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The question of housing (Part 1): Understanding the problem: By Zairil Khir Johari | July 16, 2012 The Malaysian...

By Zairil Khir Johari | July 16, 2012 The Malaysian Insider JULY 16 — As far as Penang is concerned, housing has become a hot button issue. Critics are aplenty and everyone, from the locals at the kopitiams to the expatriates at the cocktail bars, seems to have an opinion on it. However, before lamenting about the housing situation in Penang, one first needs to understand it. The general grouse is twofold. Firstly, it is said that housing prices are exponentially increasing with no signs of a slowdown. Secondly, complaints are heard that there is not enough housing to cater for the lower-income groups. The fear is then raised that the shortage of low-cost housing coupled with ever-increasing property prices will eventually drive people out of the state, especially from the island. Now, the first contention is admittedly true. There is no denying the fact that property pric...

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