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Land lease period in states can be extended to not more than 99 years

KUALA LUMPUR: The state governments can now renew the period of leaseholds to not more than 99 years on leasehold land to applicants renewing their existing land lease before their expiry.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this was contained in the guidelines that guaranteed the "renewals" or "extensions" of the period of leaseholds that had been agreed upon at the 66th Meeting of the National Land Council, here on Wednesday, Dec 1.

He said the implementation of this policy would fulfill the aspiration of the people who were previously worried that they would lose their land.

However, the new lease would only be granted if the land concerned was not required by the government for public purposes, he said.

Muhyiddin said the implementation of this policy was a guide to the state government subject to the six major conditions including that it was only applicable to land leases under the category "building" or "industry" or "agriculture".

"The landowners can apply at any time to extend their lease and were not bound to the remaining period of the existing lease," he said. — Bernama
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