SHAH ALAM, 7 FEB: The Selangor State Government will be asking the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to provide special allowances to employees who are experts on land affairs.
Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the allowance should be given after PTG held a skills and education course, accompanied by a certificate, to employees.
“I want civil servants to have broad skills and capabilities. We provide them with knowledge and with that knowledge, they can carry out a variety of tasks.
“If they pass, we provide allowances. In Selangor, we govern transparently, even more so in matters concerning land.
“We have resolved many issues raised concerning land. For example, we managed to complete the abandoned housing projects in Bukit Botak and Alam Perdana at Puncak Alam. Also, (we have solved) the problem of failure to settle premium payments by a handful of developers within the prescribed period.
“Therefore, they need to learn how we govern an solve these problems. They should also learn something new, for example, the usages of technology and so on,” he said when officiating the state Land Management Workshop, 2008-2012.
Also present were; the Director of PTGS, Datuk Kamarulzaman Jamil and Selangor’s Welfare, Women’s Affairs, Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture Exco, Rodziah Ismail.
He added that with this approach, employees can learn and change administrative ways practiced by the previous State Government.
“Now, we have entered into the stage of fully solving problems of land ownership and land administration as a whole, not just partially.
“Although it is not easy for the to understand land law, it is a criteria that will enable them to carry out duties systematically,” he said.