Isa Samad gives statement on land transfer

By BERNAMA / Pic By TMR File

Former Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad was at Bukit Aman federal police headquarters yesterday morning to have his statement recorded over the controversial transfer of Federal Land Development Authority (Felda) land in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said Mohd Isa completed giving his statement at 10am.

The Royal Malaysian Police had reportedly set up a special team to investigate Felda’s loss of ownership to four pieces of land in Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

Mohamad Fuzi said a number of other individuals connected to the case would also be called to give their statements soon.

“I don’t need to reveal their names, but we will list who to be called next to give their statements.

“We will try to complete recording the individuals’ statements soonest possible,” he told reporters when met at the launch of the Home Ministry’s Strategic Plan Book 2018.

Last Dec 21, the media reported that Felda risked losing ownership of its land in Jalan Semarak worth RM200 million, after the transfer of the land through dubious transactions since 2015.

The transfer of the land is believed to have taken place when Felda Investment Corp Sdn Bhd (FIC) appointed a local company as the main contractor on June 3, 2014, and was given the full power of attorney to develop the land.

Mohd Isa was Felda chairman from 2011 to January 2017, FGVH chairman from Jan 1, 2011, to June 19, 2017, and FIC chairman since it was established on July 2, 2013, until 2017.