Sarawak recognises rights to NCR land

Jamilah (third right) presents a land title to a recipient.

KUCHING: The state government has always recognised the rights of its people to their Native Customary Rights (NCR) land.

Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu said this is particularly so when a valid claim is made according to the law.

“The survey and issuance of NCR land titles have been implemented by the state government since the 1960s.

“Fifty years on, the government introduced a new NCR land survey initiative in 2010 in which the process is done in two stages.”

Jamilah said the first stage involved a perimeter survey under Section 6 of the Sarawak Land Code (SLC) while the second stage involved an individual lot survey and issuance of land titles under Section 18 of SLC.

She said this when officiating at the presentation of Native Communal Reserve gazette presentation under Section 6 of SLC as well as land titles under Section 18 of SLC at Dewan Mahligai Gading, Lundu last Thursday.

Three villages received the gazette under Section 6 of the Land Code. These are Kampung Rayu Melayu, Kampung Rayu Iban and Kampung Sg Limo while there were 25 recipients for land titles under Section 18 of SLC.

Among them are villagers from Kampung Siru Melayu (six), Kampung Siru Dayak (six) and Kampung Bajo Bergantong & Sg Batu (12).

Jamilah said another 110 land titles under Section 18 would be handed over in stages on April 20 and 21.