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I Have S&P Of Taman Manggis Land To Third Party – Rahman

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KUALA LUMPUR – Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has disclosed that he has two Sales and Purchase Agreement (S&P) documents relating to the land allocated for a hardcore poor housing project (PPRT) in Taman Manggis in Penang.

He claimed the two documents stated how the land which was now owned by a private company, Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC), which attempted to sell it to a third party for RM20 million.

“Both S&Ps are now in my hands, which were given to certain people and in this attempt to sell the land, the two S&P agreements are very detailed.

“Everything here states the seller was asking for RM20 million meaning he bought at RM11 million and wanted to sell at RM20 million,” he said when winding debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address by in the Dewan Rakyat Wednesday.

He said the two documents were new and he would not hesitate to hand them over to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for investigations.

Abdul Rahman said the contents of the documents clearly showed KLIDC which bought the land from the state government was not interested in developing it.

“I will hand over to MACC and the parties which gave this document to me, if need be will be called to give statements,” he said.

Elaborating further, Abdul Rahman said the documents also stated on a payment of RM17 million which needed to be paid to four companies.

“The money trail is complex, so I assume that KLIDC which was given the chance to buy the land was not interested in building a medical centre.

“Later the state government sweetened the deal by allowing KLIDC to build a medical centre with mixed commercial lots plus swimming pool,” he said.

According to Abdul Rahman, the 4.937 acre land in Taman Manggis was allocated for PPRT construction in which 2.872 acres had been developed while the remaining area should be for the development of the same project under phase two.

However, the remaining land was sold to KLIDC which initially planned to build to private medical centre but it was changed into a private medical centre with commercial lots, he said.

— BERNAMA

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