As­so­ci­a­tion: We will re­veal more Felda is­sues

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cheat­ing and forgery of doc­u­ments,” he said af­ter at­tend­ing a con­fer­ment of rank cer­e­mony at Bukit Aman yes­ter­day.

It is learnt the po­lice re­port was lodged by Felda chair­man Tan Sri Shahrir Ab­dul Sa­mad.

Noor Rashid said Mohd Isa would be called in as he was the Felda chair­man when the land deal was trans­acted.

The land ti­tle trans­fer is be­lieved to have oc­curred af­ter Felda In­vest­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (FIC) ap­pointed a lo­cal com­pany as the main de­vel­oper on June 3, 2014, and awarded it full power of at­tor­ney to de­velop the land.

Po­lice have set up a spe­cial task force to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter, while Mohd Isa had ear­lier said he was ready to co­op­er­ate with author­i­ties on the mat­ter.

In Jo­hor Baru, Na­tional Felda Set­tlers chief Sam­sudin Oth­man said Felda’s board of di­rec­tors was not in­formed of the Jalan Se­marak land trans­fer, and only came to know of it through news re­ports.

He said the board had only been briefed on the pro­posal to de­velop the land by the pre­vi­ous Felda man­age­ment.

Sam­sudin said it in­cluded sug­ges­tions to de­velop a com­mer­cial cen­tre, in­clud­ing a high-rise ho­tel, that could con­trib­ute to Felda’s rev­enue.

“The board ap­proved the pro­ject but we were not in­formed about who would be de­vel­op­ing it, or if a land own­er­ship trans­fer was in­volved.”

The board would have ob­jected to the pro­ject – the Kuala Lumpur Ver­ti­cal City – had it known that land own­er­ship would be trans­ferred, he said.

In Pu­tra­jaya, Per­sat­uan Anak Pen­eroka Felda Ke­bangsaan (Anak) and several Pakatan Hara­pan mem­bers urged the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion (MACC) to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter.

Anak pres­i­dent Ma­zlan Ali­man said he will re­veal more is­sues re­lated to Felda from the last four years.

“The Jalan Se­marak land case is just one of the is­sues in­volv­ing Felda. FIC has 12 in­vest­ments worth bil­lions of ring­git and are laden with con­tro­ver­sies which have yet to be re­vealed.

“There are also cases in­volv­ing sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Felda hous­ing pro­jects that have since been aban­doned, which raises ques­tions on the han­dling of these pro­jects,” he said af­ter sub­mit­ting a mem­o­ran­dum to MACC call­ing for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the lat­est Felda scan­dal.

On claims by MACC that there were no el­e­ments of cor­rup­tion in­volved in the case, Amanah Youth deputy chief Muham­mad Faiz Fadzil urged the com­mis­sion not to close the file as in­ves­ti­ga­tions had yet to be com­pleted.

“How can MACC con­clude the in­ves­ti­ga­tions when the most im­por­tant wit­ness, Mohd Isa, has not been sum­moned?”


Per­sat­uan Anak Pen­eroka Felda Ke­bangsaan pres­i­dent Ma­zlan Ali­man (front, sec­ond from left) show­ing a copy of a mem­o­ran­dum that was sub­mit­ted to the Malaysian Anti-Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion in Pu­tra­jaya yes­ter­day.

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