Terdapat pengunjung blog meminta supaya saya membincangkan proses pengambilan tanah di negeri Sabah dan Sarawak kerana selama ini saya hanya membincangkan proses pengambilan di Semenanjung sahaja. Terima kasih saya ucapkan. Hari ini buat permulaan saya bincangkan pengenalan Pengambilan Tanah di Sabah.
Pengambilan tanah di Sabah berdasarkan Land Acquisition Ordinance (Sabah Cap. 69) kuatkuasa 28 Jun 1950 hanyalah UNTUK TUJUAN 'PUBLIC PURPOSE' sahaja. Ini dinyatakan di bawah seksyen 3(1) 'If the Yang di-Pertua Negeri considers that any land should be acquired for a public purpose he may cause a declaration to that effect to be made in the manner provided by this section and the declaration shell be conclusive evidence that the land to which it relates is required for a public purpose'
Seksyen 4 LA Ordinance pula menyatakan 'If it appears to the Yang di-Pertua Negeri that any land is likely to be required for any purpose which, in the opinion of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, is a public purpose and it is necessary to make a preliminary survey or other investigation of the land...............
'Public Purpose' dinyatakan di bawah seksyen 2 iaitu:
(a) for exclusive use of the Government or of the Federal Government or for general public use;
(b) for or in connection with the planning, establishment, extension, improvement or development of any town or township any purpose reasonably necessary or desirable in regard thereto, including the provision of open spaces and amenities and the setting apart of suitable sites for factories industries and trade;
(c) for or in connection with the provision of residential accommodation for any sectionor class of the community including the officers, servants or employees of the Government or the Federal Government, and the families and employees thereof;
(d) for obtaining control over land contiguous to, or required for or in connection with, any port, airport, railway, road or other public works of convenience;
(e) for or in connection with public utility undertaking or the provision of any public service;
(f) for or in connection with any scheme relating to the settlement or re-settlement of any community, or of any section or class of the public, rural or urban;
(g) for or in connection with the provision of land for the cultivation of padi, or for agricultural research or experimental purposes;
(h) for or in connection with the conservation, improvement or exploitation or natural resources.