Right about now, Felda chairman Shahrir Samad will be addressing a major press conference at the 49th floor of the Felda Tower in Kuala Lumpur. There will be many questions the Tan Sri will be asked about the Berita Harian front page story today:
The facts are simple and quite known though some in authorities may want them forgotten: Felda general manager Abdul Ghani Ali, appointed by Shahrir in September, lodged a police report on Dec 12 on a deal involving a company called Synergy Promenade, believed to belong to “allies” of a former powerful Felda big boss, that could see Felda lose ownership of the land.
The front page by BH is an opportunity for Shahrir to push for a closure to the scandal and demand justice for Felda and punishment for the scoundrels. It will save not just Felda’s Jalan Semarak land but also the integrity of this Administration.
Felda had been hit by massive scandals after an attempt to get rid of a senior executive at FGV by the then Felda chairman Isa Samad. In Aug, Isa was even kept in remand by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to help in the investigations into massive graft. He was released after five days.Isa was detained for five days by MACC in AugustIn Sept, the MACC said it was wrapping up the probe into Isa and Felda and would send in its papers to the AG Chambers for the next course of action.