Friday, December 21, 2012

DAP: S'gor Umno behind on taxes for cheap land

MPSJ councillor Ng Sze Han, me, MP Puchong Gobind Singh Deo and ADUN Sekinchan Ng Suee Lim at the press conference highlighting the unpaid quit rent and assessment bill on UMNO Puchong's lands for year 2011 and 2012

DAP, in a continued expose of BN’s cheap land acquisitions, has asked the Selangor menteri besar to consider confiscating land allegedly owned by Puchong Umno for not paying quit rent for two years.

Subang Jaya assemblyperson Hannah Yeoh said today the land is part of the 24 plots that BN had acquired at a cheap price when the coalition was ruling Selangor prior to 2008.
NONEAccording to Yeoh (right), lots 0073899 and 0073900 in Puchong are in arrears of quit rent amounting to  RM26,935.50 and RM110,869.20 respectively.

“We will write to the state government to consider several options, including confiscating the land under the National Land Code,” she told a press conference this morning.
She said that the two plots of land still remained vacant and that no community centre has been built there, contrary to the BN claim that was made when Sekinchan assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim first exposed the BN’s acquisition of the 24 plots of land at below cost.

Besides the two plots of land owned by Umno, Yeoh further claimed that both MCA and Gerakan too own a plot of land.

According to the official search copy from the District Land Office, the plot of land registered under Gerakan is located in Kinrara, Puchong, under the lot number PT29095, while that owned by MCA is registered under the party’s Batu branch and is located in Puchong Jaya with the plot number PT235.

Gobind Challenges MCA, Gerakan

Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo and Ng were also present at the press conference.

Gobind said Gerakan and MCA have to prove that the lands have been used for the benefit of the people, as BN had claimed a the Selangor state assembly sitting, before more revelations on the land grab was made by DAP.

“I challenge them to prove that the lands owned by them are used for the people,” said Gobind.
NONEThe allegations that BN owns 24 plots of land, acquired at the cheap price of RM1 per square foot, was raised by Ng (right) during the Selangor state assembly sitting a month ago.

Ng expressed his disappointment with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who is also Selangor Umno chief, for his deafening silence to his (Ng’s) allegations.

“Today, I express my regret, for it has been a month since Nov 20 when I made the revelation. Both DAP and I are still waiting for the response from BN under Najib’s leadership.

“We ask for Najib to answer as Selangor Umno chief, and for him to respond to this issue of ‘RM1 per square foot’ land.

“If not, BN/ Umno would lose its moral authority to speak about its transparency,” Ng added.

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