price in Selangor to RM800 for 30 tons.
Abdul Khalid said this during a press conference after launching the Road Safety Campaign in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations held at the South Cheras AEON supermarket.
During the event, Abdul Khalid expressed his hopes that the campaign would help reduce the accident rate during this festive period.
“Plan your trip well and always use the seat belt, also always adhere to the speed limit and do not use the emergency lane,” he said.
The campaign was organised by the Selangor Road Safety Council (MJKR) in collaboration with the Road Safety Department in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.
The campaign was also attended by Selangor Executive Councillors Ronnie Liu, Rodziah Ismail and Dr Xavier Jayakumar.
Also present was the Selangor Deputy State Secretary (Management) cum Selangor MJKR Deputy Chairman, Datuk Tarmedi Omar and the Director General of MJKR Malaysia, Datuk Dr Tam Weng Wah.
The objective of this campaign is to urge motorists to always be careful and to comply with the speed limit when travelling home during the Chinese New Year.
The key strategy of this year’s campaign is an effort to encourage motorcyclists and drivers of private vehicles to use public transport to return to their hometowns during this festive season.