06 January 2011

Commentary: land belongs to public.

Recently,  I stumbled upon an article wrote by Bavani M and Priya Menon in the Star and the headline  somehow catches my eye to scheme through the article ( not that intresting though but still eager to read). 

The article highlighted a dispute about a land which was alleged to be of public used but had been taken over by a developer to build a private property.and the next thing  that came across my mind is a big question mark. How can a public land possibly turns into a private property without prior approval by the said authority?? ( I am still new to land law by the way)

It was reported that the land was highly guarded by security personnel and dogs. Initially, it was a private land but was supposed to be handed over to the government. If it is true that the land belongs righfully to the government, then the authority should take serious action against the default party so as to curb wrongful encroachment of the land. They are reaping off profits and fruits from the land while others are biting their nails as consequence of the acts. While others might say : who cares aniway? it just a land for god sake. But to those developers, land is money. Without land, we cannot make money.

Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said action would be taken against the developer whose properties had encroached into government land. To date, there are  five bungalows for the developer’s family as well as several VIPs.

Memorandums were passed by the residents, various complaints have been made, yet no serious action was taken. The solution?  
The more you say, the less people remember- François Fénelon

                                                                                                                                          NHR signing off~

Source : http://www.starproperty.my/PropertyScene/TheStarOnlineHighlightBox/9387/0/0

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