A-G’s Report: Probe how non-Malays given Malay reserve land


(The Star) – The Auditor-General has suggested that Selangor Land and Mines Department and district and land offices carry out an investigation to identify the causes behind the giving of ownership of Malay reserve land to non-Malays.

They should also look at how to prevent the transfer of ownerships of Malay-held land to non-Malays from further taking place and make appropriate cancellations and replacements of Malay Reserve lands, the Second Series of the 2013 Auditor-General’s Report said.

The report revealed that 24.08ha of Malay Reserve land in Selangor were now owned by non-Malays.

A review on 129 official search of the ownership documents found it involved 18 (13.9%) land ownerships in the Klang, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts.

This adversely affected the interests of Malays and the size of Malay reserve land which could be given ownership to the Malays was reduced, it said.

Based on a feedback, dated April 7, 2014, the Kuala Selangor District and Land Office (PDT) stated the owners of the land were non-Malays.

According to the Klang PDT, this took place because the land was involved in a demarcation process with the endorsement of Malay reserve land not included when new ownership rights were registered, resulting in transfer of ownership to non-Malays.

However, Klang PDT did not furnish proof to support the dealings in ownership transfer, according to the report.

The report also revealed that Malay reserve land in Ampar Tenang, Sepang and Sungai Lang, Sabak Bernam were occupied and worked on by non-Malays.

They opened food stalls, car workshops and constructed buildings on the Malay reserve land.