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Johor reiterates longstanding policy on land sale to foreigners

Published on May 19, 2014 8:10 PM
 
Bungalows at Horizon Hills in Iskandar Malaysia in the southern Johor state. Johor authorities have reiterated their policy that bars foreigners from purchasing agricultural land and land reserved for the Malay community. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  NURIA LING

KUALA LUMPUR - Johor authorities have reiterated their policy that bars foreigners from purchasing agricultural land and land reserved for the Malay community.

This comes after the government received reports that locals were trying to sell land meant for agricultural use due to rising land value.

On Sunday, Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin warned locals that the state government would not approve the sale of land to foreigners.

He said there were at least three recent cases of locals trying to sell land meant for agricultural use.

 
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