SEGAMAT: The first generation settlers of Felda Pemanis 1 and 2 can now heave a sigh of relief as they finally succeeded in getting their land ownership after almost 10 years of battling for it.
Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic) handed over the 5A notices to the 315 residents of the land scheme on Monday (Sept 26).
A recipient, Norehan Hussein, 37, a second generation of Felda settlers at Felda Pemanis 2, said she was grateful because she and her settler father, Hussein Abd Ghani, 70, and the other settlers have been fighting to get the ownership for so long.
"My father was among the people who had fought for this land scheme. What was once an empty land now has various infrastructure facilities.
"In fact, he was involved in various community activities here and also helped to protect the good name of Felda," she said when met at the Notice 5A presentation ceremony at Dewan Semai Bakti, Felda Pemanis 2 here Monday.
Also sharing her happiness was housewife, Nor Fadillah Jiran, 37.
"We did not give up in our effort to secure the land title. Thank God, this time our application was approved and we were given the 5A notice.
"I am determined to defend this land until the end of my life," she said.
Meanwhile, the Mentri Besar Office has allocated RM200,000 to recipients of the 5A notices aimed at covering the cost of land lot division apart from the construction of a new multi-purpose hall at Kampung Tengah Segamat valued at RM250,000 that can be converted into a relief centre for residents during floods.
In his visit to Sekijang near here yesterday, Onn Hafiz also handed over several allocations including RM250,000 for the repair of the SJKT Bandar Segamat; RM100,000 for the upgrading work of Pekan Jabi hall and RM100,000 to aid the Pertubuhan Hemodialisis Muhibah Segamat.
Also given allocation were four Chinese new villages in Sekijang totalling RM355,000. - Bernama