SYDNEY, March 19 – Australia’s success in building quality homes without a foreign work force may be studied for implementation in Malaysia.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Australia managed to build such homes using the Industrialised Building System (IBS).
“This may be a field where we can examine how Australia has achieved success.
“Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull commented that this is something that Australia could contribute to our country’s housing agenda,” he told Malaysian media yesterday.
Meanwhile, Najib said the Malaysian government was well treated by the Australian government despite several parties urging that he should not be given a special reception.
Alluding to former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, he said: “ … and whatever someone tried to do failed completely. Everybody knows he hated the Australians when he was prime minister.
“It’s true he hated Australia and he hated the Australian press, but now he is giving interviews to the Australian press.
“That’s another example of his classic U turn.
“I don’t think the level of Australian co-operation would be possible if he was still prime minister,” Najib added.