Mukah, Malaysia: Sarawak’s Land and Survey Information System (LASIS) has attracted the interest of authorities in Australia and Morroco. Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister, Sarawak, Malaysia, said that the state received an invitation for the briefing about this system.
Datuk Sudarsono Osman, Director, Land and Survey Department, said that he would be going to Sydney in Australia soon and Morroco by next year and would brief the comprehensive land administration system developed in the state.
The system has been continuously enhanced since it was jointly developed 25 years ago at a cost of MYR 2.56 million. It has been jointly developed by the Land and Survey Department, Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) and the Information and Communication Unit of the Chief Minister’s Department.
The system allows online payment of land rent and premium and also enables landowners to view the rent record prior to the payment. It provides instant registration of land instruments with automated e-mail notification.
LASIS provides title search facility to the public for them to search land titles at any land and survey divisional offices at a nominal fee. Online submission and approval of land applications between the department headquarters and the divisional offices can be done without physical documents. The system allows digital submission of survey jobs by private surveyors. The fully integrated datasets permit the information to be made available on demand to facilitate intelligent analysis and reliable decision-making.
Number of applications of this system has won the highest recognitions and awards internationally and locally. These include the United Nations World Summit Award, the Prime Minister’s ICT Quality Award and the Malaysia MSC APICTA Award. For the Land and Survey Department, LASIS facilitates land planning, survey computation, cadastral mapping, land alienation and land valuation.