More than 182,000ha in Selangor gazetted as Malay reserve land

SHAH ALAM (Mar 21): Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim told the State Assembly here on Wednesday that 182,701.7ha have been gazetted as Malay reserve land in the state.

They are Sabak Bernam (69,129.4ha), Gombak (4,576.8ha), Sepang (9,146ha), Hulu Langat (13,237.5ha), Hulu Selangor (12,720.8ha), Kuala Langat (15,012.3ha), Kuala Selangor (7,474.5ha), Klang (9,123ha) and Petaling (1,093.2ha).

Abdul Khalid was responding to Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan) who had enquired on the acreage of Malay reserve land in Selangor during the question-and-answer session.

He said the lands were gazetted to prevent ownership transfer but owners wanting to develop their property could seek consideration to change the land status through a public hearing.

He cited the status change proposed on a Malay reserve land in Sekinchan covering less than four hectares, that had been occupied by a Chinese community for more than 30 years.

"A public hearing on the status change will be made to let the public know about the real situation," said Abdul Khalid, adding that the state government encouraged development of Malay reserve land as otherwise, their actual value would not be appreciated by the owners. — Bernama

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