Parliament was told on Monday that it was former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad and one of its general managers who granted power of attorney (PA) to a company involved in the Jalan Semarak land deal.
“The (granting of) PA was signed by the then Felda chairman and its then general manager,” said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Razali Ibrahim.
The general manager’s name was not mentioned.
However, Razali said that investigations by authorities were still being carried out and it was not about pointing fingers at this point in time.
“We have made many findings during the forensic audit and I am here only to answer the questions raised.
“The process included collecting 240 documents of minutes of meetings to help complete the investigations,” he said in reply to a supplementary question from Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman (PKR-Indera Mahkota) during Question Time.
Fauzi had asked for the identity of the individual involved in signing the PA for the deal.
Razali said that he could not reveal the full findings of the forensic audit report as it had been submitted to the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Isa was Felda chairman from 2011 until January 2017; Felda Global Ventures Holding Bhd chairman from Jan 1, 2011, to June 19, 2017, and FIC chairman since its inception from July 2, 2013.
Last week, Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said that the agency had recovered ownership of all 16 plots of land in Jalan Semarak from Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB).
The ownership transfer of the land occurred when Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) Sdn Bhd appointed SPSB as its main developer on June 3, 2014, and granted it PA to develop the land.
According to Felda records, the PA was given on June 3, 2014, but was only reported to the board on Sept 2, 2014.
Police are currently investigating the case under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
Earlier, Pagoh MP Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin sought a government guarantee that no other GLC will face such a situation again.