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Kedah maintains 50% bumiputera quota

ALOR STAR, 25 Feb 2009: The PAS-led Kedah government is maintaining its housing policy which requires 50% ownership by bumiputeras in all housing projects in the state.

Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak said the policy, effective 1 Sept last year, would remain in force.

Azizan said the state government would also focus on building more low and medium cost houses for the people.

Azizan told reporters this today after chairing the state executive councillors (exco) meeting here.

No other details were available from this Bernama report to explain the state government’s position.

On 24 Nov last year, the state announced it would revert to a 30% bumiputera quota after objections by several quarters, especially the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda).

On another matter, Azizan also announced that only nine Kedah state excos would take their oath of office on 3 March.

He said the other post would be filled after the Bukit Selambau state by-election which had been fixed for 7 April.     

He said there would be no new face in the line-up of the nine state excos.

“In terms of their portfolios, there will be some changes. As for the remaining post, whoever from Pakatan Rakyat (if he or she wins the Bukit Selambau by-election) may be appointed as a state exco,” he said.

The vacancy in the state exco post followed the 8 Feb resignation of Bukit Selambau assemblyperson V Arumugam who was in charge of the state portfolio on domestic trade and consumer affairs, Siamese and Indian affairs, unity and plantation workers. — Bernama

See also:
Kedah Gerakan wants MIC candidate


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