Special task force report on DBKL land deals handed to Dr M

KUALA LUMPUR: The special task force report on Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) land deals involving 64 plots of land was handed to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his deliberation before he flew off to China for a five-day visit, says Khalid Abdul Samad.

The Federal Territories Minister said the task force, representing three government authorities, had completed their investigations and included recommendations on how to handle each deal.

"I submitted the report yesterday (Aug 17) before Dr Mahathir's visit to China, and he will decide when he returns," he said during a press conference held after the launch and handover of keys to residents of Sky Awani Residence on Jalan Sentul Pasar here.

The task force comprises representatives from DBKL, the Ministry and individuals selected by Khalid himself.

DBKL sold 64 parcels involving some 170ha of land valued at RM4.28bil without open tender between 2013 and 2018.

Khalid clarified that not all of the 64 plots of land involved Rumah Mampu Milik Wilayah Persekutuan (RumaWIP).

"It also consists of other development projects.

"Some of the recommendations include scrapping agreements and refunding sellers, while some deals can continue or be improved," he said.

Khalid reiterated that the investigations by the task force did not involve the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which would carry out their own probe.

"MACC investigations focus on whether corruption is involved," he explained.

Khalid promised that land sales processes would be improved to be more transparent and systematic.


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