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DBKL seizes 80 PPR houses from delinquent tenants

Posted on 19 April 2014 - 06:16pm
Last updated on 20 April 2014 - 12:08pm

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has started taking action to weed out delinquent People's Housing Project (PPR) tenants by seizing their units.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said to date, 80 PPR units had been seized for numerous abuses.

"We have started taking drastic measures. We have informed the Kuala Lumpur mayor that if there were abuses, we will seize the units involved with immediate effect and cut their water and electricity supplies without notice," he told reporters after handing over the keys to the Bukit Jalil PPR units to 96 tenants here, today.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib was present.

Tengku Adnan cited the abuses as tenants not surrendering the PPR houses to the DBKL after their income exceeded the poverty level or had bought a house and rented out their units.

On the planned May Day rally against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other government policies, he said the DBKL prohibited the use of Merdeka Square.

"Merdeka Square is out of question, but we may consider Padang Merbok or other places," he said. –Bernama

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