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'But Rahman, court says you had no power to do so'

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Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan's explanation that he acted within his powers as local government, housing and urban wellbeing minister in the BHL Group of Companies case does not hold water as the court found otherwise, Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua said.

Rahman, who is now Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, is accused of abusing his power in his previous cabinet post when in 2014 he allowed the extension of a construction of residential complexes by 12 months, relieving BHL of paying liquidated and ascertained damages to home buyers.

"The court ruling has stated clearly that the minister has no power under Section 24 of the Housing and Development (Control and Licensing) Act, to empower housing controllers to waive or change any of the terms and conditions of the prescribed statutory agreement. What ‘power’ is the minister harping about...

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