Press Statement: TENGKU ADNAN SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR DUBIOUS LAND DEAL RELATING TO TAMAN RIMBA KIARA

TENGKU ADNAN SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR DUBIOUS LAND DEAL RELATING TO TAMAN RIMBA KIARA

Press Statement 22 Jan 2019

C4 Center is deeply concerned with yet another alleged dubious land deal relating to Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK). The residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) have been protesting a high-rise development project for the past two years, even calling for the park to be gazette as a public space to prevent development from taking place.

TRK comprises 25 acres of state land and this is documented fact and evidenced by Land Office searches dating back to 2010. Situated within this is a Hindu temple (0.6 acres), the Bukit Kiara longhouses (4.4 acres) and green park land (20 acres). In 2014, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) somehow procured the issuance of a title to itself (PT 9244) for 12 acres out of the 25 acres. This was a purported transfer of state land to YWP.

On 7 April 2014, YWP entered into a joint venture development with Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd to develop the “carved out” land with an expected gross development value (GDV) in excess of RM3.0 billion.

This development involves building eight blocks of 42-54 storey high end service apartments, which will be known as Pavilion Taman Tun; and building only one 29 storey block of 350 units for the current residents of the Bukit Kiara longhouse community.

While the TTDI residents agree with the affordable housing project for the longhouse residents who have been waiting for it since the 1970s, they are opposing to the development of high-end service apartments.

Questions arise as to why YWP, a foundation that was established to provide services and assist in improving the socio-economy of the low income groups and through education, should be involved in a joint venture mega project.

 

Who really is behind YWP?

A search on the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) website shows that the trustees were among the directors of the foundation as well. Notably, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Bin Tengku Mansor (Tengku Adnan), who was the former Federal Territories (FT) Minister, was also the former Chairman of YWP. His Chairmanship of YWP was by virtue of him holding the office of FT Minister.

Tengku Adnan, being the FT Minister and Chairman of YWP, had direct oversight of KL City Hall (DBKL) and the then KL Mayor. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Haji Mhd Amin Nordin was the then KL Mayor as well as a director of YWP.

On 13 July 2017, DBKL had approved the Development Order for this mega project, notwithstanding vehement objections from the TTDI community.

C4 Centre notes that current FT Minister as well as the now Chairman of YWP Tuan Khalid Samad that “So, there is no reason for DBKL to sell land, which is why we are very suspicious of these sales. They (the sales) do not follow the SOPs (standard operating procedures); they do not follow the developments that are being approved; they do not follow the guidelines in terms of density, usage and so on and so forth,” he added.

https://www.edgeprop.my/content/1409381/ft-minister-64-parcels-land-sold-dbkl-just-beginning

In our further research, and a search on the SSM website shows the following:-

 

 

Company

Shareholders

Directors

Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd

  • Tegap Dinamik Sdn Bhd (90.9%)
  • Malton Berhad (0.1%)
  • Regal Marvel Construction Sdn Bhd (9.0%)

 

(as at June 2016)

  • Mohd Khairuddin Bin Hj Nawawi
  • Ahmad Lazri Bin Long Ahmad Zainal Abidin
  • Lim Siew Fai
  • Hong Lay Chuan
  • Chua Thian Teck

Malton Berhad

  • property developer in Malaysia and Tan Sri Desmond Lim is the Non-Executive Chairman and a major shareholder. He is also the Chairman and Non-Independent Executive Director of Pavilion REIT Management Sdn Bhd, the Manager of Pavilion Real Estate Investment Trust (Pavilion REIT) and Executive Chairman of WCT Holdings Berhad.

Tegap Dinamik Sdn Bhd

  • Mohd Khairuddin Bin Hj Nawawi (49%)
  • Ahmad Lazri Bin Long Ahmad Zainal Abidin (30%)
  • Rosmanira Binti Junoh (21%)
  • Mohd Khairuddin Bin Hj Nawawi
  • Ahmad Lazri Bin Long Ahmad Zainal Abidin
  • Rosmanira Binti Junoh

Regal Marvel Construction Sdn Bhd

  • wholly owned by Malton Berhad
  • Hong Lay Chuan
  • Chua Thian Teck

Aman Ikhtisas Sdn Bhd

  • Rosmanira Binti Junoh (1%)
  • Mejar Ismail Bin Ahmad (Rtd) (48%)
  • Mej (B) Hj Zainal Bin Bador (51%)
  • Rosmanira Binti Junoh
  • Mejar Ismail Bin Ahmad (Rtd)

Dataran Hartajaya Sdn Bhd

  • Aman Ikhtisas (33.3%)
  • Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd (66.7%)
  • Mejar Ismail Bin Ahmad (Rtd)
  • Mej (B) Hj Zainal Bin Bador
  • Datuk Dr Tengku Rethwan Bin Tengku Mansor (Tengku Adnan’s brother)
  • Tengku Daud Shah Bin Tengku Adnan (Tengku Adnan’s son)

Tadmansori Holdings Sdn Bhd

  • Tengku Adnan (major shareholder)
  • Tengku Rethwan (owns four shares only)
  • Datuk Dr Tengku Rethwan Bin Tengku Mansor (Tengku Adnan’s brother)
  • Tengku Daud Shah Bin Tengku Adnan (Tengku Adnan’s son)
  • Tengku Iqbal Munawwir Bin Tengku Adnan
  • Anggraini Binti Sentiyaki

 

Notably:-

Tengku Adnan

  • major shareholder of Tadmansori Holdings
  • has an effective ownership interest of 66.7% in Dataran Hartajaya

Rosmanira

  • has an effective ownership interest of 19.09% in MPSB and 0.33% in Dataran Hartajaya
  • a director for Motif Budi Sdn Bhd, which is located at Pavilion Tower and Pavilion Tower belongs to Pavilion REIT

Mejar Ismail

 

  • has an effective ownership interest of 16.0% in Dataran Hartajaya
  • the Managing Director of Tegap Dinamik
  • a director of Lumayan Indah Sdn Bhd which was involved in developing Tan Sri Desmond Lim’s Banyan Tree Signatures Pavilion Kuala Lumpur project
  • a shareholder of Kekal Kirana Sdn Bhd, which is wholly owned by WCT Holdings Berhad

Lim Siew Fai

  • Managing Director of Malton Berhad since 15 December 2015
  • a sibling of Tan Sri Desmond Lim
  • a non-independent non-executive chairman and a major shareholder of Malton Berhad

Chua Thian Teck

  • director of Regal Marvel Construction
  • Executive Director of Malton Berhad as well as the director for many of Malton’s subsidiaries

Lim Mei Yoong

  • company secretary for Rosmanira’s Tegap Dinamik, Rosmanira’s Aman Ikhtisas, Tengku Rethwan’s Dataran Hartajaya and Tan Sri Desmond Lim’s Pavilion REIT

MPSB, Tegak Dinamik, Regal Marvel, Malton, Aman Ikhtisas and Dataran Hartajaya seems to share almost the same registered address and business address, ie. at the Pavilion Tower and/or Menara Goldstone (formerly known as Menara ING)

 

The connection between Tengku Adnan and the directors of the above companies will raise queries as to serious conflict of interest in the dealings. It appears that Tengku Adnan could have abused his position by making decisions in ways that will provide personal benefit and favoritism for his associates and family members.

In the light of better accountability and transparency, we hope that

The Pakatan Harapan government responds to the following queries:-

  1. what was the reason for allowing part of a park to be purportedly transferred to a foundation. TRK may be just another park for an ordinary Malaysian, but for the TTDI and surrounding residents, it is just about the last green lung of the area;
  2. what was the reason for allowing a foundation meant to assist low income groups to be involved in a joint venture mega project;
  3. was there any open tender process for this joint venture;
  4. was the joint venture deal made at arm’s length;
  5. although Tengku Adnan has justified the mega project as necessary to subsidize affordable housing for the Bukit Kiara longhouse community, what is the rationalization for allowing a developer to build only one block of affordable housing units for the longhouse community while the developer, MPSB benefits from eight blocks of high-end service apartments; and
  6. was there any internal investigation carried out to address the above since this highly suspicious land deal took place during the tenure of Tengku Adnan.

C4 further urges MACC to investigate YWP and Tengku Adnan in their involvement in the land deals.

Tengku Adnan was charged with two counts of receiving RM3 million from property developers. On the first count, he was charged in his position as a public servant with accepting RM1 million from a developer as an inducement and the second charge, he was alleged to have received RM2 million and the sum was allegedly deposited into Tadmansori Holdings’ account. In addition, the recent case whereby a development order had been issued to two properties in Medan Imbi when the land did not belong to either the company or DBKL indicates that abuse of power in the previous administration.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/01/16/owner-of-project-told-to-buy-medan-imbi-land-or-lose-right-to-project/

C4 further reasserts our call for greater scrutiny over sale of government assets and property, and demand the right to know, and the right to greater information over the dealings of government procurement and sales of property.

 

Released by:
Cynthia Gabriel (Ms.)
Executive Director, C4 Center