Uggah names Xavier as the federal minister who wanted uniform land code

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah said he was referring to Water, Land and Mineral Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar when indicating that a federal minister wanted a uniform land code for the nation instead of three land codes each covering Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

Uggah, who is Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development, said Xavier made the remark following the Majlis Tanah Negara (National Land Council) meeting in Putrajaya last week, that it was unfair for the country to have three laws governing its land administration.

“Dr Xavier had remarked that it was unfair that the country should be governed by three laws in its land administration.

“He (Xavier) said it had the Kanun Tanah Negara. Then Sabah had its own Land Code. Sarawak too had its own Land Code,” said Uggah who attended the meeting representing the Sarawak government.

Uggah said he immediately interrupted Xavier from speaking and asked him to withdraw his statement.

“By his own very word, it seems Dr Xavier is insinuating that the country should have just one national Land Code covering all. If there is no such intention, why in the first place, did he brought it up in his remark?”

“That was why I immediately interrupted his speech and although it was rather rude of me to do, I had to stand up for Sarawak,” he said.

Uggah issued the statement in response to a PKR social media post challenging him to name the minister concerned to prove that he was not “creating something out of nothing”.

Source: The Borneo Post

Screenshot of The Borneo Post news on 11th December 2018

Lapa enda disukat terus ngena Sek.18 Kanun Tanah Sarawak?

Tu siti ari tanya ke suah endar dibaca kitai ba media sosial, serta minta disaut ari bala pemesai kitai bansa Dayak.

Aku pan baka kita maioh, deka ka tanah NCR kami serumah disukat ngena Sek.18 KTN.

Ukai bala pemesai kitai Dayak enda ituk minta serta nagih Jabatan Tanah Dan Servei Sarawak (JTS) ngambika sida iya nyukat tanah kitai ngena Sek. 18 KTN; tang penanggulka besai amat diatu ba JTS ianya sida iya enda cukup tubuh/staf tukang sukat.

Dalam siti Bahagian, nyampau aja mih tubuh sida ke tau nyukat tanah (ground work). Sida ke bukai, ke ba upis nya semina kakitangan pengurusan serta penguatkuasaan. Dini enda dipeda kitai baka ke maioh tubuh/staf sida.

Ambi ka chunto ba upis JTS Bagi Miri, enti semua orang asal minta tanah sida disukat ngena Sek.18, sigi enda ulih dibayangkan ni maia pengawa nyukat tanah nya ulih tembu. Nya pan enti nadai penyarut ba entara tanah siku-siku, ka suah endar didinga kitai nyadi.

Kitai suah endar ninga penyarut entara tanah entara diri menyadi, diri sebilik, tauka enggau urang bukai ka tau disebut kitai amat serius.

Enti bisi penyarut entara tanah, sida bala staf JTS sigi enda nganti kitai, tang ngagai menua bukai, ngagai bala ke empu tanah NCR ke nadai penyarut.

Taun baru tu ila, munyi ku jaku padah Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah maia aum DUN ke baru udah tembu, perintah GPS nengeri Sarawak ke betuaika Kepala Menteri YAB Datuk Patinggi Abang Jo udah meri belanja RM40 juta kena pengawa nyukat tanah NCR kitai dalam taun 2019 tu ila.

Perintah besai PH pan udah meri belanja RM21.5 juta bagi taun 2019. Kitai arap belanja tu ulih dianjung sida enggau lengkas.

Ditambah mega, nitihka jaku YAB Abang Jo maia Simposium Iban di Bintulu, dia staf JTS deka diserap ngagai kompeni private surveyor, kena nambahka tubuh bala tukang sukat di nengeri kitai.

Nya alai, kena kitai napi pemanah perintah GPS tu, kitai ba rumah panjai patut belabuh numbuhka Komiti Nyukat Tanah ngambika ulih berengkah ngerintis entara tanah dalam kandang rumah panjai kitai.

Enti bisi penyarut entara, kitai arapka ulih diputar enggau manah sebedau bala raban JTS datai ba menuo kitai.

PMPG Briefing for Political Secretaries

The political secretaries with Uggah and Talat at the briefing.

KUCHING, Wednesday 21 Nov – A group of 27 political secretaries to the Chief Minister today attended a special briefing on the amendments to the Land Code.

State Attorney General Datuk Talat Mahmood Abdul Rashid conducted the briefing.

It was held at the conference room of the office of Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah who was also present .

The Dewan Undangan Negeri had passed amendments to the Land Code  on 12 July, 2018 to address issues relating to Territorial Domain i.e. the Pemakai Menoa and Pulau Galau.

Uggah in his brief address earlier on, said the amendments benefited all natives and were major land  reforms.

“The natives must thank the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem and his successor Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg for their concerns, fullest support and commitments in coming up with them,” he said.

He also thanked Abang Johari for recently allocating a sum of RM40million next year  to continue with survey works on NCR land.

Uggah meanwhile particularly advised the secretaries to go to the ground to explain matters pertaining to the amendments which had either been twisted by certain people including politicians or were generally misunderstood by others.

He said the common perception that the government would use Section 6 of the amendments to usurp NCR land  was maliciously incorrect.

It could instead use the Section 47 but of course the owners would be fairly compensated, he said.