Azalina: Felda land deal just ‘business matter’

Datuk Azalina Othman Said downplayed allegations that Felda has 'lost' its land. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
Datuk Azalina Othman Said downplayed allegations that Felda has 'lost' its land. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 —  Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said was reported feeling confident the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) land scandal can be resolved with existing legal provisions and the police investigation.

According to a Berita Harian report, the minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the questionable dealing was just a business matter, and downplayed allegations that Felda has “lost” its land.

“The land ownership issue is more of a business matter,” she was quoted saying.

“I believe this would not affect the support of Felda voters because it was brought up by the chairman himself, which means he will find a solution to this problem.”

The Pengerang MP was referring to the dubious transfer of land ownership worth RM270 million in Jalan Semarak.

Developer Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd was said to have misused the power of attorney to transfer the plot to itself in 2015, without paying a single sen to Felda.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had also appointed an independent auditor to initiate an internal inquiry.

Yesterday, former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Abdul Samad was called to the Bukit Aman police Commercial Crime Investigation Department to give his statements.

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