Gov't denies prime land in Cheras sold to 'Umno crony’

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PARLIAMENT | Deputy Federal Territories Minister Loga Bala Mohan Jaganathan has denied the allegation that a 13ha plot of land was sold to an “Umno crony.”

Loga Bala Mohan was responding to a question from Tan Kok Wai (DAP-Cheras) on the rationale behind the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) selling the plot of land at below market value.

The transaction, Tan pointed out, had also caused the Health and Environment Department of DBKL to be relocated to Taman Tasik Pudu Ulu from Batu 2 1/2 Jalan Cheras.

"The department was forced (to move) because the land was sold to ‘xxx’, an Umno crony company, with the approval of the federal territories minister.

"I ask why was the original land sold at below market price, and why was the construction cost (of the new building), which is close to RM35 million, borne by DBKL?" he asked during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat today...

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