Stays at PPR, but travels business class

Written by: MT Reader | 08 Mar 2019 19:13
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08 Mar 2019 19:13

I am sure many were upset reading about the plight of certain residents who were allegedly evicted from the People's Housing Project (PPR) in Georgetown recently.

As expected, most were quick to blame the Pakatan Harapan government over how "mean" they were and such.

However, I wonder how we are to explain the interesting story about a woman, Khalidah Nazir Ahmad, 63, who was among those involved being able to travel business class on Malaysia Airlines.

She pays RM124 rental a month for the low-cost PPR flats in Taman Manggis but could fly business class to Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 18, 2014.

And to add salt to the wound, she was identified as a frequent traveler.

According to reports, about 50 people from eight PPR units in Jalan Zainal Abidin have been staging a sit-in protest since March 6 when their six-day reprieve ended.

It was reported that the occupants of 22 government flats, whose household income had exceeded the maximum, were given a six-day reprieve to vacate their homes.

To me, as a person who is staying in PPR flats in SS2, Petaling Jaya, it is a pretty fair deal.

It is not fair for us to blame the government as there are many more deserving folks on the waiting list for such flats.

From what I know, some of these PPR flat owners are not even staying at the flats, but renting it out, mostly to foreigners are much higher prices.

Ibrahim Saad
Petaling Jaya 

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