Allegations of Increase in PPRT Rent is Not True


SHAH ALAM, 30 Sept: The State Government has denied allegations from the Chairman of the Selangor State Federal Action Counci (MTPNS), Datuk Seri Noh Omar, regarding the increase in rental rates for the Housing For the Poor Project (PPRT) at Lembah Subang.

Secretary to the Executive Councillor in charge of Building Management and Urban Settlement, Kamaruzaman Ahmad Nor, said that the renal rate for the PPRT still remains at the rate of RM124 per month.

However, he said, he will investigate the matter with the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) because the PPRT involved is under the supervision of MBPJ.

“So far, the rental rates for those eligible remains at RM124. However, the State Government together with MBPJ will investigate the allegations,” he said via a Short Messaging System (SMS) message.

Kamaruzaman said that the investigation will be carried out because they do not want unscrupulous people to deliberately raise the issue to be politicised.

It is understood that the residents of the involved flats pay a rent of RM250 a month. However, the concerned Pakatan Rakyat State Government reduced the monthly rent to RM124 in April 2010.

The decrease in rental rates from RM250 a month is to lighten the burden of residents who are mostly from the low-income group.

Previously, Noh claimed that the State Government oppressed the residents of the PPRT, especially in Lembah Subang, when they failed to repair facilities but increased the rent.

He claimed that the rental rates have been increased from RM124 (during the Umno-BN era) to RM250 currently.

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