KUALA LUMPUR: Police do not rule out the possibility that they will call in members of the boards of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) and Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) who were in charge when the sale of the land in Jalan Semarak here took place to record their statements in relation to the land deal.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said investigators might need to record their statements to complete the probe.

He said there were many investigation aspects that needed to be considered before deciding whether there was a need to summon the board of directors of the two companies.

“We will see if there is a need to call them (board of directors of Felda and FIC). It depends on the development of the investigation.

“If it is found that they (board of directors when the land transfer took place) were involved with the transaction, then they will be called up to assist in investigations.

“If we need to call, we will call. But for sure, we will call the board of directors of Synergy Promenade Sdn Bhd (SPSB) to assist in investigations,” he told Berita Harian yesterday.

He said the matter should
not be the subject of speculation as misunderstandings might arise while investigations
were ongoing.

It was reported that Felda was at risk of losing ownership of the piece of land worth more than RM200 million following what had been described as a “dubious deal” in 2015.

The plot of land, which has been earmarked for the Kuala Lumpur Vertical City (KLVC) development project, will feature seven towers, including Felda’s iconic tower, to be known as KLVC Tower 1A.

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.

Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was Felda chairman from 2011 to January last year, Felda Global Ventures chairman from Jan 1, 2011 to June 19 last year and FIC chairman since it was formed on July 2, 2013.

Police recorded Isa’s statement on Friday to assist the probe into the land scandal, and would call him up again if the need arises. Police also recorded statements from eight people.

Translated from Berita Harian

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