Lim Sian See
Did you know that the 2,300 acres Ijok land that MB Azmin Ali gave back to the two companies in that bailout where the companies got RM757mil while settlers get RM421mil is now being developed in a property project with a GDV of RM15 billion?
In fact, the developers who cited a similar project said the initially project GDV of RM15 billion could end up being many times more.
In Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s interview today, he revealed that his plan was to develop this land using state agencies and JV with developers via open tender of development rights (instead of giving out the land) and was ready to pay compensation that is much more than what the settlers got today as their land price had increased.
The Ijok lands are well connected to established suburban centres such as Kota Damansara, Shah Alam and Sungai Buloh, via major roads — Jalan Batu Arang, Persiaran Mokhtar Dahari, Jalan Meru Tambahan and Jalan Kuala Selangor, as well as existing highways, including the LATAR Expressway, North-South Expressway and Guthrie Expressway.
The accessibility to the lands is expected to be enhanced with new proposed expressways, including the DASH Highway (Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway) and West Coast Expressway.
Then MB Jokermin came along and did secret negotiations direct deals with certain developers, reversed Khalid’s plans and sabotaged the Selangor State Govt to the tune of billions of ringgit as well as torpedoed the settlers’ fair rights to higher compensation.
There is no justice (or keadilan) that the settlers who were promised RM180k cash and a house 20 years ago now only got RM180k cash and a house when the value and strategic location of their land has increased so many folds.
20 years ago, their land was worth RM3 per square feet. Today, the same land with the same land status can fetch RM30 psf to RM60 psf.
Is this keadilan?
Source: Lim Sian See