Khalid: Culprits will not be protected


FEDERAL Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said there will be no protection or cover-up for anyone involved in the questionable sale of 64 parcels of land by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) between 2013 and this year.

He said he would not engage in a witch-hunt but would give his full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“There will be no cover-up for any criminal breach of trust regarding the land sale,” said Khalid at Putrajaya Corporation (PPj).

He added that any form of cover-up in the investigation would be a betrayal of public interest.

“It is my responsibility is to cooperate (with MACC).

“As FT Minister, my immediate role is understanding the operations of PPj, YWP, DBKL and Labuan.”

After he was sworn in as FT Minister earlier this week, Khalid met with Kuala Lumpur MPs and PPj.

He is scheduled to meet Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz at DBKL soon.

His meeting with PPj president Datuk Seri Hasim Ismail on Thursday was to understand the vision, mission and the role of PPj as well as the concept and philosophy behind the establishment of Putrajaya.

“This is our chance to be the beacon of human development for the world to see,” he said.

Khalid highlighted some of the challenges PPj faced, including financial constraints, and keeping true to its philosophy to make Putrajaya a unique township.

“To achieve that, we need a lot of funding and PPj should be able to generate the funds independently without burdening the citizens in the city.

“The other challenges include maintaining the greenery, quality of life and lifestyle, public transport and the increased traffic jams due to the increase of cars in a modern city,” he said.



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