SHAH ALAM, 26 Nov: The state government has taken the approach to not issue a temporary occupation licence (TOL) until the use of the land is fully used by the land owner.
The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said that giving the TOL without proper planning will make it difficult for the state government to use the land for other uses such as road widening and construction of drains.
He said that there have been cases where the land is abused by owners and is given to other parties for rental purposes.
“There are too many people getting the TOL, however they actually do not use the land, especially in Gombak. When we give out TOLs, it shows that the state government is already committed to hand over the land titles.
“However, most of the licenses granted is then used for rental purposes and causes this matter to not be resolved, and the revenue for the state is very little,” he said during a debate session at the Selangor State Assembly session today.
In relation to that, Abdul Khalid said that the state government will set several rules regarding the issuing of TOLs to ensure that the land titles given will no longer be abused by 2014.
At the same time, he also informed that the state government will help the local authorities across Selangor to fund the clean-up of trash in villages.
“This is because most of the residents in rural areas sometimes do not pay local authorities to collect trash. We have to sit down together and see how the payments for the clean-up can be done,” he said.