If the said “Bumi-lot” means the specific units in a development set aside for preferential Bumiputra purchaser as a requirement of a Development Order issued by the local authority, the general understanding is that such requirement only effect the first purchaser from the developer and not the sub-sale situation.
Notwithstanding the general understanding, there are land officers that make a specific endorsement of “Bumi-lot” when issuing the separate/strata title. In these cases, the land officers will not process any effective transfer unless the buyer is a Bumiputra. There is no law that allows a proper conversion in this regard because land matters under the Federal Constitution are within the absolute discretion of the respective state.
We would advise any buyer to avoid this “Bumi-lot” property especially those with specific endorsement on the title.