KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 8, 2012): The MIC is in the midst of studying how to help people’s housing project (PPR) residents who could not afford to pay their monthly rent, said vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan.
He said, those who earned below RM1,000 and stayed at squatters, had no worries paying the rent.
“However, when they moved to PPR, they had to pay rent and other utilities. Hence, MIC is looking at how to help these residents overcome the problem of paying the rent,” he said.
Saravanan, who is also federal territories and urban well-being deputy minister, was speaking to reporters after handing over offer letters to rent PPR units to 15 families at the MIC headquarters here today.
He said, some of the recipients had applied for PPR over the past 20 years, adding that they were chosen, based on the urgency of their cases.
“Now, they must reply the letter and pick up the keys at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall office within 14 days. They should pay the first payment of RM390, while the monthly rent will be RM124,” he added.
A recipient, Karpagaam Subramaniam 45, said she was delighted that after waiting for 20 years, her family could live in a decent, affordable home.
Taxi driver Mahendran Muthaloo, 43, who is also a single parent, said he was happy to have been chosen as one of the recipients as he could provide a comfortable and affordable home for his family.
“I am moving in with my two children, aged six and eight. My 80-year-old mother is also staying with us,” he added. – Bernama
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