The Johor state government has abolished the Kuota Menegak Kerajaan or Political Quota scheme (KMK) in the state’s affordable housing application.
State Rural Housing and Rural Development Committee Chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad said the Johor government abolished the KMK scheme following a lack of transparency in its implementation.
The state government is committed to ensuring that affordable homes in Johor reach target groups especially young people who needs comfortable and affordable housing.
“After the EXCO meeting held mid last month, we (the state government) will put aside political quota or KMK in distributing affordable housing worth RM40,000, RM80,000 and RM150,000 because the quota is not transparent, and may have been subjected to corruption due to abuse or wrong use of power, said Dzulkefly.
“The KMK scheme is just a policy and it can be decided within EXCO level meeting to obtain consent and does not need to be brought to the Johor State Assembly Conference”, he added.
Based on the KMK scheme implemented by the previous government, a number of affordable houses were allocated as a quota under Barisan Nasional (BN) and the application required a letter of support from the State Legislative Assembly (ADUN) of its component parties.
UMLand to Build Affordable Houses
United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) held a ground breaking for a project to build 1,122 medium-cost flats under the Johor Affordable Housing Scheme as per the previous government.
UMLand will build the flats at UMLand Seri Alam spanning across a 7.47ha site. The Group said in a statement that it will take 36 months from commencement of construction to finish building all the units which will be priced RM80,000 (for 850 sq ft units) to RM150,000.00 (for 1000 sq ft units).