Daim to meet MACC tomorrow over KL land cases

Syed Umar Ariff and Ahmad Suhael Adnan

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Daim Zainuddin will hold a meeting with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a graft a case involving the sale of 91 parcels of land in the city.

He said the investigators were scheduled to meet him tomorrow, but could not divulge details of the meeting.

"I am not sure why they want to see (me)," he said when met after a question-and-answer session with Kampung Baru residents today.

Daim was commenting on a matter raised by a Kampung Baru resident, in which the person had claimed that the previous minister in charge of the territory had provided lands for his cronies through questionable means.

"In Kuala Lumpur, he (the former minister) had given away 91 parcels of lands.

"We (government) have completed investigations (into the transactions) and had sent (findings) to the MACC.


Tun Daim Zainuddin will hold a meeting with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a graft a case involving the sale of 91 parcels of land in the city. ( NSTP/ MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN)

"Tomorrow, I will meet with the MACC. They want to talk about whether the lands should be seized. There are those (some recipients) who are willing to return the lands.

"We will discuss to see if offences were committed (in the transactions). If there are, then we will take action.

"Some of the lands were given (through) the city hall and land offices.

"The biggest piece of land was from Bandar Malaysia. Back then, I had offered a land in TRX to Petronas so that they can create a heritage (zone). But they do not want it.

"Later they (unclear) took the land and gave it to 1MDB. If possible, it would be nice if they turn the land (which was earmarked as an airbase) into a recreational park." © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd