Housing Ministry mulling extending PPR to army, police

NOR AIN MOHAMED RADHI




PUCHONG: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry is open to discussion on the People's Housing Project (PPR) being extended to the army, police, and their veterans.

However, its minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar, said the organisations’ respective associations must help the ministry by obtaining land for the purpose.

"The ministry is ready to cooperate with them on this matter, but they must help by identifying the location where the homes will be built, as well as to acquire the land.

"At the moment, the ministry has no plan to open the PPR only for specific groups (such as the army or police)," he told reporters after officiating a police beat base at Sekolah Kebangsaan Puchong Perdana here today.

Currently, the PPR is open to all Malaysians with a maximum household monthly income of RM3,000.

Yesterday, Umno Information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa, during the "Jelajah Mesra Penerangan Roadshow", raised the issue that many army and police veterans have no homes of their own.

Meanwhile, Noh said 10 PPR projects have been approved at various locations this year.