Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Adenan: Perimeter survey can help settle disputes


JUBILANT MOOD: Adenan (standing fifth left, front row), Azmi (third left) and Abdullah (fifth right) celebrate with the recipients after the presentation of NCR land titles.
by Geryl Ogilvy Ruekeith. Posted on March 14, 2011, Monday
LUNDU: The on-going  native customary rights (NCR) land perimeter survey conducted by the Land and Survey Department in stages across the state should be able to help settle land territorial disputes among the people.
Special Advisor in the Chief Minister’s Department Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem said yesterday that once the NCR land had been surveyed and issued with titles, the rightful owners of the lands would be those whose names appeared in the titles.

“With this, nobody else could claim rights to the plot as stipulated in the Land Code.
“What the government is doing now (perimeter survey) will help solve such disputes. The perimeter survey would be done throughout the state consistently and in stages.
“Many NCR land titles have been issued and some are in the process of being issued. Don’t worry. Everybody would get his or her NCR land title once the survey has been done.
“The people are worried if their land would be surveyed,” said Adenan, who is Tanjung Datu assemblyman, when officiating at the Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra) Bajo, Lundu NCR land title presentation ceremony here.
During the event held at the community hall, a total of 315 titles involving 300 hectares were presented to villagers from Kampung Bajo, Blungei and Pandan.
“What we are doing today is a continuous effort to help the rakyat,” he said.
Adenan said there was also a scheme to survey the land perimeter on a communal basis if it (currently) could not be surveyed individually and the land would be gazetted under Section 6 of the Land Code.
Kuching Land and Survey Department officer Abdullah Julaihi, who spoke earlier, said the department was targeting to present land titles to another 4,814 people involving seven areas in Bau and Lundu districts after the completion of the perimeter survey there by the end of this year.
The seven targeted areas include Jagoi, Krokong and Stunggang.
Lundu District Officer Azmi Bujang was also present at the presentation ceremony.

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