Ex-mayor says would help probe on DBKL’s alleged dubious land deals

Phesal had served as mayor between July 2012 and July 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Phesal had served as mayor between July 2012 and July 2015. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — Former Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Phesal Talib has promised today to facilitate any investigation against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), after a DAP MP accused the latter’s involvement in dubious land deal transactions.

Phesal had served as mayor between July 2012 and July 2015, before he was succeeded by Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz.

“I also do not remember about any lots. If the government conducts an investigation, I am ready to provide information.

“Thank you for calling. If there is investigation, if I am called, I will help in the investigation, so that everyone gets justice,” Phesal told Malay Mail when contacted.

DAP’s Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng yesterday said he had lodged a report over 64 plots of land which were supposedly sold by DBKL, while under the purview of former FT minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

Lim claimed that most of the plots of land were sold without an open tender, at below market price.

Among the other inconsistencies Lim alleged were the failure by some developers to pay premiums to DBKL when transferring or changing the types of land ownership, while some were sold without having gone through a valuation report.

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