Orang Asli settlers receive RM5.2mil payout after 10 years

Published on 29 Sep 2020 10:03:33 PM

A 10-year-old legal battle by a group of Orang Asli settlers in Johor came to a sweet end on Tuesday when the Johor Land and Mines director and Johor Baru Land and Mines Department agreed to pay a record-high RM5.2mil compensation to them.

The compensation claim was made over a piece of land acquired from them some 27 years ago and is dubbed one of the highest payouts in recent years to the Orang Asli.

According to the Agreement Order recorded in the Johor Baru High Court before Justice See Mee Chun , the payment is for full settlement of the case.

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