Batu Caves, 23 Mar: The desires of residents from Kampung Nahkoda and Kampung Melayu Batu Caves Selatan to own land was finally realised and proves once again that the Selangor Government is attentive to the people’s demands.
This grant finally ended the wait of nearly 20 local residents who all this time had to fight to receive their rights although it was not realised many times by Umno-BN.
Muhammad Razali Abdullah from Kampung Bendahara was clearly happy with the premium price of RM1,000 charged by the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government.
“Alhamulillah we have finally received the land ownership rights which we have waited for almost 20 years. I wish to thank the Chief Minister (Tan Sri Abdul Khalid).
“We have long waited, but the process; we did not receive any news. Previously, we fought to get a low premium but we have waited a long time,” he said when met.
For Talib Shaari, also from Kampung Bendahara, various reasons were given by the Umno-Bn government, as well as political discrimination, had to be faced by him previously when applying for the title.
“The excuses may be political. When it was close to elections, they promised but it was never resolved. After Pakatan Rakyat (administered) for five years, the matter is finally resolved. Thank you very much,” he said happily.
Happiness was also expressed by Satiabama Thangaveloo, who is relieved that his dream to own the land has finally been realised.
They were all met after the Kampung Bendahara Ownership Presentation and the Presentation of the 5A Form Notice for Kampung Melayu Batu Caves Selatan here earlier.
In the ceremony which was executed by Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, a total of 18 people received the land ownership offer document, otherwise known as the 5A Form.
At the same time, 118 people received land grants.
Also present was the Selangor Housing Exco, Iskandar Abdul Samad, Gombak Member of Parliament, Azmin Ali, Selayang MP, William Leong and Batu Caves Assemblyman, Amirudin Shari.
In his speech, Abdul Khalid reminded the people of Selangor to take advantage of the RM1,000 premium for the land grant.
“The government also likes to own land. I have asked the District Officer and the village heads to descend and meet those who have yet to settle the payment.
“If they cannot pay, we will help them. If they do not want to pay because they don’t want the land, I am pleased because there are many in Gombak who want land,” he said.
In its first term, the Selangor PR Government has managed to give out more than 104,000 land grants to the people of Selangor.