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Activist Chegubard claims Selangor MB lying about land issue, files lawsuit

He says Amirudin Shari must withdraw the defamatory statements and apologise or meet him in court.

Ahmad Mustakim Zulkifli
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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari. Photo: Bernama
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari. Photo: Bernama

Political activist Badrul Hisham Shaharin, better known as Chegubard, has accused Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari of lying about the status of the land involved in the RM10 billion Selangor Maritime Gateway (SMG) project.

Amirudin had previously said that the company's funding and debts were fully borne by Berjaya Land, but Badrul said this was untrue, citing agreements between the companies involved and SMG.

"According to paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 (a), all loans taken by LLBSB (Landasan Lumayan Berjaya Sdn Bhd) constitute a 45% liability to the state government.

"If the company incurs losses, the people of Selangor would bear the debt that has been bound and transferred as stated in paragraphs 5.1(d) and 6.3," he said at a press conference today.

Badrul, who is Bersatu information committee member, also refuted Amirudin's statement on the ownership status of the 600-acre land the menteri besar claimed as state government property.

"Whether he is confused, lacks legal understanding, or deliberately deceiving, according to paragraph 6.4, Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd (LLSB) to Landasan Lumayan Berjaya Sdn Bhd, all land was transferred to LLSB as stated in paragraphs 7.6 and 8.4."

According to Badrul, the agreement was signed by Vincent Tan and Berjaya Group CEO Syed Ali Shahul Hameed, which he said indicated that the company fully controls the project and contradicted Amirudin's claim that the state government controls it.

LLSB also obtained licences and permits to extract rock and sand in the area of Sungai Klang involved in SMG.

Amirudin and Tan have taken legal action against Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor over the defamatory remarks he made regarding the SMG project during a state election campaign.

Meanwhile, Badrul said that he would send a letter of demand to Amirudin after the latter accused him of being "buyable" and lacking credibility in a press conference yesterday.

"Therefore, no later than this evening and tomorrow, I will initiate legal action against the Selangor menteri besar for distorting facts about me.

"He must withdraw the defamatory statements and apologise or meet me in court," he said.