KUALA LUMPUR: Interested home buyers should only source for 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA) projects from its official website or showrooms to avoid being cheated, says the Local Government Development Ministry.
Its Deputy Minister Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir said this was due to the presence of bogus agents advertising PR1MA units on social media.
“There are many trying to ‘confuse’ the public by putting up these advertisements on social media.
“I, myself have seen these posts and the matter should be reported to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) as it is a criminal matter.
“Don’t believe in third-party links on social media and only check official sites to prevent from being cheated,” he said when responding to a supplementary question by Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden (PN-Alor Setar) in Parliament on Wednesday (June 14).
The Alor Setar MP had raised the issue of bogus agents, with an individual in his constituency having cheated almost a hundred interested buyers of thousands of ringgit.
“The ‘agent’ was posing as a PR1MA representative and even using its letterhead,” he told the Dewan Rakyat.
To a question by Afnan Hamimi on the issue of defective PR1MA units, Akmal Nasrullah said there was a liability period where repairs were still under the developers’ purview.
“Buyers who have specific details on developers that do not want to cooperate during this defect liability period can raise the matter to the ministry,” he said.
Separately, Akmal Nasrullah said there were currently 86 PR1MA projects nationwide, with 54 completed, 22 under construction and 10 being planned.
“Units can only be handed over once the units are completed and receive the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC).
“The units will also be inspected to ensure they are in the best condition possible before handing over the keys,” he said.
In May, minister Nga Kor Ming also said all sick PR1MA projects are expected to be fully resolved by the end of 2024.
– The Star