Seminar to clarify Sarawak land policies

KUCHING: The Sarawak government’s land policies will be explained and deliberated upon at an upcoming seminar to be attended by 400 people from all levels of society.

The seminar, jointly organised by the Planning and Resource Management Ministry, Land and Survey Department and Angkatan Zaman Mansang, will be held in Bintulu on April 21 and 22.

It aims to enhance understanding of the state’s land policies besides getting feedback and suggestions from the participants on land-related issues.

Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Datuk Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the participants would include government officers, politicians, administrative staff and community leaders.

“We want to reach out to the public so that various issues related to land policies and the administration of land in the state can be properly understood,” he told a press conference here on Friday.

“At the same time, we welcome suggestions that can help us improve our policies,” he said.

He added that Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud would open the seminar and deliver the keynote address while six papers would be presented.

There will also be three forums on land policy, native customary rights land development and bridging communication gaps.

The speakers will include planning and resource management acting permanent secretary Datuk Len Talif Salleh, land development permanent secretary Chaiti Bolhassan, land and survey director Datuk Sudarsono Osman, state attorney-general Datuk Abdul Razak Mohd Tready and state legal adviser Datuk J.C. Fong.

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