DAMANSARA, Jan. 4: Senator Datuk Raja Ropiah Raja Abdullah should come forward to explain the latest land scandal in Selangor which ties her to a windfall worth millions of ringgit.
The insistence was made by the Chief of Wanita PKR, Zuraida Kamarudin this morning at a press conference which was also attended by PKR Strategic Director, Rafizi Ramli, and Selangor State Exco, Rodziah Ismail at the PKR headquarters.
“She should clarify whether the profits will be used for herself or to become a fund for the benefit of Wanita Umno Selangor.
“Whatever the answer is, this is a form of fraud which is not acceptable, especially when it involves Malaysian military pension contributions,” said Zuraida, who is also Member of Parliament for Ampang.
According to Zuraida, the Selangor Wanita Umno Chief’s misconduct just adds to the collection of scandals triggered by high-profile women in the Federal Government, including the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Wanita Umno Chief, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil.
“Rosmah with her expense in jewellery and luxury bags, and Shahrizat with her NFC scandal (National Feedlot Centre), all of which have so far gone unanswered by them.
“Now, Raja Ropiah appears with the latest scandal while before this, she had allegedly championed the single mothers in Selangor.
“Is this the face of Umno women leaders? I hope that an investigation can be carried out immediately on her,” insisted Zuraida.
She added that if Raja Ropiah still remains silent on the issue, a continuous motion will be made to provide pressure and insistence on the Selangor Wanita Umno Chief.
Previously, Rafizi exposed Raja Ropiah through the 223 acres of land granted free of charge to Alam Megah by Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2005 as a response to the work of designing and building a military training college.
The land, which is located in the ‘prime land’ between Bukit Bandaraya Shah Alam and Bukit Raja, was originally acquired by the Federal Government and gazetted for the purpose of establishing a military camp.
Raja Ropiah had allegedly been trying to sell the land via her company, Alam Megah to Bakti Wira Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned company of Bousted Holdings Berhad.
Bousted is a unit investment of the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) which is responsible for maintaining payroll deduction contributions from military personnel.