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By Sakini Mohd Said

Home sweet home. The simple phrase is reflective of a person's need for a shelter that is more than just a roof over the head.

However, the rising cost of living and soaring property prices have made it difficult for the lower and middle-income earners to afford the dream home.

This five-part series will delve into the issue from several angles.

The first part details the struggles the low and middle and income earners undergo in the quest of finding a home.


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- What is it like to live in a 650 square feet (60.4sqm) home with 12 others?


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By Melati Mohd Ariff and Sakini Mohd Said

Home sweet home. The simple phrase is reflective of a person's need for a shelter that is more than just a roof over the head. However, the rising cost of living and property prices have made it difficult for the low and middle-income earners to afford the dream of owning a home. This five-part series will delve into the issue from several angles. The fourth part will look into the role of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) in handling the housing issues in Selangor.

SHAH ALAM (Bernama) -- Since its inception nearly 50 years ago, the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) has built 155,090 housing units with 85 per cent of them being low and medium cost houses.