Move to ensure bumis have assets

(Bernama) – The Government will build more affordable housing to ensure the bumiputra do not lag behind in non-financial assets, said the Prime Minister.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said this would be implemented under the third focus of the Bumiputra Economic Empowerment measures.

“The affordable housing will be increased through Syarikat Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia (PR1MA), Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad and state governments nationwide,” he said.

Last Saturday, Najib announced new measures and strategies to strengthen the bumiputra’s economy under the Bumiputra Economic Council, to be established and chaired by him soon.

That council will replace the Bumiputra Agenda Action Council in implementing the five main strategies of the empowerment measures.

One of the strategies is to handle the issue of bumiputra who still lagged behind in ownership of non-financial assets such as homes, industrial premises and commercial complexes.