Kelantan land enactment strict and unique

KOTA BARU: The Kelantan government does not stop any quarter from implementing development projects in the state although its land enactment is strict and unique compared to other states.

State Local Government, Culture and Tourism Committee Chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said under the enactment, non-Kelantanese were only given 33 years ownership compared to 99 years for Kelantanese.

He said only the Kelantan Islamic and Malay Customs Council (Maik) and Kelantan State Economic Development Corporation (PKINK) were considered as anak

Kelantan (Kelantan born).

"Companies and cooperatives formed or registered in the state are not considered anak Kelantan. However, they can ask for flexibility by applying to the State Exco for approval," he told reporters here on April 22.

Takiyuddin was commenting on difficulty by the Malaysian Cooperative Commmission (SKM) to develop real estate in Kelantan due to strict and cumbersome conditions for land ownership.

Kelantan SKM director Wan Mohamad Sabri Wan Harun said it was in discussion with the state government for flexibility in ownership for members involved in real estate.

The Exco member said under the enactment, children of non-Kelantan bumiputras who marry Kelantanese are not recognised as anak Kelantan.

"Only their grandchildren who are termed as ‘second generation’ are regarded as Kelantan bumiputras who qualify for freehold ownership," he added. -- Bernama
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