SHAH ALAM, Dec. 31: The State Government will investigate allegations regarding the sale of over 200 acres of land worth RM130 million belonging to Awan Megah Sdn Bhd which was gazetted for army camps to Bakti Wira Development Sdn Bhd.
According to the Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Faekah Husin, the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim takes the allegations report which was recently exposed by Deepak Jaikishan seriously.
“The Selangor Government is very surprised as to how the land which has been gazetted for army camps can be commercially traded unless with orders and intervention by those who are truly in power,” said Faekah in her media statement.
Obviously, Abdul Khalid who is currently abroad has instructed the Selangor Land and Mines Director to monitor any transactions involving the property.
She said in the initial review, the land in Bukit Raja is alienated to the Federal Land Commissioner through the process of land acquisition in the 1980s, to be intended as Brigade 9’s camp site.
“The Selangor Government will also investigate how the land is said to have been given to Awan Megah Sdn Bhd whose director is Selangor Wanita Umno Chief, Senator Datuk Raja Ropiah Raja Abdullah,” she said.
Faekah added that the state government will also examine whether the land had really been sold and purchased by Raja Ropiah at RM7 per square feet or RM72 million.
To which end Raja Ropiah has also allegedly sold some of the land in Bukit Raja to other companies at RM16 per square feet to earn a windfall.
“We will review the relevant documents.
“If we find there is a breach of procedure and transactions that violate the rules before 2008, we will not hesitate to stop any transactions involving the land whether it is the transfer or sale which is planned,” said Faekah.
She said the review will also be carried out for all development proposals which have been done as early as the 1980s that conflict with the goals of the land acquisition.
The state government views that these transactions should be taken seriously because it involves public funds stemming from military pensions.
“The Selangor government will not allow Umno’s intention to misuse public funds in order to save their leaders who abuse power for personal and political interests.
“It appears that Umno is not tired of the humiliation they faced after the loss of RM250 million in public funds through the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) project which involved their top leaders,” said Faekah.
She said Raja Ropiah tries to project the role of a leader who defend the rights of people by being present every time single mothers hold a rally to demand their rights from the Selangor government after being appointed Senator.
“Now there is treachery involving not only public funds, but property that has been designated for the Armed Forces, as well as by senior leaders and women leaders of Selangor Umno,” she said.