Essay on The First Malaysia Plan (1966-1970)

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INTRODUCTION
The First Malaysia Plan (1966-1970) was officially introduce Low-cost housing in “to promote the welfare of the lower income population” (Economic Planning Unit [EPU], 1965, p. 182), and implemented through the State with financial assistance from the Federal Government. Most of the low-cost housing was constructed to resettle squatter settlements in urban areas, and for renting purposes during the First Malaysia Plan, (Aziz, 2007; EPU, 1965). As reported, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had state that an extimated 38,000 squatter families are still occupying state government land and private land. The land that is suppose used to economic development in Sabah but the squatter hinder the process. This is showed that
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INTRODUCTION
The First Malaysia Plan (1966-1970) was officially introduce Low-cost housing in “to promote the welfare of the lower income population” (Economic Planning Unit [EPU], 1965, p. 182), and implemented through the State with financial assistance from the Federal Government. Most of the low-cost housing was constructed to resettle squatter settlements in urban areas, and for renting purposes during the First Malaysia Plan, (Aziz, 2007; EPU, 1965). As reported, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman had state that an extimated 38,000 squatter families are still occupying state government land and private land. The land that is suppose used to economic development in Sabah but the squatter hinder the process. This is showed that squatter settlement still a major problem in Sabah and will bring a problem to construction development in Sabah. Eventhough there are various programmes implemented by the Malaysian government together with private sector to provide houses for the low incomes families but the squatter settlement continue to grow. This issues due to inefficient allocation system. The squatter problem in Sabah can be solved by providing more low cost housing under PPR units through efficient and transparent allocation system.

BACKGROUND PARAGRAPH One of the main roles of MHLG is to create harmonious and better livelihood for society through the provision of adequate, proper housing and must equipped with social and recreational facilities. The government