KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor today said the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government may not be a “perfect party” but it was always ready to hear and correct its own weaknesses.
“It’s true, we are not a perfect party and not sinless (‘tidak maksum’). But whatever our faults, we are willing to rectify them as we have done today,” the Federal Territories (FT) minister and BN secretary-general said referring to the launch of a Rumah Wilayah Persekutuan (Rumawip) project here.
Rumawip involves affordable housing projects jointly undertaken by the ministry, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and private developers, with the aim of building 80,000 units in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya by 2020.
BN lost a majority of the parliament seats in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur since the general election of 2008.
Tengku Adnan, who is also Umno secretary-general, said he hoped the people would appreciate the government’s efforts to provide various benefits, and in turn, help the government when the time came.
“We have helped (the people) with various programmes. Sometimes you forget. I want to appeal to all of you to please assist us,” he said.
He later gave away house keys to 10 buyers of the Rumawip project at the Platinum Splendour Residence, with each unit measuring 882 sq ft and costing RM300,000.
Thus far, some 59,600 Rumawip units have been implemented, with some already completed and others either under construction or having obtained building permission although construction has not commenced yet.
Tengku Adnan, popularly known as Ku Nan, also touched on a government loan scheme for 300 Indian squatters, who had lived for 30 years at the site of the Rumawip Residensi Pandanmas project in Kampung Pandan, to purchase units there at RM42,000 each.
“We are aware that Malays and Chinese face the same problems. So I am discussing with the prime minister to help them in the same way (as the Kampung Pandan squatters),” he said.