Friday, 12 September 2008
There are 10 land scams costing more than RM35 million discovered and highlighted in the Auditor-General’s Report for Penang recently.According to Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng, the state government has been harping on this issue since it took office on March and now the Auditor-General had also highlighted those same cases.Some of the most serious cases which were highlighted in the report involving a land worth RM23.8 million. The fraud involved a church land which was transferred to an individual after the status was modified using a forged court order.
The AG’s report also confirmed that the land and mines office employees and officers who handle the documentations do not have any experience or expertise to validate the land documentations resulting in the land owners being cheated.
Most of the cases reported were currently under police investigations.