KUALA LIPIS (Jan 25): The Pahang State government has so far failed to provide the right land for the development of affordable housing projects as requested by the Federal government, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
“I have been asking the State government to offer us the right land for the development of affordable housing projects. But the State government (of Pahang) has not given us the land as requested,” she told reporters after attending a traditional cooking competition at Kampung Sungai Koyan 3, here, yesterday.
She added that each State government had to present a suitable and strategic land location which had good infrastructural development and transportation system.
Meanwhile, Zuraida, who is also PKR vice-president, said the Federal government would not discriminate against the State government although it is an Opposition state.
“The central government is not like the previous BN (Barisan Nasional government). We will not cut the allocations that should be given to them.
Zuraida hoped that Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate M Manogaran would win the Cameron Highlands Parliamentary by-election this Saturday, as it will be the beginning and will set the pace for Pahang to be “conquered” by PH in the next general election.