March 1st, 2017 by Seputeh Office
GEORGE TOWN: Following a court ruling in favour of 104 buyers who had sought compensation from a developer for late delivery of their units at a condominium in Jalan Kuchai Lama, in Kuala Lumpur, two DAP men today filed a police report here on the matter.
Batu Kawan DAP leaders, Satees Muniandy and P David Marshel, alleged that the wife of the Attorney-General (AG) had lobbied a federal minister on behalf of the developer, BHL Construction Sdn Bhd (BHL), for an extension on the delivery date for the condo project.
The 104 buyers had then sought to nullify the 12-month extension given by former urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister Abdul Rahman Dahlan to the condo’s developers on the delivery of the units.
Yesterday, DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang in his blog claimed a person by the name of Faridah Begum K A Abdul Kader was the person who wrote on behalf of the condo developer, BHL. Lim added that Faridah was the wife of AG Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Lim had claimed that as Faridah had said she was a director of BHL in her appeal letter, when she actually was not, hence she had no basis to act on behalf of the company.
Following the report filed by Satees and Marshel, Penang deputy chief minister II P Ramasamy called for a press conference, asking if action would be taken based on the police report.
“Will the AG direct his officers to file charges against Rahman if he had abused his ministerial powers to accommodate the private and selfish interests of BHL.
“Will the AG charge the board of directors of BHL, if it is found that they had misled the housing minister?” Ramasamy asked.
The Penang DAP leader added that he will lodge a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as well.
Meanwhile, Rahman, who is now a minister in the prime minister’s department, told Sin Chew Daily that the housing ministry will respond to this issue as it involved policy matters.
FMT has contacted Apandi and is awaiting his reply.
Meanwhile, Penang police chief Commissioner Chuah Ghee Lye confirmed the police reports from the two DAP members had been received and would revert if there was a case.