IN June 2011, the Selangor government promised Petaling Jaya Old Town house owners they could renew their 99-year leasehold land titles for a mere RM1,000. What has become of this promise? And more importantly, is the renewal of leasehold land titles legal?
I HAD previously raised the issue of leasehold titles in Petaling Jaya (PJ) possibly being invalid and house owners being entitled to freehold titles based on historical records. The Section 4 Rukun Tetangga committee subsequently held a signature campaign and wrote to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for an appointment to resolve the […]
LEASEHOLD titles in Petaling Jaya (PJ) are a controversial topic. The expiration date of the lease and the high premium that needs to be paid to the Selangor government has caused revival of much of PJ Old Town, comprising Sections 1 to 4, to stagnate. In my research into the issue, I have found evidence […]
(© Steve Woods / sxc.hu) PETALING JAYA, 26 Feb 2009: Kedah’s 50% bumiputera housing policy only applies to properties built on Malay reserve land, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak clarified. He said the ratio was still 70:30 for non-Malay Malaysians to Malay Malaysians on freehold land. The 50% quota on Malay reserve land […]
PETALING JAYA, 24 Nov 2008: The Kedah government has aborted its proposed 50% housing quota for bumiputera and reverted to the original 30% following objections from several quarters. Kedah and Perlis Rehda chairperson Ricque Liew told The Nut Graph that Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak agreed in a closed-door meeting to drop […]