Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has unveiled plans for the Madani Inclusive Housing pilot project, aimed at addressing the housing needs of target groups in Kuala Lumpur’s federal territory, major cities in Selangor, and Penang. This initiative will encompass the construction of 800 housing units, each designed to cater to the specific requirements of diverse target demographics.
During his presentation of the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP MTR) (2021-2025) in Parliament, Prime Minister Anwar emphasized the importance of housing as a key agenda that should not be compromised. He expressed concern over the rising costs of housing, which have placed a burden on the people. To address this issue, the government aims to increase its target for constructing affordable housing units to 500,000 during the 12th Malaysia Plan, leveraging both public and private sector participation.
As of the end of the previous year, Malaysia had already completed the construction of 108,373 units of affordable homes. Anwar further highlighted the need to transition from an ownership-based housing concept to a residence-based approach, ensuring that people can live securely and comfortably.
To facilitate home ownership, the government plans to expand the rent-to-buy scheme, allowing more target groups to purchase homes. Additionally, the initiative to provide rental housing for individuals with disabilities in major cities, already implemented in places like Johor and Selangor, will see further expansion.
The housing sector represents the second focal point in the endeavor to cultivate a prosperous society, enhancing people’s quality of life across various dimensions, including spirituality, health, social cohesion, and the advancement of the Madani society.
The 12MP MTR, themed “Malaysia Madani: Sustainable, Prosperous, High-Income,” encompasses 17 “Big Bold” measures, encompassing 71 main strategies and initiatives. These initiatives will serve as the primary catalysts for accelerating efforts to reform the nation’s socio-economic development, aligning with the aspiration of Malaysia Madani.