Court postpones decision in alleged wrongful land transfer case

TEMERLOH: The High Court has postponed to Aug 4 its judgement in a case where a farmer family claimed its land was given to another party through negligence of the authorities.

Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir, who was to have delivered judgement on Wednesday June 9 set the new date in chambers.

Lee Kok Seng, 32, and his father Lee Tiek Choon filed a statement of claim through Messrs Lim Khey Hoong & Partners on Feb 7, 2007, naming Liang Sang, Lee Ying Mun, Cheong Fit Lan and the Pahang director of lands and mines and the Raub land office as the defendants.

They claimed that part of a 4.271-hectare land in Sungai Klau, Raub, which they had bought with five other people in 1988 had been given to a third party without their knowledge.

They also claimed that they were given a temporary title by the director of lands and mines on Sept 24, 1999 but when the permanent title was issued in October 2001, it showed two different ownerships.

Both of them claimed that they were only given 3.271 hectares of the land while 0.8 hectares, cultivated with oil palm, was given to Liang who later sold it to Lee and Cheong.

They sought the court to declare that the transfer of the land by the director of lands and mines was invalid and should be nullified and for the land to be registered again in their names, as well as special damages of RM88,638
and general damages as the court deemed fit. -- Bernama
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