Legalisation of Illegal Factories Programme
(Program Pemutihan Kilang Tanpa Kebenaran)
Selangor State Government has decided to give factory owners and landowners in Selangor one last chance to legalise operations by end of the year 2020. Those who fail to legalise operations after end of the year 2020 deadline may face fines of RM500 and an additional RM100 per day from the cut-off date and the Land Office will also move to seize the land if the factories are still operating without a license after that.
Based on the recent news, Selangor Local Government, Public Transportation, and New Village Development Committee chairman Ng Sze Han, stated that there are about 2,885 unlicensed factories, where 2,638 of them are operating on agricultural land based on records from 2013. In conclusion, about 3,000 unlicensed factories in Selangor must either legalise operations by end of the year 2020 or risk having their land seized by the District Land Office. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari also stressed that if they (landowners and illegal factories) fail to do so within the stipulated period, the state government would not hesitate to demolish building structures that have an impact on environmental pollution.
To make this programme a success, Selangor State Government will be offering incentives to factory owners and landowners in a bid to tackle the mushrooming illegal factories. Factory owners and landowners at Selangor shall hurry up to take action to legalise the factory as this is the final chance given by state government.