After years of waiting, five families have been offered public housing (PPR) by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The families, who had sought the help of the Federal Territory MCA 1Malaysia Taskforce, will be moving to the PPR Desa Tun Razak and PPR Kg Muhibbah.
Taskforce head Banie Chin said the families asked for help two months ago.
He said a meeting was held with DBKL in July with the housing management and community development department.
“DBKL had responded without any hesitation and offered the units to the families. The families sought the help of their elected representatives but did not receive any feedback,” Chin said.
For Muhammad Zakri Saimon, 35, who has been staying with his mother-in-law in Sri Sabah Flats with a disabled child, the news comes as a blessing for his family.
“I have tried to ask for a unit many times through many people but nothing was done. I am happy that my family will have a home of our own.
“It is nice to have a place and space for my family,” Muhammad Zakri said.
For single mother Young Yeng, 65, the wait for a new unit has been too long.
“I work as a cleaner, so our household income isn’t much even though my daughter is working. I am happy to receive this letter with the help of the taskforce,” she said.
Young said she never got feedback before this from anyone on obtaining a PPR unit.
News Source: The Star