8 March 2018
Press statement by MCA Religious Harmony Bureau Secretary Chris Daniel Wong
Selcat a cat without claws if Ijok land controversies unaddressed
The silence of Pakatan Harapan and PAS elected representatives in Selangor on the Ijok land scandal is deafening. Is the Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) now diminished to just a whimpering kitten without whiskers?
It is just hugely abnormal that self-proclaimed Cowgate whistleblower PKR Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli or DAP National Publicity Secretary Tony Pua to be silent on this scam when the residents were clearly the biggest losers in the compensation dished out considering the value of the land had skyrocketed, while the two crony developers companies who, despite losing at the High and Appeal Court levels, were so fortunate to be offered a settlement by MEnteri Besar Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali.
The Selangor state government had driven huge publicity by portraying that RM1.18billion from the sale of the related Ijok land had benefited.
Clause 16 of the 2015 Settlement agreement reads that “sale proceeds and other proceeds of sale of other lands would be distributed to seven third parties” – the seven consisting of consultancy parties, management firm besides other individuals became beneficiaries of some RM260 million.
Meanwhile, Clause 43 of the 2015 Settlement Agreement reads that “The Settlement Agreement, the Supplemental Settlement Agreement and the Consent Judgement wer entered into with the full knowledge, support and sanction of the Selangor state government.”
Thus, the Selangor state government was clearly in the know that not the entire RM1.18 billion went to the settlers, but did not make any effort to inform the media this.
Observing how Tony Pua and other non-Penang state DAP MPs dodged questions on the Penang undersea tunnel mega scandal at the corridors of Parliament on 6 Jan 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxg-styXa-Y&feature=youtu.be) by passing the buck to the Penang state government , when as a DAP Publicity NATIONAL Secretary and in view that a majority of the Penang Excos and state Assemblymen are Rocket leaders, the Petaling Jaya Utara MP should have no problems addressing this issue.
Thus, it becomes obvious that Tony Pua is evading difficult questions on accountability, and in the process fails to practise transparency – both in Penang and now, in his own state of Selangor.
The Selangor state administration might jolly well do better by abolishing SelCat for good as it serves no purpose at all, and cannot bring scammers to book.
Chris Daniel Wong
MCA Religious Harmony Bureau Secretary
MCA Lembah Pantai Division Deputy Youth Chairman