A group of Cameron Highlands residents had hoped to petition Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob for their land titles.
However, the meeting ended on a sour note when the menteri besar became upset with one of the residents, whom he claimed was talking too much. He then told the group to leave.
Led by PSM Cameron Highlands secretary Suresh Kumar, some 20 residents had waited outside Adenan’s office to raise their plight with him.
In a video of the encounter uploaded by PSM on Facebook, the menteri besar stopped to listen to Suresh but became annoyed when a woman decided to vent her frustration.
“If you can wait for 40 years why not (another) 10 years? Awak banyak bayak cakap, sila balik (You talk too much, please leave).
“Okay? Bye-bye. Vanakam, vanakam, nandri (thank you),” he said and walked into the building.
Earlier, Adnan told the group that they were not the only ones who had complaints about land titles, pointing out that there had been 4,000 applications in Cameron Highlands.
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However, Suresh said the residents had been farming on their land for 40 years but have yet to receive land titles.
“Just wait, be patient. (The government) last time did not take notice of the matter but now we know, do you understand?” said Adnan.
He added that the process of measuring the relevant parcels of land alone would take two years.
Previously, Suresh had also led a group to seek a meeting with Adnan outside his office in 2012 but all 31 of them were arrested by the police.