Low-cost flat residents up in arms over failure to fix lifts

PETALING JAYA: Months after the Housing and Local Government Ministry announced a RM10 million allocation for elevator maintenance at the Kempas Permai low-cost flats in Johor Baru, some 4,000 residents have slammed the ministry as the problem has not been resolved. Some residents complained of having to take the stairs in their apartment building, which … Read more

‘Improve public transport system with B40 in mind’

PETALING JAYA: There needs to be a rethink of the country’s public transport system if Malaysians, especially the B40 group, are to better manage their finances with the increase in the cost of living. University Technology Sarawak Prof Dr Wan Nor Azriyati Wan Abd Aziz said Malaysia’s public transport system is not helping the B40 … Read more

Ministry allocates RM10m for rural B40 community

PETALING JAYA: The Rural Development Ministry has allocated RM10 million for an Income Enhancement Programme for the rural community as well as ensure food supplies for the country. Its Deputy Minister I Datuk Sri Abdul Rahman Mohamad (pix) said the concept of the programme under the ministry’s agencies will be developed and include strategies to … Read more

What first-time voters in Johor want

PETALING JAYA: Better job opportunities and party hopping are among the issues first-time voters want addressed in the upcoming Johor state election. Fareez Syimeer said he wants the “party hopping” practice in Malaysian politics to stop. The 25-year-old mechanical engineer from Johor Baru said another concern he had for Malaysia is job availability. “I believe … Read more