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 Volume 6, Issue 11 (November 2019), Pages: 81-91


 Original Research Paper

 Title: Native customary land and ownership disputes among owners

 Author(s): Azima Abdul Manaf 1, *, Zaimah Ramli 1, Sarmila Md Sum 1, Suhana Saad 1, Ismail Omar 2


 1Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
 2Faculty of Technology and Business Management, Tun Hussien Onn University of Malaysia, Parit Raja, Malaysia

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This article is related to the NCR (Native Customary Right Land) issue which focuses on the need to examine the meaning of ownership and delineation of customary land. The purpose is to understand the need for recognition of land ownership and documentation of land delineation based on the participatory mapping requirements. This article has applied the qualitative approach taking into account the native people's social experience and their worldviews on issues of ownership disputes in native customary lands. The findings were obtained by conducting semi-structural interviews in focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with respondents. Analysis of the study found the existence of meaning gaps in the context of ownership and delineation which is an issue to the problem of native customary land ownership. Hence, the recognition of land ownership has become a necessity for the community and the documentation is important as evidence of ownership. 

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 Keywords: Land ownership, Delineation, Native customary land, Participatory mapping, Ownership

 Article History: Received 5 May 2019, Received in revised form 4 September 2019, Accepted 6 September 2019


It is appreciated and thankful to SK-2017-002 Research Grant, led by Professor Dr Fuad Mat Jali, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for the financial support given to the high impact of publication project.

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 Conflict of interest:  The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


 Manaf AA, Ramli Z, and Sum SM et al. (2019). Native customary land and ownership disputes among owners. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(11): 81-91

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