Najib wants probe into Felda land deals

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 22 2017 : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak wants the authorities to conduct a thorough probe into the issue of ownership of four parcels of Felda land in Jalan Semarak here that had been transferred to a private company in an alleged dubious deal.

He said in a series of posts on his Twitter account that action would be taken in the case of any negligence or misconduct based on the investigation report.

“An investigation will be conducted to ensure whether there has been negligence or misconduct by those involved. Measures have to be taken to safeguard the interests of Felda and its settlers,” he said.

Najib also advised Felda to take the appropriate action to protect its interests after having been informed of the land issue.

“We must always protect the interests of Felda and the settlers in all development efforts,” he said.

Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said yesterday that Felda was ready to take all forms of action to regain its right to the land, estimated to be worth RM270 million, following a report that raised questions about the transfer of ownership.

A police report was lodged on Dec 12 and a caveat was placed on the parcels of land, besides the cancellation of the power of attorney issued, and civil action against the parties involved. – Bernama



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