Full disclosure on all land deals in KL City Plan, FT minister says

FT Minister Khalid Samad says the public will be able to get the full information on all land use within the national capital when the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 is gazetted in mid November. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana
FT Minister Khalid Samad says the public will be able to get the full information on all land use within the national capital when the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 is gazetted in mid November. ― Picture by Miera Zulyana

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 ― The public will be able to get the full information on all land use within the national capital once the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 is gazetted in mid November, Khalid Samad said today.

The Federal Territories minister added that the gazetted plan will also include information on questionable land transactions approved by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government.

“This will include all infringement that was done by previous administration which showed they don't follow the master plan,” he told reporters in Parliament.

Khalid also said that 70 per cent of the 97 dubious land transactions involving City Hall (DBKL) had taken place when Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor was the Federal Territories minister.

He said 64 out of the 97 questionable land deals are under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over alleged dubious transactions belonging to City Hall (DBKL) worth RM4.28 billion.

“We will of course render all the possible cooperation to the MACC and I am not in the capacity to disclose their investigation,” he said.

In May, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said he had lodged a report with MACC over 64 parcels of land sold by DBKL during Tengku Adnan’s tenure as minister from 2013 to 2018.

Today, Khalid defended DBKL’s sale of public land, saying it was necessary to develop the capital city. But he acknowledged the need to make the purposes known.

“If it is for affordable homes or home for civil servant then I am all for these kind of projects.

“But if it is for the sake of selling to get money, that definitely is not the idea,” he said.

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