This news is from The Star Online – published on 20 Sept 2017.
The dream of owning a brand new house finally came true for three low-income families thanks to the 1Malaysia People-Friendly Homes (RMR1M) programme.
Three of them received the keys to their new homes in Kampung Cik Zainal, Chemor, from Ulu Kinta assemblyman Datuk Aminuddin Md Hanafiah at a handover ceremony, last week.
Among the three recipients who received the key was factory worker Nurul Syuhaidah Johar, 28. She said her family had been waiting for the day since they submitted their application for a home four years ago.
“Sadly, she passed away recently. It was her wish to own a good home,” she said.
Nurul Syuhaidah said she will now stay in the new home with her 21-year-old brother.
“I’m thankful that the home is finally completed and we have a new place to move in to now,” she said.
Another recipient, clerk Azrul Zaimi Mohd Ali, 33, said he will be living in his new home with his wife and six-year-old son.
“We used to stay in a rented house that cost RM350 a month.
“Although the rented house was quite okay, we still dreamed of owning a home instead and I’m glad that I can under this programme,” he said.