Follow the Law, Move to Hulu Selangor, Shepherds Told

SUBANG JAYA, NOV 5: Shepherds in Selangor have been asked to abide the law stipulated by the State Government to relocate their livestock to the land that has been provided in Hulu Selangor.

Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Miister), Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government had made a systematic planning in its endeavour to deal with the issue of their animals being let loose to graze on near housing areas.

‘They have to move where they will be given a piece of land. They will also be able to manage their livestock in an organised way.’

‘The State Government has initiated a program where more than 100 acres of land in Hulu Selangor have been designated for the said purpose.’

‘So far, there are more than 10 shepherds who have relocated their animals to Hulu Selangor’, he said during a press interview after the surrendering of title ceremony to the Lesteri Perdana purchasers here, yesterday.

Responding to the allegation made by a number of shepherds who claimed to have been served with a notice to move, Abdul Khalid said that a round-table discussion would be held with them to resolve the issue.

‘Some of them used to rear their animals near the reserved river. We no longer encourage that because there are several housing estates in that area.’

‘House owners also complained that the animals are causing nuisance’, he explained while adding that most of the shepherds do not have their own piece of land.

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