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T'ganu Harapan wants MACC to probe Taman Ilmu project

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Terengganu Pakatan Harapan today lodged a report with the MACC on the Taman Ilmu East Coast Economic Region development project in Tembila, Besut.

Its chairperson, Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah, said the report was made to enable a detailed MACC investigation following speculation the project had incurred an initial expenditure of RM320 million on a 280ha land.

The project was allegedly abandoned and 97 percent of the buildings were damaged due to vandalism and theft.

He said the MACC should investigate whatever wrongdoing as his Feb 15 visit found that many repairs had not been carried out despite being informed by the previous BN-ruled state government that repair works had been carried out.

"Harapan asks the MACC to investigate if there is an abuse of money and power by the previous state government as it is detrimental to the people and the state," said Kamarul Bahrin, who is also the state Amanah chairperson.

The Taman Ilmu project was developed since 2004 and was targeted as a basic education facility sharing project that would be able to accommodate the needs of six institutions of higher learning.

To date, the Sultan Zainal Abidin University has been using two blocks in Taman Ilmu since September last year while the P Ramlee University is expected to be operational in September.

- Bernama

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