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Gan presses for abolition of affordable housing quota to BN parties

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The Johor opposition again called for the abolition of an affordable housing quota that is reserved for applications through BN political parties.

The state opposition leader Gan Peck Cheng said the system, known as the "Kuota Menegak Kerajaan" (KMK), only benefited intermediaries with political connections.

"Is the system fair to other citizens? What about those who have no relations or any interest in (political) parties or politicians?

"My opposition partners and I urge that the system is abolished because it is not transparent and fair, on the contrary, it is a hotbed for graft," Gan, who is also DAP's Penggaram assemblyperson, said while debating the state's 2018 budget in the Johor state assembly.

She said there had been 119,696 applications for the state's affordable housing schemes since 2013 but only 9,773 applicants or 8.16 percent were approved...

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