Federal Land Commissioner has 5 years to develop land, failing which it must return land to State govt

Datuk Len Talif Salleh

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Nov 23: Since 2022, the government has implemented a new policy where land owned by the Federal Land Commissioner (FLC) will be subject to special development conditions that must be implemented and completed within five years from the date the title deed is issued.

In revealing this, Deputy Minister for Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datuk Len Talif Salleh explained that if the development fails to be completed within the stipulated period, the land in question must be handed back to the Sarawak government, as per Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Len Talif was responding to a question from Meting Maro assemblyman Razali Gapor on what is the government policy with regards to FLC land that is not developed by the federal government during the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting at DUN Complex today.

The deputy minister also told the august House that the old building of SK Beladin has been demolished and the Sarawak Education Department (JPNS) is currently coordinating the process of handing over the site to the Sarawak government together with the Department of the Director General of Lands and Mines (JKPTG).

Len Talif added that the land is being handed back to the State government since there is no plan for the development of educational institutions on the site in the future.

On SK Pusa, he clarified that the site which consists of three lots is owned by FLC.

“Since all the lots are still in use, the FLC has no plans to return the lots to the Sarawak government.

On the existing site of SK Kalok located in Lot 170, 224, 502, 503 Block 6 Sablor Land District and Lot 224 Pusa Town District, Len Talif said the land is currently still in use until the development of the new school site in Lot 1010 Block 6 Sablor Land District is completed, except for the one-room preschool in Lot 224 Pusa Town District will continue to operate at the old site.

“The old site of SK Kalok is government Land. Therefore, the school has been instructed to vacate the school site once SK Kalok is fully operational at the new site,” he said. — DayakDaily