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Felda only wants its land back – Shahrir

Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad

Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad

KUALA LUMPUR – January 15, 2018: “I just want the land. We have never discussed stopping the project. The project is the project, the land is the land. I’m not questioning the development agreement.”

This is what Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said in an interview with The Mole this morning ahead of a press conference scheduled for later in the day to announce the return of “Felda’s lost land”.

“The development agreement is legitimate… FIC (Felda Invesment Corporation) had signed it, the (then) Felda chairman and the DG had given the power of attorney in June 2014,” he clarified.

Shahrir made these points to stress that he had never intended to dispute the Kuala Lumpur Vertical City (KLVC) project or matters related to the project and had all the while been interested only in getting back the land.

Felda lodged a police report last December 12 against developer Synergy Promenade Sdn. Bhd. for allegedly obtaining the land fraudulently.

Shahrir was also quoted by the Berita Harian daily on December 21 that Felda was no longer interested in the project.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak later ordered an external, which began on Monday last week.

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