Justice For All Malaysia

Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide disaster: Forest Land is NOT state land

Posted on: December 13, 2008

By virtue of the Land Code Act(Act 56 of 1965) & Regulation:

State land means all land in the State (including so much of the bed of any river, and of the foreshore and bed of the sea, as is within the territories of the State or the limits of territorial waters other than

(a) alienated land

(b) reserved land

(c) mining land

(d) any land which, under the provisions of any law relating to forests (whether passed before or after the commencement of this Act) is for the time being reserved forest

And Federal Constitution, List II State List

3. Except with respect to the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, agriculture and forestry,
including –
l (a) Agriculture and agricultural loans, and
l (b) Forests.

Following the Landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa, the Pakatan Rakyat led Selangor State Government was right in insisting that the whole water catchment area of Bukit Antarabangsa was not under the jurisdiction of the State.

On 21 July, 2003, Datin Paduka Dr Halimaton Saadiah binti Hashim, the then Pengarah Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Negeri Selangor submitted a report warning the then State goverment leadership of the dangers of development in areas under study in Selangor.

The report says:

“LAPORAN PEMERIKSAAN BAGI RANCANGAN STRUKTUR NEGERI SELANGOR” mengandungi hasil pemeriksaan yang dijalankan bagi seluruh Negeri Selangor, di bawah peruntukan seksyen 7 Akta Perancangan Bandar dan Desa 1976 (Akta 172), di mana Pengarah Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Negeri (disebut Pengarah Negeri), dikehendaki menjalankan satu pemeriksaan bagi negerinya mengenai perkara-perkara yang dijangka mungkin menyentuh pemajuan atau perancangan pemajuan negeri itu.   Pemeriksaan bagi Negeri Selangor di bawah peruntukan ini telah dijalankan pada tahun 2001-2002 dan laporannya telah diluluskan oleh Jawatankuasa Peancang Negeri (di sebut Jawatankuasa) pada 3hb Julai 2003, mengikut keperluan Seksyen 8 Akta 172

One of the areas under study was Ampang Intake – which includes Bukit Antarabangsa as water catchment area.

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