DAP lawmaker questions logic of moving Isa to Spad

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The removal of Isa Samad as chairperson of Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) was long overdue, but it makes no sense to have him replace Syed Hamid Albar at the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad), said DAP lawmaker Liew Chin Tong.

Having made a mess of FGV and Felda, Isa should not be rewarded with such an important position as acting chairperson in Spad, added the Kluang MP.

In a press statement, Liew pointed out that Spad will be involved, directly or indirectly, in the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Line project, the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (RM60 billion), MRT Line (RM28 billion) and MRT Circle Line (RM20 billion).

He pondered whether Isa will be creating a bigger mess in his new post, where the stakes are equally high, if not higher, than FGV and Felda.

“What value does Isa bring to the table, that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has to keep him around even after he was almost universally discredited for the troubles he created for Felda and FGV?...

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