State officials debate the issuance of land titles under the Malaysian Constitution

By Loghun Kumaran, 14 August 2018
photo credit: pixabay
photo credit: pixabay
There is nothing in the Federal Constitution that prevents the Perak state government from issuing permanent land titles to new villages, a Perak state official asserted today. State Education, Technology, Science and Environment Committee chairman Abdul Aziz Bari reiterated that the power to issue land titles lies firmly in the state’s hands. He also said there was nothing in the Constitution that said giving away freehold titles was illegal or prohibited. [ . . . ] This comes after Perak Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu reportedly said bestowing permanent titles to new villages would be against the Federal Constitution, during his winding-up speech in the Perak state assembly yesterday.
Read the full article here: Malay Mail


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