Well, we have been sent from one whirlpool into another.. many must be dazed but this one piece of news is one of the best I have heard to date coming out of a BN's representative. Chua Tee Yong... name sounds familiar? He is the son of Malaysia's pornstar... or wannabe but I dont give a damn... if he is a good leader I will support him.
Discounts should be for all low-cost house buyers
PRICE discounts given to bumiputras who buy houses should be revamped by offering the discounts to all buying low-cost houses, Chua Tee Yong (BN-Labis) said.
He added that it was illogical for rich bumiputras who could afford to buy houses costing millions to get them at discounts.
"The amount of the discount given is enough to buy low-cost houses.
"The discounts on house purchases for bumiputras should be opened to all poor Malaysians who want to buy their own houses," he said in debating the mid-term review of the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
On poverty levels, Chua questioned whether the present poverty level indicator (PLI) was still relevant in the wake of the increase in fuel prices recently.
"We are told that the poverty level will increase to 24% if it includes those having an income of RM1,500 per month.
"I hope that the Government will change the calculations on the poverty indicators and take into account the national inflation rates, which will reflect the right picture of poverty in Malaysia.
"The Government doesn't have to be ashamed of the higher poverty rate. More importantly, it should continue its efforts to reduce poverty and the impact of economic hardship on the poor," he added.
Chua suggested that the Government give direct cash subsidies to families with a combined income of less than RM1,500 per month.I remembered a group of businessmen in Penang rather the Penang Chamber of Commerce did propose this before but was shot down like flies... I wonder what will happen to Chua Tee Yong. The last statement however seem to be borrowing a leaf out of DAP's manifesto? No?