Johor sultan moots converting Orang Asli land into sultanate property for protection

SULTAN of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar has proposed for the Orang Asli land in the state to be converted into sultanate land.

He said this would ensure better protection for the land.

“The Orang Asli area and its boundaries have been determined by the state government since the time of the late Sultan Abu Bakar.

“Apart from the Sultanate Land Enactment, existing enforcement should also be intensified against any misconduct,” said Sultan Ibrahim on Facebook last night.

He said measures must be taken to prevent the Orang Asli from being exploited and their land encroached upon.

 “The Orang Asli in Johor are well looked after by the government. They are provided various facilities such as roads, housing, schools and surau. Some Orang Asli settlements also have internet facilities,” said the ruler.

“However, there are irresponsible parties who take advantage of this group, exploiting them to carry out illegal activities.” – Bernama, March 25, 2023.

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