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Monday, July 6, 2009

Kg Buah Pala land is a state matter

Land matters and the local government are directly under the purview of state governments, this is the Rule of Law in Malaysia which should not be questionable.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said, the Federal Government cannot interfere in the Kampung Buah Pala issue because land matters are under the purview of the respective state governments.
“Land is a state matter. If we are to intervene, it will create a major precedent for other similar cases.

“In fact, there are many other cases, and we will be asked to intervene in these other cases as well,” he said when asked to comment on the request by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng that the Federal Government step in to resolve the Kampung Buah Pala issue.

Lim had asked the Federal Government to consider paying back the cost of paying for Kg Buah Pala.

He added the state government could not afford to pay for the prime land as the sum was much higher compared to the original selling price of RM3.2mil by the previous state administration.

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