CUEPACS PROPOSES HOMES BELOW RM250,000 FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

12 Jul 2013 11:19

SHAH ALAM, July 6 (Bernama) -- The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the federal and state governments to provide medium-cost houses, priced RM250,000 or below, to civil servants.

Its president, Datuk Omar Osman, said about 45 per cent of 1.4 million civil servants were still unable to afford homes due to price factors.

"This 45 per cent are still renting houses for between RM800 to RM1,500 monthly, although they have worked for five years. How much longer will they live like this?

"We want the medium-cost houses to be provided immediately to allow civil servants to live comfortably in their own homes," he told reporters after officiating the Union of Teachers in the Malaysian Education Service (Kongres) annual general meeting here today.

Omar said the move to provide affordable homes for civil servants earning below RM7,000 would indirectly improve their productivity and performance.

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