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Malaysia

RM1.18b Ijok land sold was private, not


Selangor govt’s, Pakatan tells BN man
MARCH 25, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Amid


continued debate into the Ijok land
controversy, three Selangor Pakatan
Harapan (PH) representatives asserted
today that the state government did not
sell off its land as alleged by the Barisan
Nasional (BN).

The trio — PKR’s Subang MP R. Sivarasa


and Parti Amanah Negara’s Shah Alam
MP Khalid Samad and former Kuala
Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad — told
the BN’s strategic communications
deputy director Datuk Eric See-To that
the land that was sold for RM1.18 billion
was land that originally belonged to
settlers, but was privatised by the
previous government when his coalition
PKR’s Subang MP R. Sivarasa, along with two other MPs, asserted today that the Selangor state held power.
government did not sell off its land as alleged by the Barisan Nasional (BN). — Picture by Choo Choy
May
“The fact of the matter is that the land
that was sold for RM 1.18 was NOT
Selangor government land but was PRIVATE land. His question is a false question,” the three said in a joint
statement.

They suggested that See-To had “forgotten” that it was the BN state administration that had “taken back the land
from the settlers in 1998 in return for empty promises”.

They asserted that it was the PKR-led Selangor government that had in 2016 “remedied a massive injustice inflicted
on the settlers” by the previous BN administration and successfully recovered 1000 acres of public land known then
as Alam Perdana that that the BN had allegedly given away in 1998.

“The role of the Selangor government when granting consent to the sale was to impose conditions in order to
resolve the legal predicament of the settlers in one global settlement.

“The land owners were to settle all the outstanding costs to banks on their land and the sale proceeds would be
used to pay the compensation owed to the settlers,” Sivarasa, Khalid and Dzulkefly said.

The trio also insisted that specific payments made by the subsequent landowners from the sale to their banks and
their creditors were their private commercial arrangements and had nothing to do with the state government nor
the settlers.

“After 20 years of waiting, the settlers have been paid in full and will receive keys for their new home by the end of
next year.

“We thank Eric and his Umno bosses who are suddenly showing a lot of concern after leaving the settlers in the
lurch for two decades,” they said.