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Day: August 1, 2019

Low Cost Housing Units Which Are Not Low Cost

Developers in Penang have to comply with a “Compliance Clause” that requires them to build 30% of public housing – ie. low cost (RM42,000.00) and Low-Medium Cost (RM72,500.00). Applicants for these houses who are qualified and registered with the State’s Housing Department are sent offer letters by the department when these units are available. Happiness turns to sadness, even dismay,...
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Workers housing should be mandatory

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is disappointed that Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 amendment Bill does not make it mandatory for employers to provide their workers with housing. This is a major step backwards in terms of the government dealing with the plight of foreign workers and even local workers who work far from home. Employers should provide...
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