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DBKL to continue 43 land transactions, says FT minister

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Federal Territories Ministry’s special committee has proposed 43 of 97 land transactions be continued by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), said its Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

He said a total of 10 transactions were cancelled with another 23 were suspended and still in the negotiation phase, and one was brought to court.

He said another 20 transactions which had their land ownership transferred to companies were recommended for further investigation by the MACC.

“Of the 23 suspended land transactions, 13 are for the RUMAWIP (Federal Territory Affordable Home programme).

“The total area of land for all 97 transactions covers 675.27 acres (273 hectare) or 1.1 per cent of the total area of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,” he told reporters at a media conference yesterday.

Previously, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng had lodged a report to MACC to investigate the sale of 64 parcels of land at RM4.28 billion to the Federal Territories Foundation, in 2013, involving its former minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

Khalid said the report prepared by the special committee that was set up on July 31 to investigate the issue of 64 parcels of land, was submitted to MACC on Sept 4 for further action.

Meanwhile, Khalid said the Deepavali bazaar, which begins on Oct 1, would be operated for the last time at the Masjid India this year, following an appeal by several parties including hawkers' associations who wanted to do business in conjunction with the celebration.

“However, we only allocated 100 lots in the area of Semua House until the opposite of Maybank Masjid India only,” he said.

On June 26, DBKL decided to stop the festival bazaar after receiving complaints from various parties asking for the bazaar to be relocated to another area as it was blocking the access to Wisma Yakin.

-- Bernama

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