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Squatters and housing issues in urban development: a Malaysian legal perspective

Mohamad, Nor Asiah and Sufian, Azlinor (2007) Squatters and housing issues in urban development: a Malaysian legal perspective. In: The 4th ASLI Conference , 24-25 May 2007, Depok, Indonesia.

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In the process of urban planning there should be a proper system of land management. There are a few primary areas which need to be considered in the urban land management system such as the aspect of development control, land tenure, land acquisition, land administration, land taxation and many others. In this paper a study will be made on the issue of squatters and housing as this is also related to urban land management. Being a developing country undoubtedly Malaysia is facing a crisis of urban squatters which has become a challenge for the local authorities as well as the federal government. This paper will address this issue by examining the Malaysian housing policy towards providing quality and affordable housing for the lower income group in urban areas. Discussion on this topic will relate to the application of various laws and regulations pertaining to local authorities, planning and land law. It is the aim of this paper to present the legal issues relating to squarrets and their appeal for equitable rights and opportunities for housing. This paper also seeks to present the approaches which have been used by the Malaysian government, especially the state of Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur to achieve the objective of "zero squarrets."

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 781/25148
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia land law
Subjects: K Law > KPG Malaysia > KPGG0 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
K Law > KPG Malaysia > KPGG6000 Selangor
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Nor Asiah Mohamad
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 16:49
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 06:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25148

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