by ASILA JALIL / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
TRANSACTIONS of 97 lands owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) since 2011 were made without proper standard operating procedures (SOP).
Public Accounts Committee chairman Wong Kah Woh (Pakatan Harapan-Ipoh Timur) said the city hall did not have any SOP regarding the disposal or selling of its lands.
DBKL only improved the process of sale and disposal of lands after 2015 through the preparation of checklists which had more detailed procedures and received recognition from ISO in 2017.
“The sale of 97 DBKL lands since 2011 did not refer to any SOP. The process was too loose, prone to abuse of power and protected neither the interest of DBKL nor the people of Kuala Lumpur,” said Wong in a statement today.
He also said the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 draft which has been approved differs from the draft plan tabled to the public in 2008.
“The draft plan which was gazetted has yet to receive feedback from all stakeholders in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
In the statement, the PAC urged the government to conduct matters relating to the sale and disposal of lands under DBKL openly and based on a comprehensive SOP.
He added that the Federal Territories Ministry and DBKL need to review the KL City Plan 2020 again and take into account the changes made from the original draft.