ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor Umno has clarified that the Umno building located on Jalan Segget, downtown Johor Baru, belongs to the party and is not an illegal building.
State Umno liaison committee chief Datuk Hasni Mohammad (pic) said the party had paid the annual land tax of RM13,637 for this year on the 468sqm parcel of land.
“We are the legal owners of the building, and we have documents to prove our ownership," he told reporters outside the State Assembly Hall here on Wednesday.
Hasni (BN-Benut), who is the state opposition leader, was asked to clarify following a statement made by Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian in the House.
Osman, in replying to a question by Andrew Chen Kah Eng (PH-Stulang) on the status of office buildings erected by political parties on state-owned lands, had said that the Jalan Segget Umno building was not leased out to a third party, even though the party had its own building on Jalan Ariffin off Jalan Yahya Awal.
Hasni said the documentation of ownership of the land was done through the proper channels under the National Land Code 1965.