KUALA LUMPUR: Despite police handing in the investigation papers (IP) over its probe into the Felda Jalan Semarak land deal, there is more to be done.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali confirmed that the IP had indeed been handed over to the A-G’s Chambers.
However, he said the investigations were not done yet.
“I must correct the wrong perception that the investigations into the matter by the police have been completed. It is far from it,” he told the New Straits Times.
Apandi added that the IP was referred to the A-G’s Chambers for specific further instructions, the nature of which he was not obliged to disclose.
Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun had said the investigations were completed and the IP handed over to the A-G’s Chambers.
Earlier this month, police recorded former Felda chairman Tan Sri Isa Samad's statement as part of their probe into the Jalan Semarak land scandal.
It was learnt that police had recorded statements from at least nine people, including those on Felda's board of directors at the time the deal was made, as well as developer Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB).
It was reported last month that Felda was at risk of losing ownership of its Jalan Semarak land, worth more than RM200 million, in what had been described as a “dubious deal” conducted in 2015.
The ownership transfer of the land took place when FIC Sdn Bhd appointed SPSB as its main developer on June 3, 2014, and it was granted full power of attorney to develop the land.
Felda has since been handed back the land.