Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG)

Commonly known as the Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan (KPKT) in Malay term. Established on May 24, 1964 as the Ministry of Local Government and Housing. The Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Housing and Local Government on July 18, 1978, a result of merger between Ministry of Housing and Rural Development and the Department of Local Government. Main functions are provision of adequate housing for all citizens; planning and implementation of KPKT policies; setting up of local authorities; provision of efficient fire and rescue services; and strengthening and implementation of Town and Country Planning Act 1976. The KPKT official website features tribunal for homebuyer claims, housing loan scheme and legal clinic, prosecuted and find developers, complaints, licensing, recycle and solid waste and public cleansing management.
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions.
Website:   www.kpkt.gov.my/


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Guide ID: 1926 - Last Updated: August 16, 2013