AFTER TAKING LOFTY STAND ON DR MAHATHIR, ALL EYES ON JOHOR SULTAN TO ORDER MB KHALED & AIDES TO DECLARE THEIR ASSETS IN WAKE OF LAND CONVERSION SCAM

Parti Amanah Negera deputy president Salahuddin Ayub has urged Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin and state exco Abd Latif Bandi to declare their assets.

This came amid a graft probe involving Abd Latif’s son on illegal conversion of bumiputera lands to non-bumiputera status in exchange for kickbacks.

“I challenge Latif and Khaled to declare their assets immediately,” Salahuddin said in a statement yesterday.

Salahuddin pointed out that the illegal conversions came at the expense of revenue for the state government.
“The corruption scandal with regard to the conversion of bumiputera lands shows Umno and BN has failed to defend the rights of bumiputera in Johor.

“Imagine how much money has been lost that could have benefited the people of Johor through various projects and aid,” he said.

On Feb 25, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) seized 21 luxury cars, five high performance bikes and RM500,000 cash in relation to the case.

It also froze 45 bank accounts with RM15.5 million in them.

Six individuals aged between 25 and 50 were arrested, including Abdul Latif’s son.

Abdul Latif heads the housing and local government portfolio.

He went on leave yesterday following the investigation.

– M’kini

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