MACC Report Lodged Against Tengku Adnan over RM4.28B Land Sale

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Land allegedly sold without open tender.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been urged to investigate former Federal Territories (FT) minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor on the sale of 64 parcels of land to the Federal Territories Foundation since 2013.

The call was made by Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng who said that Tengku Adnan, who is also the foundation’s head, must be investigated immediately.

“I told the MACC that the first individual they should investigate is Tengku Adnan, because he was the one who approved the selling of the lands.

“He was also involved with the foundation. Basically, (there was) conflict (of interest).

“Maybe FT deputy minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan and the mayor (should) be investigated (too), as they are part of the foundation,” Lim said.

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Lim was speaking to the media after lodging a report at the MACC office at Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, today. Present was Segambut MP, Hannah Yeoh.

Lim said that since 2013, 64 lands measuring a total of 171.7ha worth RM4.28 billion were sold without open tender.

“Furthermore, it was said that the lots were to provide affordable homes for the people.

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“However, upon further checks, we found that only a part of (the lots was allotted) for the purpose (of affordable homes),”

“We are not against the housing projects and purchasers. (But) we want to look at the transactions,” he said.

Lim added that all development projects here which have been approved will proceed as usual, while those under planning will be temporarily stopped.

“This is to allow us to review the land deals, as well as to ensure that all the lands sales were done under open tender,” he added.

Among the other inconsistencies Lim alleged were the failure by some developers to pay premiums to DBKL when transferring or changing the types of land ownership, and that plots were sold without having gone through a valuation report.