KUALA LUMPUR: There is no element of fraud in the ownership of reserve land at Kamunting, Perak, says Bukit Aman.
Police secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin (pic) said police have concluded investigations into the case which involves the barracks and Taiping district police force barracks and OCPD's living quarters.
"The results of the investigation found no elements of fraud regarding the status of the said reserve land and the said case has been classified as no further action (NFA).
"Investigation on the status of the land indicated that the land in lot 784 has been owned by the Titular Roman Catholic Bishop of Melaka since 1883," she said in a statement on Saturday (June 10).
She added that a police report made by Taiping district police was previously aimed at only determining the status of land ownership.
"The police hope that all parties do not manipulate this issue to confuse public perception," she said.
It was reported on Friday (June 9) that the land where the police quarters and the house of the Kamunting OCPD sits belongs to the Titular Roman Catholic Bishop of Melaka.
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri was quoted saying investigations conducted found that the police had been using about 555ha of the land since 1951.
"The Land and Mines Department confirmed on May 13, 2021, that the land is indeed owned by the church since 1883.
The buildings have been vacated and are being demolished," he said in a statement on Friday (June 9).
Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail on Wednesday (June 7) told the Dewan Rakyat that the case has been classified as "no further action" following a police investigation.
Saifuddin was replying to Zahari Kechik (PN-Jeli) who had wanted to know about the status of the investigation.
A news portal reported in April last year that the piece of land had changed ownership without anyone's knowledge.