They want MACC to probe the former FT minister on the sale of 64 parcels of land to the Federal Territories Foundation since 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: MACC must investigate former Federal Territories minister Tengku Adnan Mansor on the sale of 64 parcels of land to the Federal Territories Foundation since 2013, said Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng today.

Tengku Adnan also heads the foundation.

“I told the MACC that the first individual they should investigate is Tengku Adnan, because he was the one who approved the selling of the lands.

“He was also involved with the foundation. Basically, (there was) conflict (of interest).

“Maybe FT deputy minister Loga Bala Mohan and the KL mayor (should) be investigated (too), as they are part of the foundation,” Lim told reporters after lodging a report at the MACC office at Jalan Cochrane here today. Also present was Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh.

Yeoh in her ceramah series before GE14 had promised Segambut voters that she would initiate a MACC probe against Tengku Adnan and DBKL over the sale on forest reserves and other public lands in the capity city.

No open tender

Speaking to reporters after lodging the report, Lim said that since 2013, 64 lands measuring a total of 171.7ha worth RM4.28 billion were sold without open tender.

“Furthermore, it was said that the lots were to provide affordable homes for the people.

“However, upon further checks, we found that only a part of (the lots was allotted) for the purpose (of affordable homes),”

“We are not against the housing projects and purchasers. (But) we want to look at the transactions,” he said.

Lim added that all development projects here which have been approved will proceed as usual, while those under planning will be temporarily halted.

“This is to allow us to review the land deals, as well as to ensure that all the lands sales were done under open tender,” he added, reported New Straits Times.