"We are going to fight for our land. We will never accept the proposal to open 40 percent to non-Malays in Kampung Baru. Any native of Kampung Baru will not agree to the proposed lifting of restricted ownership.This land belongs to the Malays, hence the name Malay Agricultural Land. It was given by the then Sultan Selangor to the Malays." - Baki Husin, 72, a Kg Baru land owner
The above are excerpts from The Malay Mail's report No to non-Malays in Kg Baru. It's the Most Viewed article this week. To be fair to the government, it has said that the proposed 60:40 idea is just an idea and that it's out to gather feedback. Well, based on the feedback so far, the FT and Urban Well-being Minister Raja Nong Chik must realize now that it's not going to be a walk in the park at all. Previous administrations have tried. I think it would be wise to accept that he only way to develop Kg Baru is to ensure that Malay ownership remains intact. It ain't broke, why fix it?