Consumer groups call for transparent house buyer selection

By | March 28, 2014


PETALING JAYA: There must be transparency in the selection of qualified buyers and the final balloting under the MyHome Scheme, said consumer groups.

“We must hold true to the principle that whoever deserves a house (under the scheme) should get it regardless of race,” said National House Buyers Association honourary secretary-general Chang Kim Loong said.

“The Housing and Local Government Ministry should also ensure that buyers meet all the eligibility criteria for the loan before they grant the incentive,” he added.

Fomca secretary-general Datuk Paul Selvaraj stressed the importance of transparency in the selection process.

“We must ensure that those who qualify would be entitled to a house. The process must be transparent so that those who do not get the incentive or house will still feel the selection process was carried out fairly,” he said.

Paul added that the scheme would help more Malaysians, especially the younger generation, to realise their dream of owning their first home.

Chang commended the inclusion of a 10-year moratorium, which prohibits a buyer from re-selling or transferring ownership of the home unless it was transferred to immediate family members.

“This will make sure there will be no flipping of properties,” he said.

Property developer Mah Sing Group Bhd also lauded the scheme.

“We are keen to find out if we meet the conditions (to file an application for the scheme),” said its corporate communications general manager Lyanna Tew.

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