KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan government has denied that it has been disposing government assets including land since assuming power on May 8, 2018.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on the other hand, land worth more than RM4 billion was sold by the former government between 2010 and 2017.
“Much of the government land sale during this period was undertaken via direct negotiations and not on the basis of open tenders,’ Lim said.
He said 14 plots of land owned by the Federal Lands Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur, and two in Selangor, were sold from 2010 to September 2019.
Meanwhile, Lim said the business of divestments and disposal of non-core and non-critical assets of the country was under the purview of the Prime Minister’s Department, aimed at rebalancing government portfolio and realigning the role of the public sector.