The 35.2-hectare land in Taman Wahyu was sold to Maqamad Sdn Bhd at RM68 per square feet on Nov 20, 2015, when the market value then was at least RM250 sq ft

KUALA LUMPUR: Kepong member of parliament Lim Lip Eng has urged Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Dr Ali Hamsa to clarify a land deal in Taman Wahyu here, which was sold below market value to an Umno-linked company.

Speaking to reporters at the Jinjang Flood Retention Pond here today, Lim said the 35.2-hectare (80 acres) land was sold to Maqamad Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Sun & Son Sdn Bhd) at RM68 per square feet (sq ft) on Nov 20, 2015, when the market value then was at least RM250 sq ft.

“We are seeking an answer from Ali Hamsa because the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Land and Mines Office is under his purview.

“Besides, we all know that Ali Hamsa is merely a civil servant, so he has to tell us the person who approved the sale,” he said, adding that he would also enquire officially with the KSN after Hari Raya.

Lim said, in the 5A form dated Nov 20, 2015 and addressed to Maqamad, the Federal Territories Land and Mines Office indicated the land premium being RM237 million.

He said while Maqamad has yet to finish paying the premium, it had sold the land to a Sarawak-based developer Perdana Park City Sdn Bhd.

It was reported in April this year that Perdana Park was collaborating with China-based Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd. for mixed use commercial development on the land consisting of a hotel, offices, parking, shopping mall, connectivity and apartments.

Lim said that the development would result in traffic congestion and flooding problems to the area, as the retention pond was supposed to be used to mitigate floods.

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