|500 ACRES OF SEA LAND BEING APPROVED?|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:12|
PLAN.....Aerial plan of Pulau Mantukud Kinarut and the land applied for.
A LARGE piece of sea/land with an area approximately 500 acres in the Kinarut sea front surrounding a small island Pulau Mantukud has allegedly been applied by a company. Now according to a reliable source, it is pending for the issuance of the land/sea title from the Sabah Land and Survey Department.
The complaint received by the KKMP office recently. The people who brought the map and papers to MP Hiew King Cheu said they are puzzled over the reason and logic why such a beautiful piece of sea can be allowed to be taken away by some company for their private use and if not for big benefits.
The island is so beautiful and what will happen to it when the surrounding sea is finally reclaimed and forcing the island to lose its status as an island. The complainers also pointed out that according to their information in hand, the Sabah state government has consented to it and granted approval on the said land application.
They questioned how this can be allowed because the Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman has made clear that the sea is not to be applied for private purposes.
For sure the owner of the Pulau Mantukud (private owned land of about 50 acres) can object to someone applying and got hold of the sea surrounding the island. This in fact should be the first right to be given to the island owner for their purposes.
KKMP Hiew shared and agrees to the views of the people who brought up the issue. He said it is not normal for the government to approval such a big piece of sea land to a company for the private purpose. Secondly, the government did not care for the wellbeing of the island owner.
Thirdly, the piece of sea in that area is needed by the people in Kinarut and Lok Kawi, especially the housing estate and kampongs here. The people here also rejected and objected the sea to be taken away by private company for their own purpose.
Mp Hiew said this is contradicting to the decision by the government to conserve our environment and protect the shore line. The damages will be big if the 500 acres of sea is reclaimed. They have even objected the islands in Sabah to be sold recently for the same reason. The Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman should explain to the people the rational and reason for granting approval on the above mention piece of sea/land in Kinarut. (DAP Media)
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:13|