Putrajaya agrees to return idle, alienated land to states

Desmond Davidson

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim (right) with Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg (centre) and Sabah Chief Minister Hajiji Noor at the MA63 Implementation Action Council meeting in Kuching today. Anwar has said that the federal government will return alienated land that is unused to the states it was acquired from. – The Malaysian Insight pic, January 20, 2023.

STATE land, alienated to the federal government for the building of schools, health facilities, fire stations, police camps or military bases, will have to be returned to the state if there are no indications that it would be utilised in the next three months. 

This decision, agreed on at the Malaysia Agreement 1963 Implementation Action Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim today, applies to all states in the country even though the issue was pushed by Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg. 

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