Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We'll resolve land ownership issue within 2 years if...

We'll resolve land ownership issue within 2 years if SAPP is given mandate

RANAU, Dec 13, 2011: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) said it will resolve land ownership issues in Sabah within two years if given the mandate from the people to form the State Government.

Vice President, Japiril Suhaimin said SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee had shown that the party was capable in doing so when during his tenure as Chief Minister about 48,000 land application were processed and issued with titles.

"The land ownership problems in Sabah have been there for quite a long time and as though there is no solution to it," he said.

Responding to the statement by Rural Development Minister Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin that the main problem for small holders to get assistance from the government was due to their land status as only those with land title would be entertained.

In this respect, Japiril said SAPP would prove that its Land Reformation Policy that was launched on Nov 8 this year was not a mere political gimmick but aimed at assisting the people to uplift their social and economic status.

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