Malay Reserved Land Case Study

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5.0 SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PROTECT MALAY RESERVED LAND

5.1 Waqaf the Malay Reservation land

Another way to save Malay Reserved Land, one of it is waqaf. In this situation, usually waqaf is popular associated with the construction of cemetery, madrasah, and mosque. It is not yet popularized for business and residential area. If the Malay’s people have waqaf their land to the market so that it can be used by Malay people, the leased may be cheap or may also be free, where the traders only pay the cost of waste management. When someone doing sale and purchase at a night market as an example, it will affect to lower the costs in turn will lower the price of goods and sold.

Not only that, we should also need to waqaf land for housing. As in the specialization in urban areas, usually young people who work in the city is only temporary and nomadic lifestyle.Most of them are choose to return to their hometown after finishes their work. Most of the people thought it was better to pay at the bank every month which would later become their’s property rather than pay rent every month but the property does not own by them. The issue here is the monthly payment for the rent and installments payment with bank is around the same values.
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Before independence, we blame the British as a factor Malay Reserve Land fell into the hands of others and cause of the Malays in the rural area. But now after almost 59 years, the Malay reserve land is still the concern of the Malays. Among the concerns of the Malays is the fact that the percentage area of Malay reserve land as in the state of Selangor, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan recorded a decrease of more than 50% of the original amount declared the Malays Reserved. Thus, every Malay leaders should recall the speech of Tunku Abdul Rahman in 1951 that urged Malay Reserved Land to be preserved and vacant land in the city is saved for the

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