MCA Allegedly Bought RM400 psf Land for RM1 psf. Ex-MP Denying It

19 Sep 2017

Former MCA leader Chew Mei Fun have been urged to clarify the issue on the acquisition of land within the SS25 area below the market price in 2007 and 2008.

This comes as Chew was part of the district-level committee that oversaw the allocation of 0.4ha land at SS25, along Sg Kayu Ara, for RM1 psf instead of the RM400 psf market price, said Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua.

“Such land committees function in every district together with the district officer, the MP and state assemblyperson for the area,” claimed Pua.

“Even if she does not know anything, as an MCA party leader, she must make a stand if such dealings are acceptable.”

Notably, Chew served as PJ Utara MP between 1999 and 2008.

He made the statement at a press conference on the matter along with Damansara Utama state assemblyperson Yeo Bee Hin.

Pua noted that he would have resigned had he been involved in the transaction. “As an MP, I am supposed to protect state properties for the people.”

According to him, political parties should not be acquiring properties at prices way below their market value.

When asked if he and Yeo would raise the issue at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Pua explained that the acquisition of the property was legal since it was approved by the then state government.

But while the land office and the state government had the right to determine the price of the lot, the RM1 psf offer is usually “given only to religious bodies to build places of worship”, he said.

The land acquisition was discovered by Yeo in March, when MCA requested the Petaling Jaya City Council to rezone it for commercial use.


Image sourced from FMT.


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