Masing: Wrong for non-natives to convert just to buy NCR land

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 25 Jan 2014

KOTA KINABALU: It is wrong for a non-native to convert into a native, just for the sake of buying native customary rights (NCR) land.

Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing said the state government was very steadfast on the situation.

"We even have a state Cabinet committee to look after NCR land to prevent any illegal transaction or dealing," he told reporters after officiating at the house-warming ceremony of a new 16-door Rh.Seli anak Nyambong in Ulu Lioh near Julau.

Accompanied by Julau MP Datuk Joseph Salang, Masing also commissioned the longhouse water and power supply projects.

"However, if they are legally married to a native, that is alright. There is the merit.

"But if they go for the conversion, just to acquire NCR land, this is wrong and should not be encouraged.

"I hope relevant bodies like the land and survey department, district or resident offices will be aware of any such act or attempt," he said. - Bernama


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