Selangor BN to lodge MACC report over Ijok land issue

 |Feb 19, 2018
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. – File pic credit The Rakyat Post.

SEPANG: Selangor Barisan Nasional will lodge a report on the land issue in Ijok to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) within a week.

Selangor BN information chief Datuk Mohamed Satim Diman said several settlers would also lodge a report to the MACC as the compensation they received was not according to the latest market price.

He questioned the action of the Selangor state government in returning the land to Mujur Zaman Sdn Bhd and LBCN Development Sdn Bhd which later sold the land to third parties according to the market price totalling RM1.18 billion, whereas the compensation received by the settlers only amounted to about RM420 million.

“It’s puzzling that the compensation paid to the settlers was based on the old price in the year 2000. If they (the companies concerned) could sell (the land) according to the market price, why was the compensation paid to the settlers not according to the market price?”

“What happened to the balance of the proceeds of the land sale which was almost RM800 million?”

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali was earlier reported to have announced compensation payments of RM180,000 in cash and a house worth RM250,000 to each of the 980 settlers, which amounted to RM421.4 million.

Last Wednesday, Barisan strategic communications director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan had asked Azmin to explain why the state government was so quick to hand over the land to the two companies in 2016.

He questioned Azmin’s justification in not waiting for the case to be heard in the Federal Court as the decisions of the High Court and the Court of Appeal in 2013 and 2014 on the reacquisition of the land from the two companies had been in favour of the state government. — Bernama