‘1Razak Mansion proves govt cares about low-income group’
KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan vice-president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau said the 1Razak Mansion project was proof that the government was listening to the people.
“1Razak Mansion is a fine example of how the people with low and moderate incomes are provided housing and economic opportunities, especially in the urban area.
“If home ownership continues to remain elusive, this would have led to population displacement and weak communities that lack equity development.
“The nation would not be able to unleash the full human potential, including those who are struggling,” he said yesterday.
Lau said the government treated Malaysians in a fair and equitable manner, as many Chinese residents had benefited from the 1Razak Mansion project.
He said this was proof that the government wanted to achieve racial equity.
He said the government could only pursue affordable housing if people had faith in the ruling coalition.
Lau reminded the people not to be swayed by the opposition, which rejected what the government was trying to do for them, much against the spirit of cooperative federalism.
“This has prevented the few opposition states from meeting the challenges of urban housing.”
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak handed house keys to 557 residents, who were the original occupants of Razak Mansion flats in Jalan Sungai Besi here.
The public housing scheme underwent a complete redevelopment under the 1Razak Mansion project, which started in 2014.
Each unit, with a market price of RM350,000, measures 800 sq ft with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and comes with one parking lot.
A total of 101 Kuala Lumpur City Hall public housing tenants will be offered a chance to buy a unit at 1Razak Mansion for only RM42,000.
Najib commended the developer Impianika Development Sdn Bhd, led by its executive chairman Datuk Seri Jeff Lee, for completing the project nine months ahead of schedule, and for ensuring that residents were given strata titles with a 99-year lease.
The project, jointly carried out with City Hall, covers 13.4ha and comprised three 18-storey blocks, featuring 658 contemporary residential units.