SHAH ALAM, 24 Nov: The suggestion by Seri Muda Assemblyman, Shuhaimi Shafiei to use the term ‘1Malaysia Land Grab’ or ‘Sapu Tanah 1 Malaysia’ (SaT1M) to refer to the Umno-BN land ownership scandal in Selangor was concurred by Sekinchan Assemblyman, Ng Suee Lim.
The terminology is deemed relevant, said Shuhaimi, because it is closely related to the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) Opposition Leader, Datuk Mohd Satim Diman regarding the issue of land acquisition at a cheap price.
“I suggest that the words ‘land grab’ be replaced with a more suitable term because of the way Umno-BN acquired land. As a tribute to Sri Serdang (Satim), we will change it to Sat1M to reflect the expertise of Sri Serdang who sold land in November 2011,” he said.
Previously Shuhaimi had exposed three cases of power abuse by Satim. One of which is the granting of Government-land to Umno Kota Raja in 2007 and the Puchong Umno Leader, Datuk Satim Diman’s attempt to sell Malay land reserves to non-Bumiputera companies.
Satim is also accused of using his influence in the previous Umno-BN administration to sell land owned by a State Government subsidiary company to a private company in which he held importance in.
In the meantime, Suee Lim revealed that the 23 land lots in seven districts throughout Selangor from 1999 to 2008 which was acquired during the Umno-BN administration era, is estimated to be worth not less than RM300 million.
He also questioned how the land area of 33.5 acres was only charged a premium as low as RM1 for one square foot.
“Many people questioned how could the management of the 24 commercial land lots be approved to (members of) Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan? Once inspected, the price of all the land is not less than RM300 million.”
“How could the premium be reduced to this price? Who sat in the land committee at that time? This is the behaviour of Umno-BN who supposedly wants to defend the rights of the people. Always embarrassing then, now and forever,” he said.
Meanwhile, when answering questions from Suee Lim regarding land ownership, Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the State Government uses and open system (digital system) without having to refer to the district office.
He said that the State Government intends to review all land ownership to ensure it is done in an orderly manner without the existence of power-abuse by any party.
“If the purchase of the land is not used as recommended, the State Government is entitled to take back the land. We need to examine the grant documents and if there was an abuse of power, then we can take legal action,” he said.