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LAST_UPDATEMon, 23 Jul 2018 8pm

Johor Gov't Never Appoint RMMJ Agents

JOHOR BAHRU -- The state government has never appoint any agents or individuals to get payments from the public to acquire the Johor Affordable Homes (RMMJ) for hire purchase or other types.

Johor Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman said the reminder was made after nine individuals became victims of the RMMJ quota scam recently.

“The state government through the Johor State Secretary’s Office (SUKJ) only issues SLMR in the form of certificates.

“As such, a police report has been lodged as soon as SUKJ staff detected a forgery of the SLMR from the victims who came to the SUKJ office for housing matters,” he told a news conference after a working visit to the Johor Risda office here today.

He said in the case, every victim was allegedly asked to pay RM5,000 to book the RMMJ and upon payment, the victim would be given a SLMR letter purportedly to qualify them to get the quota.

However, he said the Housing Division of the Johor State Secretary’s Office had never asked for payment from the public to book RMMJ or issue SLMR in the form of a letter as were obtained by the victims.

Dzulkfely said a check on the case revealed that the SLMR forgery involved a two-storey RMMJ housing project cluster worth RM150,000 million at Setia Business Park II, Johor Bahru, here.

Meanwhile he said the government had approved the balloting system for the Johor Public Housing (PRJ) distribution.

The method would be used for the first time to undertake the projects in Taman Bandar Putra, Segamat involving 101 housing units priced at RM80,000 each and in Taman Daiman Jaya, Kota Tinggi comprising 233 housing units priced at RM42,000 each.

--BERNAMA