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Chua: TARC land not up for sale

 | July 13, 2012

Sin Chew Daily had reported that the 45-acre plot in Setapak would be sold to a RM2 company with links to MCA.

PETALING JAYA: MCA chief Dr Chua Soi Lek today dismissed speculations that his party is on the verge of selling land belonging to Tunku Abdul Rahman College.

“I, as TARC Council chairman, would like to clarify that there is no plan on selling the land but we are expanding the college through developing the land which includes the construction of new student hostels, more school buildings and a vocational school.

“All decisions made by the TARC Council would be done properly and in the best interest of TARC and its students as we understand the sensitivity of resettling the squatters, hence the issue of selling TARC’s land does not arise,” said Chua via a press statement.

TARC is founded by the MCA has been operating since 1969 as TAR college.

Chua’s denial came after Sin Chew Daily reported today that MCA had plans to sell for RM100 million the plot of land in Setapak next to where its Tunku Abdul Rahman College is,to a RM2 company.

Sin Chew also reported that speculation about the sale of the 45-acre plot of land to a company with links to the party had caused unhappiness among members and former leaders who are concerned with how such a move would be viewed by the Chinese community.

The newspaper said it had been approached by a number of party veterans and former leaders with news of the sale.

Chua also blamed the DAP for spreading the rumour about it and described it as an act of gutter politics.

“I condemn the opposition for spreading rumour on MCA selling the land of Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC).

“Such an act is merely aiming to smear the reputation of MCA in achieving its goal to capture Putrajaya.

“As the general election draws nearer, the opposition will resort to any sort of gutter politics including the smearing of the reputation of MCA leadership and the image of TARC in order to break the unity, confidence and morale of the MCA members,” said Chua.


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