Probe land mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion, Se­lan­gor govt urged

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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