Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Perak Government Slams MCA For Belittling Move On Permanent Land Titles - Bernama

IPOH, April 16, 2008 (Bernama)

The Perak government slammed MCA for belittling the state government's move to give permanent land titles to all new villages and planned villages in the state.

Executive council for education, local government, housing and public transportation Nga Kor Ming said instead of belittling the move, MCA should call on state governments under Barisan Nasional to similarly give permanent titles to new and planned villages.

"What has MCA done to help the people in the new and planned villages obtain land titles all these years?" he told reporters after the state executive council meeting here Wednesday.

Nga said the state government had set up a special committee to study the matter to ensure the move was implemented in accordance with the regulations.

Menteri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin announced early this month that more than 60,000 villagers who had been occupying their land since 1948 would be given permanent titles as a gift for voting the DAP-PKR-PAS pact in the March 8 general election.

Nga also urged the Perak BN to decide whether the 349 local council members from the coalition would resign from their post.

"Some of them are willing to resign but others are not. We are confused by this conflicting stand," he said, adding that only MCA councillors had resigned from the post so far.

Those who have yet to resign are 131 from Umno, 53 from Gerakan, 35 from MIC and 10 from PPP, he added.

The rest of the councillors are civil servants.

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