PUTRAJAYA: Generation2U United Club and Kampung Lindungan 565 Youth Association have urged Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the Selangor government over a land deal in Ijok.
Generation2U United Club adviser Kalam Azad Abu Bakar said there were several matters in the land transaction that raised suspicions of corruption.
He said the land belonged to two housing developers, Mujur Zaman Sdn Bhd and LBCN Development Sdn Bhd, but in 2009 the Selangor government, led by then menteri besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, acquired the 889ha land and revoked their contract for failing to develop the land on time.
“Both developers then sued the Selangor government for alleged wrongful conduct in forfeiting and acquiring their land, but then the case was thrown out. In 2013, the case was brought to the Court of Appeal and it was struck out. A year later, the matter was taken to the Federal Court.
“However, after Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali became the menteri besar, the Selangor government suddenly agreed to withdraw the case and return the land to LBCN Development and Mujur Zaman.
“The question is, why did the state government suddenly give the land back to the developers when it had the advantage in the case and would possibly have won?”
Kalam was speaking to reporters after after lodging a report with MACC together with Kampung Lindungan 565 Youth Association representative Mohd Ismawi Ismail.
In September 2015, Eco World Development Group Bhd bought part of the land from LBCN Development and Mujur Zaman.
Kalam questioned how Eco World Development was able to purchase the land when it was still the subject of dispute and litigation in court between the developers and Selangor government.
He said the land settlers have also yet to receive the compensation.
“As non-governmental organisations, we urge MACC to probe this case and take all necessary actions. We hope there is an end to this case and the settlers will receive their compensation,” he said.