KUALA SELANGOR, 27 Mar: Under the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government, the decades of waiting for residents of Kampung Felda Bukit Cherakah to own land titles have finally been fulfilled.
The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim personally presented the 5A Form to 281 residents at the village mosque.
Resident, Torman Basri, 64, was clearly happy when his wait for over 22 years to own the land title was finally fulfilled in a short period of time.
“I wish to that the State Government for finally fulfilling my dream to receive the land ownership title after staying in this area for more than 22 years.
“We, the villagers, have applied for more than three times to receive the land rights since this village was developed. But today, it has been fulfilled. Even the premium price offered is reasonable to be paid by settlers like us,” he said.
The same feelings were shared by Faridah Hasbi Asari, 53, who described the granting of the 5A Form as proof of the State Government’s attentiveness towards the people.
“I am grateful and relieved for finally receiving what I have been waiting for. I wish to thank the State Government and the Kuala Selangor District Council for endeavouring to help residents to obtain the land title.
Meanwhile, Abdul Khalid in his speech stressed that the State Government will always ensure that any resident entitled will be given the land title of their homes.
He said after being given the 5A Form, residents need only pay a premium of RM1,000 to enable them to receive the grant.
“I hope that everyone is able to settle the premium payments. If they are not able to pay for it, we will ask them to work and give them a period of two months to pay. This land is for generations to come,” he said.
The 5A form is a land ownership grant from the State Government to a certain individual.
The forms can also be regarded as a conformation of land ownership by the individual with a premium of RM1,000 only.
During the era of the Umno-BN administration, recipients of the 5A form are required to pay a premium of at least 20 percent of the value of the land which caused there to be grant recipients from the low income group that had to refuse the grant as they could not afford to pay the high premium.
Also present was Kuala Selangor Member of Parliament, Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, the President of Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS), Noraini Roslan and Kuala Selangor District Officer, Mohamad Yazid Bidin.