Land Code (Amendment) Bill benefits Sarawakians

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KUCHING: The passing of the Land Code (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) yesterday was another milestone in the state’s environmental preservation efforts and to be on par with other more developed countries in reducing the impact of climate change.

Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman commended the members of the august House for their understanding and approval of the Bill.

“It is a reflection of their awareness of the current state of the environment and their commitment to find ways and means to protect it,” he said in a statement.

“Climate change is real – its effects are already felt today and if we fail to do anything to address it, it would be the downfall of our generation,” he added.

Fazzrudin, who is also the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Deputy Youth Chief, congratulated the state government and the Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Department (Law, MA63 and State-Federal Relations) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali for the passing of the Bill.

He said there was no doubt that with the Bill, it ensures that the state’s rights pertaining to land are being safeguarded. The more comprehensive definition of “land” also puts our State Land Code consistent with the National Land Code.

“It would also mark the beginning of our efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emission by the year 2050 – starting by reducing emissions by the industries in Sarawak.

“I expect that the Bill, which was passed today, will benefit Sarawakians in the future – in terms of preserving the environment for the next generation and at the same time, generate revenue for the state,” he said.

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