Land Code amendment to be tabled in July DUN session

Jaul (right) symbolically presents the PMPG documents to Uggah after the closing of the PMPG conference a hotel in Kuching.

KUCHING, Jan 26: The state government will table the amendments to the Sarawak Land Code in the coming State Legislative Assembly (DUN) session in July.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said recommendations and proposals that has been presented during the Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau (PMPG) conference would be compiled and followed up on by a task force led by Deputy State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion.

This would then be presented to the state government as a guide to amend the Land Code before the tabling.

Uggah added that to ensure the amendments to the Land Code be ready before tabling this July, the state government had carried out a two-track programme. One was the establishment of a team led by state Attorney-General Datuk Talat Mahmood Abdul Rashid to ensure the necessary amendments to Land Court as well as auxiliary laws are ready for tabling by July.

“The second track is this conference which has been a big success,” he said during the closing of the PMPG conference at Imperial Hotel here yesterday.

Uggah (standing third left) flanked by Jaul (on Uggah’s left) and former Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang (standing at left) during a photo op after the closing of the PMPG conference at a hotel in Kuching.

Uggah said the main PMPG task force which he heads would continue to look through all suggestions and proposals as well as to study memorandums from the state government and various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to assist in finding solutions to complement the Land Code amendments.

“All the input we received have been very good and will be taken into consideration and presented to the government later.

“We are setting up a committee to be lead by Datuk Jaul to study all the input and make recommendations to the task force on the definition of PMPG in the direction to amend our Land Code to resolve the longstanding PMPG issues, so that PMPG will have the force of law and be recognised by the government,” he said. — DayakDaily