MACC gets papers on Samy’s alleged land scam (Updated)
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Thursday, 26 March 2009 21:31
(Bernama) SHAH ALAM, 26 March 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) has received documents pertaining to the MIC president's alleged misappropriation of land belonging to a Tamil primary school in Bandar Utama.
The documents were handed over to the MACC's Selangor headquarters here today by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and Concern Youth Movement (CYM), a non-governmental organisation.
PKR vice-president Sivarasa Rasiah said the case involved Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu's alleged misappropriation of three acres (1.2 hectare) of prime land originally alienated for the Effingham Tamil School.
He said the land was designated for public use and should not be sold or transferred to any individual or political party. Hence, it was not suitable for the MIC to acquire it.
"We want Samy Vellu to do the right thing by returning the balance three acres of land that was originally alienated for the Effingham Tamil School, to the people.
"It was good of him to acknowledge that it was an administrative error that had resulted in his name being listed as the beneficial owner of half of the land in Jalan Bandar Utama 1/1.
"...but, it has been almost six months since he apologised and we now want him to rectify the mistake and put things right," added Sivarasa, who is also Subang member of parliament.
The documents were handed over to Selangor MACC director Moh Samsudin Yusof to facilitate investigations into the alleged misappropriation.
Recently, the MIC and Samy Vellu came under fire as the party president was named the beneficiary owner of half of the land in BU11/1, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, originally meant for SRJK (T) Effingham.
However, MIC secretary-general Datuk Dr S Subramaniam had clarified that the land was owned by the party and there was an error in the description of the proprietor in the land title.
He was reported as having said that the error was brought to the attention of the Selangor Land and Mines director and that the MIC was taking steps to rectify it through its lawyers.