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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Bernama) — The government should address the shortage of affordably-priced houses in the country before implementing schemes to enable the middle-income group to buy houses, said economist Muhammad Ridhuan Bos Abdullah. He said while the new First Home Deposit Funding Scheme (MyDeposit) was a good... Read more
A state known for  its history
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  In the name of progress, Malacca City too has not escaped the wave of urbanisation, with planned skyscraper and other modern edifices promising to reinvent its landscape. However, in its enthusiasm to be counted among other major hubs that drive the economy of this... Read more
A decade later… still  unresolved?
  By Gunaprasath Bupalan Concepts of gated communities differ from country to country, in terms of characteristics and particularly in terms of purpose; be it security, culture and prestige. In this modern era, gated projects appear in many countries and it generates much interest (and sometimes concern) among the... Read more
Suffer the youth

Suffer the youth

ViewPoint April 5, 2016

We have been more than a little unfair on young property buyers across the country. In fact, I believe we’ve royally shafted them. When I say “we”, I mean the “collective we”; developers, politicians, banks, and yes, the media. Basically, I’m pointing the finger at all of us that... Read more
Are foreign graduates better?
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar The comparison between local and foreign graduates did not start yesterday. In fact, it has been a regular quandary in just about every industry in Malaysia for some time, but does the argument hold water – that those who have crossed oceans are better... Read more
Time to look beyond our noses
(Originally published: Oct 2015) BY Gunaprasath Bupalan Excitedly, I accepted an invitation to be a panel speaker at the recent Urban Transportation Forum that was organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). Adding to my excitement was that fact that the discussion was to be centred on... Read more
The Million Ringgit Question
BY Chris Prasad Hurdles seem aplenty these days, don’t they? High prices, mismatched demand and supply, banks tightening up on loan approvals, government housing schemes that result in mass confusion rather than mass aid… I could go on, but why depress ourselves? In light of such incredible negative forces... Read more
No shying away from GST impact
By Dr Daniele Gambero Amidst the hue and cry, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) took off. Still in its infancy, the full impact has yet to be seen though some have started feeling the pinch and are beginning to tighten their belts. In the property market, developers are... Read more
PR1MA – a great plan but…
By: HBA (National House Buyers Association) PR1MA was promised by the government as its solution to the problem of (mostly) young people not being able to afford a decent house at current prices. They may be categorised as young married couples (some may have grown old waiting for something... Read more
By Chang Kim Loong Responsible developers are few and far between, unlike the late fifties and early sixties when the field was played by bona fide entrepreneurs ruled by conscience and pride in their workmanship. Coupled with timely delivery, quality and affordable houses were their hallmarks. In contrast, the... Read more