PPR may be extended to army, police
The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry is open to extending the People’s Housing Project (PPR) to army personnel, police and their veterans.
Its minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar, said army, police and veterans associations must help the ministry obtain land for the purpose.
“The ministry is ready to cooperate and give priority to the matter, but they must help us identify locations for the homes and acquire the land.
“If they have everything, we can discuss about PPR homes for them,” he said after officiating a police beat base at SK Puchong Perdana in Puchong yesterday.
He said the ministry had no plans yet to start a PPR for specific groups such as the army or police.
“PPR is open to all Malaysians who meet the requirements, such as a household monthly income of below RM3,000.”
Noh said the ministry was approached by a security services association over the same issue.
On Friday, Umno information chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa, during the Jelajah Mesra Penerangan roadshow, raised the issue that many army and police veterans had no homes of their own.
Annuar, who would raise the issue in Parliament tomorrow, said veterans should be offered a PPR unit when they first joined the police or army, and not towards the end of their service.
The Malaysian Army Chinese Veterans Association welcomed the readiness expressed by the ministry to offer PPR homes to the army, police and their veterans.
Its committee member, Captain (Rtd) Dr Wong Ang Peng said this showed the government was concerned about veterans.
“We will be more proactive in finding reasonably priced land.
“It is a win-win situation for the ministry and veterans. We will definitely work on it.”
Ex-Policemen’s Association of Malaysia president Datuk Dr Hassan Yusoff said the matter would be discussed with the Bukit Aman Veterans Affairs Department.
Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar officiating a police beat base at SK Puchong Perdana in Puchong, Selangor, yesterday.