KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — Federal Territory (FT) UMNO Youth will propose two main resolutions, namely on the cost of living and affordable home projects in the city, at the UMNO Youth Assembly this Wednesday.
Its chief, Mohd Razlan Muhammad Rafii said the issues were urgent and must be immediately tackled to assist the increasing number of poor urban dwellers.
He said, among others, the resolutions would include calling for affordable nurseries which charge less than RM300 a month, be set up.
Based on the analysis done by Federal Territory UMNO Youth, among the lower and middle-income group living in the city where both parents worked, the main problem was managing the children.
“According to our study, the minimum fee charged by nurseries in the city is RM500 per month per child. For families with two children, that would amount to RM1,000 a month, when the household income is less than RM5,000. This is definitely a burden for them,” he told Bernama, here, today.
On the issue of affordable homes in Kuala Lumpur, Mohd Razlan said Federal Territory UMNO Youth would urge the government to look at various aspects, especially the price of these homes.
“The affordable homes in Kuala Lumpur all cost at least RM300,000. At that price, there are many young people who cannot buy them,” he said.
He said the affordable home projects should consider the income of the bottom 40% group living in the city to enable them to buy property.
Under the government’s plan for the Federal Territories, 50,000 units will be built in Kuala Lumpur, 20,000 in Putrajaya and 10,000 in Labuan by 2020.