Penang chief minister also clarifies state government relocated low cost housing project on Taman Manggis land to a bigger plot of land.
KUALA LUMPUR: Umno Minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan’s claim that the now contentious Taman Manggis land was to be sold off to a third party is false, said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
Lim said the land still belonged to Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC) and that if there were any plans to sell the state land, the company would first have to seek the Penang government’s approval for it.
“However, this company has never made such a request,” Lim told a press conference held at the lobby of Parliament today.
Rahman, the Urban Well-being, Housing, and Local Government Minister yesterday told the Dewan Rakyat that he had in his possession, documents proving that KLIDC had plans to sell the controversial plot of land to a third party.
He also reiterated that the land was initially planned for the construction of affordable homes that would allow those from the lower income group to rent a unit for merely RM100.
Lim in his defence of the land sale, said that the state government was of the opinion that the existing plot of land was too small for such a project and hence, had relocated it to an 11-acre plot in Jalan SP Chelliah.