Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Selangor Uses Provisions of Section 425 National Land Code

Mar 16th, 2009 | By nizam | Category: News

SHAH ALAM, Mar 16 - The state government today has decided to use the provisions of Section 425 of the National Land Code and laws under the local authorities (PBT) to settle problems relating to illegal building of squatters, places of worship and certain party buildings on state government land.

Dato’ Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said based on this decision, enforcement parties comprising of land administrators and PBTs have been given instructions to take action on cases which have been identified.

He said, 258 cases have been detected involving 23 squatter homes, 220 houses of worship and 15 party buildings, built without authorisation by the state government.

Hence he said, the state government had set up a Subcommittee on Non-Muslim Houses of Worship which will handle both existing and new cases or applications.

“We have also drafted policies whereby demolition of non-muslim places of worship first must be referred to the state authority,” he said in reply to Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei (PKR-Sri Muda) on actions that have been and will be taken by the state government in settling this issue.

He added, the state government would continue to enforce related laws such as the National Land Code 1965 and National Forestry Act 1984 (1993 Amendement) to prevent further trespass and development on government lands.

“We have also decided to create an information management system on government-owned land, to ensure easier detection and monitoring of these lands,” he said.

He said, where trespass involved government lands which had a high source of sand the state government would provide additional mechanismes under the Program Rakan Pasir and freeze permits for sand with the exception of Kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd. - MURIZA ABDUL HAMID

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