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Johari clarifies rent-for-now proposal
DAP cafted loophole through which Tony Pua could escape responsibility consciously subverted official account,This is a political crime, all the more heinous for having been committed by KiniTV and Malaysiakini.A short video was broadcasted by KiniTV on March 30, 2017 which captured part of a public dialog session at the Finance Ministry hosted by me and Khairy Jamaluddin on the economic aspect of the TN50 initiative of the prime minister.
I was wrongly portrayed by KiniTV as urging Malaysians not to purchase houses for their accommodation but encouraging Malaysians to continue to rent instead.
For clarification, I was merely throwing up the idea of renting houses or accommodation to fellow Malaysians until such a time that they are in a position in their life or career where they are actually ready to commit to such a big financial responsibility.
It is the culture amongst Malaysians, upon entering the workforce to commit themselves to two big financial burdens: 1) purchase of automobiles, and 2) purchase of accommodations.
Whilst the financial commitment for an automobile may last up to nine years, the financial commitment for accommodation can last up to 30 years.
Thus, Malaysians tie themselves up to such a financial burden at such an early stage in their life when they should actually and ideally concentrate in developing their careers instead.
By freeing themselves from having such burdensome financial commitments, they could instead enhance their job mobility by exploring opportunities at other work places, seek or change to different careers or develop their entrepreneurship by starting their own business or enterprises.
No stigma in renting
In more advanced economies such as European countries, the percentage of house ownership is much lower than it is in Malaysia as the cultural mindset is different.
There is no stigma to renting family accommodation throughout their lives instead of being burdened with financial-repayment responsibilities of home ownership.
In Germany, for instance, the percentage of the population who are house owners is at 41 percent whereas in Switzerland is lower at 38 percent.
If we were to look at Greece, where the population are currently facing economic hardships, the home ownership is very high at 73 percent. Burdensome financial commitments are cited as part of their economic woes.
If we were to proceed to live up to the aspirations of TN50, we need, as part of the process, to change our outlook of life and the way we do things in the country.
The concept of long-term rental of accommodation is only one of the many ideas that Malaysians should consider. At the end of the day, Malaysians themselves should evaluate their own living situation to see what will work best to be part of the progress of the nation.
Those who can afford to buy house at early age, by all means, no one can stop you from doing that. As for the government, we will continue encourage developers to develop more affordable houses and embark on rent to own concept.
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With loads of self-congratulation. Then eager eggheads sat down to set policy into language that could buy advocacy from media and support from the legislature. But if the process entered the third, or worse fourth, it was overtaken by uncertainty, spluttered and shuffled before the withdrawal symptoms arrived.
Ever since ideology committed suicide in the early 1990s, those in DAP have sought to fill the vacuum with eager eggheads ideas. Most ideas were perceptive and prescriptive; some were even brilliant. The flexibility was exhilarating after too many decades of doctrine born in an open mind but killed by a closed one.Pragmatism became politically correct. But a serious problem was soon evident: it was difficult to make ideas work without a framework. The patterns of democracy encouraged spasmodic birth but hindered growth. Politics eroded the time necessary for nurture.
It is entirely within the logic of turbulent democracies that a dream run should be interrupted by a wake-up call. It might be pertinent to note, in this context, that dreams are best shaped into reality with the help of daylight. Among the dangers of darkness is that it obscures the bumps on that twisting road to economic regeneration. Those who know are aware that, as master of the long game, he is not going to be deflected by the short pass; he will absorb the stumble and restore the stride towards that horizon.
Johari Abdul Ghani defined his vision for office at the start of his very interview with Tv3 This is why Johari argues for government agencies like Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Federal Territories Ministry to focus on rebuilding old government flats in prime areas solely for the low-income earners.
He said old government flats such as the Pekeliling Flats and Sri Pahang Flats in Bangsar were good examples of government housing meant for the urban poor and should be developed for the poor.
“I personally do not have any issue with the joint ventures between DBKL and private developers when it comes to developing strategic land in Kuala Lumpur belonging to DBKL.
“They need to maximise the value of such land and develop it according to the Draft KL City Plan 2020,’’ he said.
“Notwithstanding my support for the above, when such joint ventures are for the purposes of re-developing existing Kawasan Perumahan Awam (public housing area), I would want to see such re-development not causing DBKL to neglect its social obligation in providing housing for the poor of the city,’’ Johari said.
He cited several examples of ageing government housing units in Bandar Tun Razak, Wangsa Maju, Bukit Bintang and Titiwangsa which had the potential to be re-developed with higher plot ratio and density and with bigger space.
“This will allow the city’s real poor to continue to reside within the city centre and provide essential services as part of the city’s workforce,’’ added Johari.