Sabah State Assembly in session. Photo: Bernama

KOTA KINABALU: The Department of Native Affairs is sending out in stages appointment letters to eligible candidates for the posts of Village Head, Native Chief and Native Chief Representative.

Speaking at the State Legislative Assembly sitting here Tuesday, Sabah Law and Native Affairs Minister Datuk Aidi Mokhtar said the appointments will go through a vetting process by the district Customary Chiefs Vetting Committees.

Replying to a question from Julita Majungki (PBS-Matunggong), Aidi said the role of these committees was to ensure that the recommended candidates were qualified.

On the creation of kampungs, Aidi who is Pantai Manis State Assemblyman said each kampung must have 50 homes, 250 residents and an area which is free of gazette for other use.

He added that each application has to go through the district office. – Bernama