Malay Reservation Land on the Verge of Extinction ?

  • Mohamed Khairi Termizi Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government (COLGIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • Mazlan Ismail Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government (COLGIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Keywords: Malay reservation land, land size, acreage statistics, depreciation trend, extinction of land

Abstract

Various claims have been made about the extinction of Malay Reservation Land in the country. Before independence, the land depreciation was due to the acquisition of land by the British colonial government for mining, opening of new villages during the communist threat and the mortgage and sale activities by the Malay landowners to non-Malays. After independence, land depreciation linked with the acquisition of land by the government through the Land Acquisition Act, 1960. This study is a content analysis study involving material derived from the secondary source text and earlier research findings. Emphasis is given to analyze the statistical size of Malay Reservation Land in the country. Results show that the allegations regarding the depreciation trend of the Malay Reservation Land is inaccurate and misleading. While the analysis of the size of the Malay Reservation Land found that the actual percentage of Malay Reservation Land in 2009 was 30.13 percent instead of 11.83 percent as claimed. The percentage grew steadily in 2013 to 31.85 percent. The analysis also found that there was confusion about the actual size of Malay Reservation Land in the country.

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Published
2018-08-26
How to Cite
Termizi, M. K., & Ismail, M. (2018). Malay Reservation Land on the Verge of Extinction ?. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 3(4), 93 - 108. Retrieved from https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/128
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