CM: Selangor Wants Every Piece Of Land To Benefit The People


SHAH ALAM, 9 Jan: The Selangor Government wants a parcel of land in Bukit Raja, Klang, which was allocated to be an army camp, to be used for that purpose and no to gain profits.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that this does not mean that Selangor is thwarting development, but Selangor wants every piece of land taken for public use, to benefit the people.

He said this to refute Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who claimed that Selangor is preventing any development on the land.

“Ask him (Ahmad Zahid) to show evidence of prevention,” said Abdul Khalid today in a press conference after the Exco Meeting here.

“We told them that we will not approve until we are presented with a plan that provides the State Government opportunity to benefit from the land project,” he said.

Prior to this, the State Government decided to disallow any commercial development on the 200 acres of land which was taken in the 1980s for the construction of the 8 Brigade military camp.

In 2009, the Federal Land Commissioner requested that the military camp project be changed to a commercial development project, thus, the request was rejected by the State Government.

He said that any arrangements of the sale of the land also has nothing to do with the State Government, but his office is responsible for the development in the area.

It was reported that the status and use of the land in the Bukit Raja Industrial area in Klang appeared in a scandal that involves the company of Selangor Wanita Umno Chief, Senator Datuk Raja Ropiah Raja Abdullah, Awan Megah Sdn Bhd.

The land has already been acquired by Boustead Holdings Berhad when a payment of RM130 million was paid to Awan Megah.

Boustead Holdings is an investment by the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) that keeps contributions and pensions of military personnel.

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