Public looking at the scale model of 1Malaysia Civil Servant Housing Scheme (PPA1M) Bukit Pinang project in Kampung Padang Tembak. Pix by Amran Hamid

POKOK SENA: Kedah civil servants regard the 1Malaysia Civil Servant Housing Scheme (PPA1M) Bukit Pinang project in Kampung Padang Tembak here as a blessing.

Alor Setar City Council employee Juliana Shuib, 32, said the project, which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Sunday would help to fulfil her dream of owning a home.

“I have yet to own a house and I am looking forward to the project. I am really thankful to the government for bringing the project to the locals here,” she said.

SMK Kepala Batas principal Asri Mansor, 53, said the best part of the PPA1M project is that the houses are offered at a cheaper price compared to the market value.

“The market price of a terrace house built by a private developer in this area is sold at about RM300,000 so we are grateful that the PPA1M homes will be sold at a cheaper cost.

“This project proved that the government really takes care of the civil servants,” he said.

SMK Dato’ Syed Omar principal, Mustaffa Ahmad, 54, was also all praise for the government’s RM35,000 subsidy to PPA1M buyers.


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, and Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid at the 1Malaysia Civil Servant Housing Scheme Bukit Pinang show house. Pix by Amran Hamid

“This subsidy is a blessing for civil servants to own a home, especially those with young families,” he said.

The PPA1M project today involves three phases of mix housing schemes with prices ranging from RM173,560 to RM355,360.

The first phase will involve 183 units of double-storey terrace houses.

The second phase will consists of four 10-storey apartment blocks with 504 units, a two-storey community building with nine shop lots, cafetaria, kindergarten, multipurpose hall, library and a surau.

As for the third phase, it will see the construction of 172 units of double-storey terrace houses.