A lady is sneakily reading her boss's newspaper
Main news: SRP (Skim Rumah Pertamaku) launched by the Government
The lady's brain can only process these info:
Skim Rumah Pertamaku
For those who are earning less than RM3000 a month
Ok, that could be me; that's what the lady thought
They can get a full loan with a low interest payback scheme for the purchase for their first home
Full loan? Low interest? Ok, that's interesting enough
For houses worth between RM100,000 to RM220,000
The lady's reaction?
RM100,000 to RM220,000 only?!?!
Look, I'm not trying to be ungrateful or whatever
But only RM100,000 to RM220,000?!
Come on, be real
What type of house can you get for RM220,000 in the Klang Valley?
All I can think of is two or three (small) bedroom low-cost apartment
In Malay language, rumah pangsa
Or at best, a medium three bedroom apartment, but at a not-so-desirable location
What more RM100,000?
A PPR (Projek Perumahan Rakyat) house?
I don't know about other states
But I'm pretty sure, the range is still quite, err, unreasonable
Do the government think that the price of houses is still at the 80's to 90's price?
Their intention is good, but their way is not so.
If you want to help, find a way so that developer will not put exorbitant price on houses
Even at a location that is far from Kuala Lumpur or any other satellite cities,
the price is baffling
Want a reasonably-priced house? (Doesn't necessarily mean it's in the Skim's range)
Find it in Rawang, Bukit Beruntung, or perhaps Kubu Gajah
Or any other places similar to it
Or else, prepare to be disappointed
Just browse through the newspaper, Classified section, House for Sale
And you'll understand why I'm saying what I'm saying
Thanks to the Government, the lady had a humourous and amusing morning that day