New Straits Times
Jalan Semarak land to officially return to Felda within the week
KLUANG: Felda will officially receive its land in Jalan Semarak, worth RM270 million, within the week.
Its chairman, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad, said the return of the land to Felda showed the agency’s commitment in safeguarding assets and settlers’ welfare.
“InsyaAllah, Felda will get back the Jalan Semarak land officially next week. The process of transferring the land ownership to Felda is being conducted this week and is expected to be completed soon. We have the signatures.
“We expect that by Monday next week, everything will be completed and the land grant will be back under Felda’s name.”
He was speaking after the launch of Karnival Orang Felda Sembrong Kita in Felda Ulu Belitong here by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who is also Sembrong member of parliament.
The controversy involving the land arose after Berita Harian, in an exclusive report last year, said Felda was at risk of losing the land, which was earmarked for KLVC, through dubious transfer transactions since 2015.
Shahrir said the police’s and Felda’s investigation into the case was ongoing although the land’s ownership returned to Felda.
“This is because the police’s investigation and our internal inquiry found dubious elements in the transaction.”