Questions Raised on Return of Felda Land at No Cost

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NGO Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Anak) has urged Felda chairman Shahrir Samad to reveal what, if anything, was promised to Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd to secure its agreement to return the agency’s land at Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Anak president Mazlan Aliman, in a joint statement with Amanah Youth deputy chief Faiz Fadzil, said it was illogical for the company to surrender the land without getting anything beneficial in return.

“For what reason was the company prepared to take a loss of RM270 million?” they asked.

In his initial statement, Shahrir said that Felda did not receive a single sen from the allegedly “dubious transaction” in 2015, during the tenure of Isa Samad as chairman of Felda.

Given Shahrir’s claim that Felda had not received any payment, the duo questioned who Synergy Promenade had paid for the land.

“Individuals or the Felda management should be prosecuted as the land deal appears to be fraudulent,” they said.

Mazlan and Faiz also pointed out that Shahrir had previously said Felda would not go ahead with its Kuala Lumpur Vertical City development on the Jalan Semarak land but has since reversed the decision and allowed Synergy Promenade to proceed with the project.

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They also rejected Shahrir’s statement on Monday clearing Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak of any involvement in the land transfer.

“The prime minister is the minister responsible for Felda and the disposal of any assets belonging to Felda needs his approval.

“Sections 3(3)(C) and 3(3)(Ca) of the Land Development Act 1956 require Felda to obtain the approval of the minister responsible to enter into any agreement with a developer,” they said.

Related reports:

Jan 15, Felda Gets Back Controversial Jalan Semarak Land at No Cost

Jan 6, Isa Samad Questioned on Felda Land Issue by Police

Dec 27, Shadow Cast over ID Company in Felda Land Transfer

Dec 22, Felda Wants Jalan Semarak Land Ownership Back