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MACC probing sale of Seri Iskandar airport land

This follows calls by state executive council members from the previous PH administration and a report lodged by Manjoi assemblyman Asmuni Awi.

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has launched an investigation into the sale of land earmarked for the development of an international airport in Seri Iskandar.

Perak MACC chief Mohd Fauzi Mohamad said this followed a report from Manjoi assemblyman Asmuni Awi yesterday.

“We have started an investigation to identify whether any offences were committed under the MACC Act 2009. MACC will call up several individuals to assist in the probe soon,” he told Bernama when contacted today.

However, he refused to reveal the names of the individuals concerned.

Yesterday, four state executive council members in the previous Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, including Asmuni, called on MACC to investigate the sale of the 188-hectare plot of land belonging to the Perak State Development Corporation (PKNP) to a private company.

They claimed that the matter was never discussed at the state executive council or PNKP board of directors meetings during the PH administration.

Last Thursday, Saarani said the land was sold when PH was in power because during the Barisan Nasional administration, the land was reserved for PKNP for the purpose of building the airport.

The matter came to light after Aulong assemblyman Nga Kor Ming, during the Perak state assembly sitting last Tuesday, claimed that land had been sold without the permission of the state government.

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