Borneo Post October 18, 2011, TuesdayMUKAH: It is very important for people to understand that the perimeter survey conducted under the New NCR initiative is meant to provide security of land ownership to the Bumiputera community under Section 6 of the Land Code, said Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office and Minister with Special Function Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem.
Adenan made the remarks in his speech at a ceremony to present the gazette under Section 6 of the Land Code to the Bumiputera community in Mukah Division held at Dewan Suarah Mesra Mukah here yesterday.
The function was also attended by Jemoreng assemblyman cum political secretary to the chief minister Abu Seman Jahwie, Daro assemblyman Dr Murni Suhaili, Land and Survey deputy director (administration) Sajeli Kipli, Land and Survey Mukah superintendent Awang Zamhari Awang Mahmood, Mukah Dalat District Council Walikota Ali Suhaili, PBB Youth information chief Abdul Aziz Adenan, heads of government departments and community leaders.
“Since it takes a long time to issue individual title under Section 18, the government decided to conduct perimeter survey under section 6 of the Land Code as the first of the two steps with two deliverables under the new initiative. The second step would require NCR landowners to determine the boundaries of their individual parcels of land within the gazetted communal reserve to enable Land and Survey Department to carry out individual survey for issuance of land title under Section 18 of the State Land Code,” said Adenan, stressing that the government will only survey land which are not under dispute.
Meanwhile, in his welcoming speech, Awang Zamhari confirmed that four NCR areas in Mukah Division located in Kampung Semop, Daro with a size of 228 hectares, Kampung Lemang Pek, Kampung Tengah and Kampung Pangtray in Daro district with a cumulative size of 245 hectares, Kampung Tian in Matu which has an area size of 136 hectares and at Matadeng/Selangau road in Mukah with a total area measuring 1,113.2 hectares have been gazetted as Native Communal Reserve under Sect 6 of the Land Code.
Copies of the gazette and plan indicating the precise boundary of the surveyed area were presented by Adenan to the 23 leaders representing their respective villages and longhouses at the function.
Awang Zamahari also confirmed that his department was currently in the process of gazetting four additional areas in Mukah where survey had been completed, covering some 255.7 hectares located at Kampung Penat, Kampung Sungai Alo, Ulu Sg Judan, Sungai Napeh, Sungai Alo and along Mukah/Balingian road; while survey work is expected to commence in two more areas at the end of November at Batang Serdeng in Daro and Kampung Sungai Kut Muara in Dalat.
He also confirmed that to-date, under the New NCR initiative, 31 areas thoughout Sarawak had been gazatted as Native Communal Reserve and that a total of 14 gazettes had been delivered to the respective communities — a clear testament that the government makes good its promise to give confirmation and statutory recognition to NCR land, which is an ongoing effort.