The National Land Council will be holding a special meeting with the Perak government soon to discuss the latter's decision to award freehold land titles to residents.
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said that the meeting was important as the Perak government must have the approval of the council before awarding freehold land titles to residents of new and planned villages in the state.
Najib said that the National Land Policy (NLP) stated freehold titles can only be given if these lands are to be used by the federal government for public purposes or because of special circumstances.
"In terms of policy and the constitution, it cannot be done unilaterally; it must go through the NLC."As such, the Perak government cannot implement the move until a decision is taken by the NLC," he was reported as saying by Bernama today. Read in full here.