Graft investigators have launched an investigation into an allegedly questionable transfer of land between a state government and a company.
Confirming this, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission chief commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki said complaints were lodged with the MACC alleging that proper procedure was not followed in applying and approving for the land transfer.
“We want to see if the law actually permits the state to dispose of the land. If so, we want to check if the standard operating procedure was followed to a tee,” Azam told The Star.
“We are also investigating whether there are elements of corruption involved that enabled the transfer to happen.”
It is learnt that the transfer involved 10 land titles which initially belonged to the state.
Investigators have yet to determine the value of the land involved.
Azam said that his officers have so far recorded statements from 25 individuals, including officials from the state government agencies. – The Star