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Umnoplots tobe seized over unpaidquit rent >Arrears amount to RM287,000 each, saysMB Meanwhile, the assembly passed the Supplementary Supply
‘Pukau’ conartist nabbed PETALING JAYA: A suspected con artist, who hynoptised her victims into parting with their cash and jewellery, was arrested after she was spotted by one of them. The 47-year-old Chinese national was said to have conned a 62-year-old woman of RM10,000 in cash and jewellery after hypnotising her with the help of two accomplices. Subang Jaya district police chief ACPMohammad Azlin Sadari said police were alerted to the citizen’s arrest of the suspect bymembers of the public at 7.45amyesterday. “The victim spotted one of the con artists at the Puchong Indahmorning market yesterday. A police teamwas rushed to the scene. The suspect was handed over to the police,” he said yesterday. Mohammad Azlin said the woman claimed that she fell victim to the three women “hipnotists” who hadmet her at the samemarket in July. Runawaybus: Cops seekwitnesses KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still trying to contact more witnesses to Thursday’s incident which saw a RapidKL bus damaging seven vehicles in AU2 Keramat and Jalan Ampang. Selangor Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Azman Shari’at said police need the witnesses’ statements to complete the investigation paper. “We are still attempting to locate a fewmore people so that their statements can be recorded to finalise the investigation. We will also be recording a statement from the bus driver,” he said. Meanwhile, DangWangi district police chief, ACP Shaharudin Abdullah, said police will expedite the urine screening process by the forensic laboratory.
to the two building owners, Osman said in his winding-up speech at the state assembly yesterday. The state government will take back the land if they failed to comply, he said. He said, the Johor Umno Building in Jalan Segget belongs toUmno Lama, and all its trustees had passed away. Umno Lama had been non- existent a long time ago, he added. “Umno Baru did not have
Enactment 2018 amounting to RM14.243 millionwhich consists of RM8.99million for the Johor State Secretariat, RM3.263 million for the Islamic Religious Department, RM1.540million for the SocialWelfare Department, and RM450,000 for the Veterinary Department. The state legislative assembly also approved to form three committees, namely Regulation and Standing Order of State
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KOTA ISKANDAR: The state government will take back two plots of landwhere two Umno divisional buildings are situated on if the party doesn’t settle its accumulated quit rent. JohorMentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian (pix) said the Umno Batu Pahat Building and Umno Tebrau Building are in arrears of RM287,000 of quit rent each. The state government would issue Form 8A under Section 130 of National Land Code
any registration on the building’s land title. That shows it has problems inmanaging its own assets,” Osman said. Assembly committee, State Accounting Committee and Rights and Freedomof State Assembly committee. Nga refutesUtusan report ongiving freehold status
this matter. DAPwill always facilitate and stay together with thementri besar in developing the state,” addedNga. This comes after DAP allegedly said Perak should go ahead in granting freehold status to newvillages, and disputed a statement by Ahmad Faizal on the constitutionality of doing so. Newvillages are usually identifiedwith the Chinese community. The scheme was started by British colonialists in their
was against the Federal Constitution.
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He said under the National Land Council’s (MTN) Specific Policy on Landholding for the NewVillage Areas, the leasehold period for newvillages was increased from 30 to 60 years. But Nga allegedly saidmatters on land ownership and grants were under the state and not the federal government orMTN. “I feel that it is not contrary to the Federal Constitution. The constitution has determined that
PETALING JAYA: Perak DAP chairmanNga KorMing (pix) yesterday denied claims by UtusanMalaysia that he andDAPwant to grant freehold status to newvillages. Nga told theSun that the claimwas not true at all. “I have never triggered the issue. When I was questioned by a press member from Bernama, I only said that the Pakatan Harapan government is committed to fulfilling the promises whichwere in our manifesto and these are the same words whichwere in PerakMentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu’s speech in the recent state assembly sitting,” he said. Nga slammedmedia reports whichwere intended to slander him. “I would like to stress that DAP is a responsible political party and never had forced or pressured Ahmad Faizal regarding
attempt to contain Chinese residents living near the edge of jungles, fearing theywould support communist guerillas. There are over 600 newvillages nationwide, with a large number of them in Perak. Ahmad Faizal had reportedly said that granting the 999-year lease to newvillages
land is under the jurisdiction of the state government, theMTNonly gives advice, that is all,” Nga said yesterday, as quoted by Bernama. He added granting freehold status would benefit all races, adding that it was something promised in PakatanHarapan’s manifesto.
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