Yeoh: MACC slow to act on disputed Taman Rimba project

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  • Thursday, 16 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh alleged that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is being slow to act on the disputed Taman Rimba Kiara project despite several reports lodged against its development.

“Previously, the TTDI resident and former Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng (now Kepong MP) had lodged a MACC report on the said matter.

“Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) had also submitted important details on the case to MACC to investigate,” she said.

“I also lodged similar reports on the matter but why has there been no action as yet?”

In November 2017, Lim lodged an MACC report against the Federal Territories Ministry and other parties for possible fraud on the project.On May 16 last year, Yeoh and Lim lodged reports with MACC seeking a probe into the sale of 64 parcels of land totalling 170ha, including the one in Taman Rimba Kiara.

Previously, TTDI residents had also objected to a proposed housing development of eight blocks of high-end serviced apartments and a block of affordable homes for the Bukit Kiara longhouse residents as they feared it could encroach into the Taman Rimba Kiara.

A part of the land was alienated for development and it prompted an ongoing legal tussle between Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents and the authorities.

The MPs had questioned the land deal and a possible case of conflict of interest as the then FT minister was also the chairman of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), a registered proprietor of the land earmarked for development.

C4’s executive director Cynthia Gabriel sho­wed a slide presentation at a press conference on a possible conflict of interest bet­ween former FT minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Teng­ku Mansor and companies linked to the project.

“These details were submitted to MACC but there is no update on the case yet,” she said.

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