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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Government must be fair & reasonable in issuing AP

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the International Trade and Industry Ministry to be fair and reasonable in the offering of Approved Permit (AP) for the import of vehicles.

The minister should monitor closely for suspected irregularities associated with AP, taking appropriate action.

On 21.3.2011, Dr Tan raised the AP question in the House. The minister has given a written reply.

According to the minister, AP is categorized into Open AP and Franchised AP, both restricted by ceiling based on 10% of the number of vehicles produced the year before (TIV).

Open AP is given to 98 companies to import all kinds of new and used cars from any source outside the country except 20 brands for which import restriction has been imposed

On 28 October, 2009, the National Automotive Policy was reviewed, in which no further allocation of open AP to new companies would be considered.

Franchised AP is given to 24 companies only to import new vehicles directly from manufacturers outside the country for certain brands based on franchise agreement. There is no new brand.

I have raised the question of AP in Parliament because of complaints on the abuse of AP including the selling of AP to others. How is the price per AP?

In 2010, the total number of APs issued to companies holding Open AP and Franchised AP were 53,659 units. How many are done according to procedure? The ministry must pay attention and ensure that there are no irregularities in the issue of AP.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw

Monday, March 14, 2011

Temporary Land Title Certificate in Kepong Garden & Other Places

DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw urges the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur Land Office to assist residents of Kepong Garden to solve various problems such as the loss of previous land titles in order to obtain permanent land title certificates.

Dr Tan issues the statement on 14.3.2011.

On 14.3.2011, Dr Tan was at a meeting with residents at Pemadam Hall, Kepong Garden, to brief them on the latest development in the land title matter. The Action Committee plays an active part.

Kepong Garden is over 40 years old. Hitherto, 1124 house owners have only temporary land title certificates. One of the factors is no detailed survey for each lot. There are 524 units in the First Phase and 600 units in the Second Phase. The Land Office has completed 524 units in the First Phase, leaving 49 units unsolved. It is beginning to deal with the Second Phase.

The Office sends out letters for residents to get the permanent certificates. However, some residents have problems: temporary certificates are still under Kepong Garden Development Berhad, having only photocopy, loss of certificate, old registered address and the owner passed away with no will. They can contact a member of the Action Committee. To change the address, a resident has to pay RM100 to the Office.

Once the Office has sorted out the Kepong Garden land titles, we hope it will deal with similar problem in other areas in the Federal Territory such as Kepong Baru.

Tan Seng Giaw

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Kepong Garden residents with only photostat copies of land titles must take action.

Deputy National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw calls on the residents of Kepong Garden to check whether their land title certificates are photostat copies. If so, please show them to the Ad Hoc Land Title Action Committee on 13.3.2011 at 3 pm at the Pemadam Hall, Kepong Garden. There must be follow-up action.

On 6.3.2011, Dr Tan told the media conference at the Pemadam Hall, Kepong Garden.

Some houses in Malaysia such as those in Kepong Garden are on freehold land. Because of various factors like no detailed survey of the lots, they only have temporary land title certificates.

Over 1,000 houses in Kepng Garden were built more than 40 years ago. As residents only have temporary titles, an Adhoc Land Title Action Committee has been set up. The Survey and Mapping Department must complete the survey of all lots and the Land Office prepare the permanent titles.

Last week, a resdient has visited the Land Office for the completed land title. She has found out that her temporary Land Title Certificate is a photostat copy that has been kept in her safe deposit for years. Where is the original?

Those with only photostat copies of their land titles must make a police report. After getting a Declaration, they must obtain a caveat at the land office, so that nobody can take out the original title.

Dr Tan Seng Giaw