05 August, 2010


I refer to the reported statement in the Kedah State Assembly by the Housing and Local Government EXCO Datuk Ir Phahrolrazi Zawawi that the implementation of 50% Bumiputera Quota is still applicable for housing projects in Kedah, involving swapped Malay Reserve land.

The full statement can be obtained at:

Previously in December, 2009, the PAS-led Kedah government had agreed to defer the implementation of the 50% Bumiputera Quota for these housing projects. This was after numerous complains by Kedahans over the irrational policy over a period of more than a year.

However, with the recent official statement of the Kedah state government in the Kedah State Assembly, it is clear that the Kedah PAS-led government had not deferred the implementation of the 50% Bumiputera Quota.

This “flip flopping” is another example of Pakatan Rakyat’s inability to come out with stable development policy.

Pakatan Rakyat must understand that Kedah’s development would continue to be stagnated if they refuse to implement rational policy.

The PAS-led Kedah government must understand that their failure to boost the housing industry and related industry in Kedah would also indirectly affect the livelihood and income of Bumiputera in Kedah, such as Bumiputera housing developers, contractors, labours and other people related in the housing industry.

This matter has persisted in Kedah almost 2 years since PAS took over the state government.

The Kedah state government must now explain why they have decided to continue the implementation of the 50% Bumiputera Quota for these certain housing project. This is contrary to their earlier promise to Kedahans to defer this irrational policy 8 months ago.