News: MACC Visit Not a Raid, Says DBKL

Jun 7, 2018

 
While it confirmed that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has seized documents related to the probe on the sale of 64 land parcels, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) clarified that MACC’s visit was not deemed a raid, reported The Star.

“There was a report lodged on the land deals, and the MACC is taking necessary actions,” said DBKL executive director (planning) Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd during a press conference held by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng to address issues at the Taman Metropolitan Park, Kepong.

“The investigation is ongoing and MACC has visited us repeatedly,” he said. “We are transparent about it.”

In fact, Najib revealed that aside from seizing documents, MACC also questioned DBKL officers over the land deals.

When asked if DBKL knew that the land deals were made without open tender, Najib said the sale was made according to procedures.

“The process was in accordance with the procedures we had in place while putting up land for sale.”

Meanwhile, Lim, who filed the complaint to the MACC, said he was happy that the controversial land deals were being investigated.

“Why take two weeks? MACC should take action immediately…But I understand that MACC is shorthanded as they are preoccupied with the 1MDB investigation, so it is better late than never,” he said.

With one developer getting 16 of the 64 plots of land, Lim believed that there was a scam behind the DBKL land deals.

“The one who approved the land deals was former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, so he is the prime suspect…I trust MACC will do a thorough job.”

He underscored that a good government should not make money from land deals.

“If they want to make money, they should go to the highest bidder…The lands were not sold through open or closed tender, so to me, this is not according to procedures,” added Lim.
 

Image sourced from The Star Online

 
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