'BN grabbed RM20mil in S'gor lands'
Sekinchan assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim today accused Barisan Nasional of land grab in Selangor, revealing that it had acquired a total of 24 state lands at RM1 per square foot, even though the total market value is estimated to be at least RM20 million.
The total size of the lands spanning seven out of nine districts in Selangor is approximately 33.5 acres or 1,459,260 square feet.
"All of them are high value lands, they are commercial lands... after Umno, MCA, MIC and Gerakan get the land, they immediately get into joint-ventures (to develop the land) or sell them off for tens of thousands or millions of profit," he alleged at a press conference at the Selangor Legislative Assembly lobby this afternoon.
Ng mocked the diversity of political parties involved, dubbing it "Sapu Tanah 1Malaysia" (1Malaysia Land Grab) in reference to the federal government's 1Malaysia campaigns.
Of the 24 lands, he said Umno obtained the lion's share at 15, while MCA, MIC and Gerakan acquired five, three and one respectively for the generous price.
"These are only those registered under party names, the number of those registered under individual names, we do not know," said Ng.
Valuation of lands to be commissioned
The largest involves a 7-acre land in Klang with lot number PT125400, 4 acres of which is owned by Kota Raja Umno division, while the rest belongs to the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
Another land which Lim highlighted was in Ulu Langat with the lot number PT4545 and a size of 2,310 square metres, which is now in the possession of Umno.
One of the trustees for Umno for the land, he claimed, was Umno's former Cempaka state assemblyperson Mad Aris Mad Yusuf and former Ampang state assemblyperson Mufti Suib who held the now defunct seat and had since passed away.
Lim also highlighted a land with PT number PT190 in Kuala Selangor, now in possession of MIC, which he claimed had among others, former MIC president Samy Vellu as a trustee.
He said that a report will be lodged with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) soon and the state government will also commission a valuation of the said lands.
Meanwhile, Sri Muda assemblyperson Shuhaimi Shafiei (right) said these information are based on district offices’ documents.
"These are based on facts... I challenge BN to return the lands to the people of Selangor," he said.