Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hardcore poor who can pay for satellite TV and cars

Recipients of Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority’s (Risda) housing aid for the hardcore poor were found to have Astro television dishes and cars.

The Auditor-General’s Report said this had cast doubt on the eligibility of the recipients.

The report, which showed pictures of homes with satellite dishes and cars, said Risda had approved 6,033 out of 12,708 applications for homes under the hardcore poor programme up to December last year.