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Ministry ready to assist state gov'ts in rent-to-own house schemes

Efforts to ensure more people own houses are being carried out by the federal and state governments, says minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

by Bernama
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Parcel tax system allows B40 homeowners to enjoy yearly flat rate

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad says this will involve strata properties from low-cost housing schemes.

by Bernama
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Civil servants to get RM500 special assistance on Dec 18

A special payment of RM250 will also be paid to government pensioners.

by Bernama
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World Bank: Affluent Malaysians taking advantage of gov't housing policies

Housing in Malaysia is 'severely unaffordable' and those who can afford it are messing with the market

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10 ways to tackle poverty

COMMENT | The poor have also been badly let down by previous governments, including Dr Mahathir's previous 22-year stint as PM.

by P Gunasegaram
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Gov't to educate middlemen to be more ethical, says Saifuddin

UPDATED 3.43PM | Indian mackerel fish was selling around RM5 per kg in Sekinchan but increased to RM13 per kg in a nearby wet market.

by Kow Gah Chie
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Malaysians are worried about real, tangible issues

The PM's razzle-dazzle speeches on putting kleptocrats behind bars are taking second place to bread-and-butter issues.

by Jasmine Cho
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Current efforts to solve urban poverty akin to giving 'panadol' - Khalid

He says urban poverty persists despite the government spending millions to tackle the issue.

by Naimmullah Jaya
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Survey: Majority live in 'extreme worry', unsure about gov't

The public is most concerned about the rising cost of living and weak economy.

by Zikri Kamarulzaman
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Addressing the elite gap

COMMENT | Global income inequality is the dominant seed for social and political upheaval across the world.

by Rais Hussin
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RON95 prices to go up one or two sen a week next year

PARLIAMENT | This is until the market price is reached, says deputy minister Chong Chieng Jen.

by Haspaizi Zain
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Bank Negara approves more than 3,000 applicants in affordable homes scheme

PARLIAMENT | Lim Guan Eng says the homeownership financing for low-income earners is at RM596m. 

by Bernama
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Penang's Kg Mutiara residents win eviction battle

Occupants given temporary new homes in Tanjung Tokong after a two-year struggle.  

by Susan Loone
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A message for future doctors

LETTER | The joy and satisfaction of practising medicine will come in its own time. 

by Dr Timothy Cheng
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Johor to lower threshold for foreign property purchase to RM600,000

The incentive is only applicable for multi-storey properties such as apartments, condominiums, serviced apartments, and Soho.

by Bernama
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High hopes post-GE14 replaced by pessimism, Ipsos survey finds

Most are less comfortable making big purchases, indicating pessimism for the future, the research house says.

by Aidila Razak
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