The Johor government will seize Malay reserve land which had fallen into the hands of non-Malays.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin said several action plans would be enforced to seize land which rightfully belonged to Malays.
“This shows that we did not neglect our responsibility in defending or increasing the size of Malay reserve land,” he said to questions from Datuk Maulizan Bujang
(BN-Tiram), Ayub Jamil (BN-Rengit) and A. Aziz Ismail (BN-Senggarang) at the Johor state assembly sitting here yesterday.
However, he did not elaborate on what the action plans were nor the size of Malay reserve land which had changed hands.
Khaled said Johor had 432,157ha of Malay reserve land as of last September, compared with 87,536ha in 1957.
“In the Iskandar Malaysia economic region, the size of Malay reserve land is 23,517ha, compared to 1,921ha in 1957.
“These include land in Johor Baru and in Kulaijaya.
“This clearly shows that the acreage of Malay reserve land in the economic region has grown in size, and not the other way round.
“In fact, the size of Malay reserve land has grown by 12 times as compared to 1957,” he said.