Sean inherited one ancient property from his Grandfather in Melaka. Recently, he received a notice of intention to designate his ancient property as a heritage site. One week after the notice, the relevant authority started the inspection and designated the property as heritage property.


By virtue of Section 27 of National Heritage Act 2005 (“the Act”), the Commissioner of Heritage (Commissioner) shall give Sean a 60-day written notice before designating the property as a heritage site and publish the same in the Gazette.
Pursuant to Section 28 of the Act, Sean may object the intention to designate the property site by serving a notice of objection to the Commissioner within 30 days from the publication of the notice in Gazette. The Commissioner shall then serve a notice of at least 21 days before the date of hearing.
In the meantime, Sean may also object to any inspection request on conscientious or religious grounds and be compensated for loss or damage resulted from such inspection.

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