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Selangor ahead of Federal Government in implementing rental-purchase scheme

BY: HAFIZAN TAIB

PUCHONG, JUL 19: The implementation of the rental-purchase scheme by the Selangor Government two years ago, puts it well ahead of the Federal Government in efforts to help the middle- and low-income groups to own homes.

Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that the rental-purchase programme is a direct result of the State Government’s rakyat-centric policy and began with the Rimba Jaya Apartments in Shah Alam.

“The State Government allocated RM10 million in 2014 and an additional RM10 million in August last year.

Rumah Selangorku

“We have therefore prepared RM20 million to help those in the middle- and low-income categories to own houses through this rent-purchase scheme,” he said to the media after the Taman Puchong Utama Rumah Selangorku ground-breaking ceremony.

Mohamed Azmin said this when comparing Selangor’s efforts with the Housing and Local Government Ministry’s recent suggestion to implement the scheme.

“It remains a suggestion and the cabinet paper is being prepared compared to Selangor where the scheme has been implemented over two years ago,” he said.

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