Bank Negara Malaysia is having none of it. They are tired of people blaming them (too much) for the generally weak residential property market in the country. In its 1Q17 Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, BNM wrote housing loan approval rate over the past few years had not fallen, citing statistics that 74.2% of all applications were […]

Tony Pua (okay, okay, MP Tony Pua) raised an interesting issue in his blog. There, he expressed his approval for the build first and then sell later arrangement (build-sell) proposed by the Selangor state government in replacing sell while building arrangement (sell-build?).[1] While the build-sell model does have its benefits, namely having the potential of […]