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WHAT IS LAND ACQUISITION?
APAKAH PENGAMBILAN TANAH?
The compulsory acquisition of land is the process by which the government acquires from private landowners their land which is needed for any public purpose or for a purpose beneficial to the economic development of Malaysia.

Pengambilan tanah secara wajib adalah proses di mana Kerajaan memperolehi dari tanah persendirian tanah mereka yang diperlukan untuk tujuan awam atau untuk tujuan yang bermanfaat bagi pembangunan ekonomi Malaysia.
HOW DO I CHECK IF MY LAND IS AFFECTED BY GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION?
BAGAIMANA SAYA MEMERIKSA JIKA TANAH SAYA TERLIBAT OLEH PENGAMBILAN KERAJAAN?
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HOW DO I CHECK IF COMPENSATION OFFER HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT?
BAGAIMANA SAYA MEMERIKSA JIKA TAWARAN PAMPASAN TELAH DIKELUARKAN OLEH KERAJAAN?
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HOW DO I APPEAL TO THE GOVERNMENT IF I DON’T AGREE TO GOVERNMENT’S OFFER OF COMPENSATION?

BAGAIMANA SAYA MEMBUAT RAYUAN JIKA SAYA TIDAK SETUJU DENGAN TAWARAN PAMPASAN KERAJAAN?


  1. Engage a Registered Valuer with BoVEAPM to appeal on your behalf.

    Anda perlu melibatkan seorang Jurunilai yang berdaftar dengan BoVEAPM untuk membuat rayuan bagi pihak anda.



  2. Write an appeal letter to the Sabah Lands & Surveys Department listing all the claims and the reasons to justify those claims.

    Sediakan surat rayuan kepada Jabatan Tanah & Ukur Sabah yang menyenaraikan semua tuntutan dan alasan untuk membenarkan tuntutan tersebut.



HOW DO I REQUEST FOR THE RETURN OF MY TITLE WHICH HAS BEEN SURRENDERED FOR PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION?

BAGAIMANA SAYA MEMINTA PENGEMBALIAN GERAN TANAH SAYA YANG TELAH DISERAHKAN BAGI PEMBAYARAN PAMPASAN?

Write in to Bahagian Penilaian Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur and request for the title to be returned to you giving the details of Title No. and JTU’s reference.

Sila tulis ke Bahagian Penilaian Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur dan minta agar geran tanah dikembalikan kepada anda dengan memberikan maklumat geran tanaj dan rujukan JTU.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO SIGNIFY ACCEPTANCE OF GOVERNMENT’S OFFER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION PAYMENT?
APA YANG SAYA PERLU LAKUKAN UNTUK MENDAFTAR PENERIMAAN TAWARAN KERAJAAN DALAM PESANAN UNTUK MENERIMA PEMBAYARAN PAMPASAN?
Submit all the relevant documents as listed in the offer letter. If unsure, approach the relevant District Land Office for assistance.
Serahkan semua dokumen yang relevan seperti yang tersenarai dalam surat tawaran. Sekiranya tidak pasti, hubungi Pejabat Tanah Daerah yang berkenaan untuk mendapatkan bantuan.
WHAT IF ONE OF THE CO-LANDOWNERS HAS PASSED AWAY?
APAKAH PERLU DIBUAT JIKA SALAH SATU PEMILIK TANAH TELAH MENINGGAL?

  1. For Muslim landowner’s estate, apply to Syariah Court for Property Distribution Order.
    Untuk harta tanah pemilik tanah Muslim, mohon ke Mahkamah Syariah untuk Perintah Pembahagian Harta.

  2. For Sabah non-Muslim Native landowner’s estate, apply to Mahkamah Anak Negeri for Property Distribution Order.
    Untuk harta tanah anak negeri bukan Islam Sabah, mohon ke Mahkamah Anak Negeri untuk Perintah Pengagihan Harta.

  3. For others, apply to High Court for Probate Order (with will) or for Letter of Administration (without will).
    Untuk yang lain, memohon ke Mahkamah Tinggi untuk dapatkan "Probate Order" (dengan wasiat) atau untuk "Letter of Administration" (tanpa wasiat)

HOW TO CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION PAYMENT IF THE AFFECTED TITLE IS CHARGED TO THE BANK?
APAKAH CARA TUNTUTAN JIKA GERAN TANAH YANG DIAMBIL TELAH DICAGAR KEDALAM BANK?
The Bank is to give a letter of Consent/Instruction clearly stating how the compensation is to be paid viz. To pay into whose Account, what Account No. and the Amount.
If the payment is to be made to the Bank, the affected landowner/s will also need to give a letter of Consent/Instruction clearly stating how the compensation is to be paid viz. To pay into what Account No. and the Amount.


Bank akan memberikan surat Persetujuan / Arahan dengan jelas yang menyatakan bagaimana pampasan harus dibayar iaitu. Untuk membayar ke dalam Akaun penirima, No. Akaun dan Jumlah yang perlu dibayar.
Sekiranya pembayaran dibuat kepada Bank, pemilik tanah yang terlibat juga perlu memberikan surat Persetujuan / Arahan yang jelas menyatakan bagaimana pampasan harus dibayar iaitu. Untuk membayar No. Akaun dan Amaun yang perlu dibayar.

HOW TO CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION PAYMENT IF THE LANDOWNER’S COPY OF TITLE IS MISSING?
BAGAIMANAKAH SAYA BOLEH MEMBUAT TUNTUTAN PEMBAYARAN PAMPASAN JIKA GERAN TANAH SAYA TERCICIR?

  1. The affected landowner is to lodge a police report at the nearest police station on the loss of the title. 

    Pemilik tanah yang terlibat hendaklah membuat laporan polis di balai polis berhampiran mengenai kehilangan geran tanah tersebut.



  2. The affected landowner is to submit a Land Enquiry Application to the relevant District Land Office under s.120 of the Sabah Land Ordinance (Cap. 68) for Lost Title replacement and pay the registration fee and all outstanding Quit Rent and Assessment.

    Pemilik tanah yang terlibat hendaklah mengemukakan Permohonan Pertanyaan Tanah ke Pejabat Tanah Daerah yang berkenaan di bawah s.120 Ordinan Tanah Sabah (Bab. 68) untuk penggantian geran tanah yang hilang berserta dengan pembayaran yuran pendaftaran dan semua cukai tanah dan lain-lain.



  3. The Notice of Loss of Document of Title is to be published/advertised in a local newspaper and after that wait for an objection period of 3 months.

    Pemberitahuan Kehilangan geran tanah akan diterbitkan / diiklankan di sebuah akhbar tempatan selama 3 bulan.



  4. After 3 months the Assistant Collector of Land Revenue (ACLR) will make an Order with his findings on the application and the Land Enquiry Docket will then be submitted to Sabah Director of Lands & Surveys.

    Selepas 3 bulan, Penolong Pemungut Hasil Tanah (ACLR) akan membuat Pesanan dengan penemuannya mengenai permohonan tersebut dan Dokumen Penyelidikan Tanah kemudian akan diserahkan kepada Pengarah Tanah & Ukur Sabah.



  5. One month after ACLR’s Order if there is no appeal to the Director against that Order, then Lands and Surveys Department will proceed to prepare a Certified Copy of Title for the landowner.

    Satu bulan selepas Perintah ACLR, jika tidak ada rayuan kepada Pengarah terhadap Perintah tersebut, maka Jabatan Tanah dan Ukur akan menyiapkan Salinan Hakmilik yang Disahkan untuk pemilik tanah.




NOTE: Owner’s copy of title must be surrendered to the Lands & Surveys Department before land compensation can be paid.


CATATAN: Salinan hak milik pemilik mesti diserahkan kepada Jabatan Tanah &Ukur sebelum pampasan tanah dapat dibayar.

WHAT LAND COMPENSATION VALUE WILL THE LANDOWNERS BE PAID UNDER THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE CAP. 69?

The compensation for land affected by the Land Acquisition Ordinance Cap. 69 is assessed as per provisions under section 21 (Rules for assessment of compensation) of the said Ordinance as:



  1. The value of the land shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be taken to be the amount which the land, in its condition at the time of acquisition, if sold in the open market by a willing seller, might have been expected to have realised at a date twelve months prior to the date of the second publication in Gazette of the declaration under section 3 or of the direction under section 5, whichever is the earlier:

    Provided that this rule shall not affect the assessment of compensation for the damage sustained by the person interested by reason of severance, or by reason of the acquisition injuriously affecting his other property or his earnings, or for disturbance, or any other matter not directly based on the value of the land:

    And provided further that the fact that the land is held under Part IV of the Land Ordinance or any other written law in the State relating to native land tenure shall be disregarded in determining the value of the land:


  2. The special suitability or adaptability of the land for any purpose is a purpose to which the land could applied only in pursuance of statutory powers not already granted, or for which there is no market apart from the special needs of a particular purchaser or the requirements of any Government department;


  3. Where the value of the land is increased by reason of the use thereof or of any premises thereon in a manner which could be restrained by any court, or is contrary to law, or is detrimental to the health of the inmates of the premises or to public health, the amount of that increase shall not be taken into account;


  4. Where land is, and but for the compulsory acquisition would continue to be, devoted to a purpose of such a nature that there is no general demand or market for land for that purpose, the compensation may, if the Judge is satisfied that the reinstatement in some other place is bona fide intended, be assessed on the basis of the reasonable cost of equivalent reinstatement;


  5. No allowance shall be made account of -



  1. the acquisition being compulsory or the degree of urgency or necessity which has led to the acquisition;


  2. any disinclination of the person interested to part with the land acquired;


  3. Any damage sustained by the person interested which, if caused by a private person, would not render such person liable to an action;


  4. Any damage, not being in the nature of deprivation of or interference with an easement, servitude or legal right, which, after the time of awarding compensation, is likely to be caused by or in consequence of the use to which the land acquired will be put:
    Provided that nothing herein shall prejudice any claim under this Ordinance for damage subsequently sustained in consequence of the use to which the land acquired is put;


  5. Any increase to the value of the land acquired likely to accrue from the use to which the land acquired will be put;


  6. Any outlay or improvement of such land wghich shall have been made, commenced or effected within twelve months before the publication of the declaration under section 3, unless it be proved that the improvement was made bona fide and not in contemplation of proceedings for the acquisition of the land being taken by compulsory acquisition.


WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES AFTER SECOND PUBLICATION OF THE DECLARATION IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE UNDER SECTION 3 OF THE LAND ACQUISITION ORDINANCE CAP. 69?
The State Government through the Sabah Lands & Surveys Department will register the acquisition against the titles to the land affected and issue Notices of Acquisition to the affected landowners. The Department shall enter into negotiations for the purchase of the land either by: (a) inspection of the affected property and issuance of Offer of Compensation; or (b) inviting the landowner / person interested to submit claims to the department. All these must be done within 12 months after the Declaration publication.