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LEO LESLIE ARMSTRONG (SEBAGAI PRESIDEN DAN PEMEGANG JAWATANKUASA THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF KUALA LUMPUR) (PERSATUAN PEMUDA KRISTIAN KUALA LUMPUR) v. JAWATANKUASA KERJA TANAH WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR (YANG DAHULUNYA DI PEGANG OLEH MAJLIS MESYUARAT KERAJAAN NEGERI SELANGOR)
COURT OF APPEAL, PUTRAJAYA
ALIZATUL KHAIR OSMAN JCA, MOHTARUDIN BAKI JCA, ABDUL AZIZ RAHIM JCA
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: W-01(NCVC)(A)-114-03-2013]
14 MAY 2014

LAND LAW: Subdivision - Tenure - Application by registered owner to Collector of Land Revenue to subdivide freehold land - Condition for subdivision - Status of land changed from freehold to leasehold upon agreement by registered owner - Tenures of subdivided lots - Application by registered owner 45 years after subdivision to declare change of original land status ultra vires and unlawful - Whether Land Administrator had power to make applicant give up freehold title and receive leasehold title in exchange - Principle in Pengarah Tanah dan Galian Wilayah Persekutuan v. Sri Lempah Enterprise Sdn Bhd - Whether applicable - Whether retrospective - Whether action statute-barred

LIMITATION: Land - Division of land - Application by registered owner to Collector of Land Revenue to subdivide freehold land - Condition for subdivision - Status of landholding changed from freehold to leasehold upon agreement by registered owner - Tenures of lots - Application by registered owner 45 years after subdivision to declare change of original land status ultra vires and unlawful - Whether application statute-barred



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