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Land Renewal Premium -- Cut-Throat Rate

I read in the papers quoting the Sarawak Chief Minister as saying that the land renewal premium is cheap, only RM200.00. Is the CM trully ignorant of the new land policy or is he pretending to be ignorant?

Under the new land policy, for agricultural land situated in area classified as "country land", renewal premium is RM200.00 per acre.

However, for agricultural land situated in area classified as "suburban land", renewal premium is 25% of the market price of the land or if the land is fully cultivated, 5,000.00 per acre

For agricultural land situated in area classified as "town land", renewal premium is 25% of the market price of the land or if the land is fully cultivated, 10,000.00 per acre.

As the Minister of Resource Planning whose port folio includes land in Sarawak, the CM could not have no knowledge of these rates. Why did he mention only the RM200.00 renewal rate?

Land belongs to the people. The government is merely the manager engaged by the people …

Budget Alocation for Chinese Schools; Penang Government Can, Why Sarawak Government Cannot?

This is my letter to the First and Second Finance Minister seeking for allocation of fund for Chinese School.


Date: 3rd October, 2008


1. YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
Minister of Finance
c/o. State Financial Secretary’s Office
17th & 18th Floor,
Wisma Bapa Malaysia,
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching By Fax & Hand
082-442355

2. YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh
Second Minister of Finance
c/o. State Financial Secretary’s Office
17th & 18th Floor,
Wisma Bapa Malaysia,
Petra Jaya, 93502 Kuching By Fax & Hand
082-442355

Dear Sir,


Re: Allocation of fund for Chinese Primary Schools &
Chinese Independent Secondary Schools
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I write to appeal to your Ministry to include in the Sarawak State Budget 2009 which will be tabled in the coming Dewan Undangan Negeri sitting, an allocation of development fund for Chinese Primary Schools and grant for Chinese Independent Secondary Schools.

For years, the Chinese community has been calling on the gove…