KUANTAN, Nov 20 (Bernama) — The Pahang government has agreed to issue land title for house lot to the Orang Asli in the state with each household expected to be allotted 0.1 hectare, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.
He said the decision was made as part of the state government’s initiatives to resolve land ownership problem facing the Orang Asli.
“At the same time, the state government will consider using the share scheme approach for the Orang Asli reserve land to avoid the community from selling the land to other people,” he added.
He told this to reporters after a meeting with the Orang Asli village chiefs and chairmen of village development and security committees, as well as presentation of contributions to Orang Asli students who did well in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) here today.
Adnan said the state government also viewed seriously the issue on water supply to Orang Asli villages which had been going on for some time due to shortage of funds.
“The allocation provided by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry of RM16 million for provision of water supply to Orang Asli villages in Pahang is not enough because there are many Orang Asli villages in the state.
“As such, we hope the allocation can be increased,” he added.