Probe land misappropriation, Selangor govt urged
SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government’s Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) is urged to probe into an alleged misappropriation of land distribution in Kampung Sungai Yu, Kuala Selangor.
Permatang assemblyman Datuk Sulaiman Abdul Razak said this after he submitted letters to Selcat chairman Hannah Yeoh, who is also Selangor state legislative assembly speaker; the state legislative assembly office; and Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali yesterday.
Sulaiman said Yeoh should launch an investigation immediately and hold a public hearing on the matter as it was not necessary to wait for the police or the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to act.
He said four points in the written answers provided by the state on the land distribution meant for the Indian community during the sitting were why the matter needed to be investigated.
“The written answer stated misleading information where 18 recipients were holding fake MyKad, a majority of recipients are not from the Permatang constituency, and the awarding of multiple plots of land in a family when it is supposed to only receive one.
“There are also recipients who do not fit the requirements stipulated by the state government. All these must be investigated in detail and because it is unfair for genuine Kampung Sungai Yu residents to be deprived of the land.
“This matter should not be taken lightly and if there are wrongdoings, action must taken against those involved and not just cancelling the awarding of the land to the recipient.”
Sulaiman was speaking on the sidelines of the state assembly sitting.
Yeoh said she would study the written answers.
She said she viewed the accusation by Sulaiman seriously because it was the responsibility of all state agencies to provide accurate answers.
“I will also call for a meeting with Selcat Committee members next week.
“We will look into all the allegations and we will decide whether there are grounds for Selcat to investigate this matter or to have the Select Committee on District and Land Offices do so.”
Last week, excecutive councillor Ganabatirau Veraman told the state legislative assembly that police and MACC from the Shah Alam and Putrajaya offices had gone to the Kuala Selangor district and land office to seek information and had taken with them several documents.