KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman today announced the lowering of rent at three people’s housing projects (PPR) in Sandakan.
Speaking during a community event, Musa said the rent — currently between RM220 and RM245 per month — would be reduced to RM170.
The three projects involved are the 500-unit Taman Muhibbah PPR in Libaran, 1,000-unit Taman Harmoni PPR in Sandakan and 180-unit Taman Batu Sapi PPR.
Musa said the reasonable rent had been agreed upon by the federal and state governments.
“This was done to reduce the burden faced by the rural people and in response to their request to pay a lower rent,” said Musa.
“The government is aware of the hardship faced by the people and always strives to meet their needs.”
Musa, who is also state finance minister, said the request for a Kemas centre in Muhibbah town was being looked into by the federal rural and regional development ministry.
He said the previous minister had failed to consider this request, apparently referring to Shafie Apdal, who is now president of local opposition party, Parti Warisan Sabah.
Musa said the people should be wise in judging for themselves which leader or party they could count on.
“These include those disgruntled people and their party, which is now going into the kampungs to spread various stories,” said Musa.
Apart from the three PPRs, there are five other projects in Sandakan, namely the Taman Mesra PPR, Taman Murni PPR, Lintas Sibuga PPR, Gum-Gum Jaya PPR and the PPR at Mile 7 (the last one still under construction).