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Umno-BN Never Learns From Mistake of Swindling Public Funds

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SEKINCHAN, 5 Jan: Umno-BN leaders never learn from the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal as they continue to be implicated in a variety of scandals of squandering public funds.

PKR Vice-President, Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the latest case involving the Selangor Wanita Umno Chief, Senator Raja Ropiah in relation to the disclosures of carpet merchant Deepak Jaikishan, is proof that Umno-BN leaders have to be rejected in the upcoming elections.

Previously, it was revealed that Raja Ropiah has purchased the land at RM7 per square feet but gained windfall profits when she sold it to other companies with the price of RM16 per square feet.

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The land that was gazetted for the construction of a military camp located in Mukim Bukit Raja was allegedly sold commercially and was not developed as per its original objective.

“There are many good companies in Malaysia but the project was given to Raja Ropiah’s company with the land measuring 200 acres.

“The land is located in a main area in Selangor was simply given, since 1997 to 2013 the project has yet to be finished.

“It is difficult for Selangor citizens to obtain grants or land with numerous hardships, but for Umno leaders, they can easily get it,” said Nurul Izzah who is also the Lembah Pantai MP.

She said this during the ‘Jelajah Anak Muda Menuju KL112 1 Juta Turun Himpunan Kebangkitan Rakyat’ (Youth Towards KL112 1 Million People’s Uprising Assembly Tour) programme which was held here at Dewan Fauzi Pasir Panjang.

Meanwhile, the Coordinator of Youth Solidarity Malaysia (SAMM), Badrul Hisham Shaharin said that Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has the potential and opportunity to administer Putrajaya in this 13th General Elections (GE-13).

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He said that this is based on the ability of the coalition of obtaining 82 seats in the last GE-12 and support that is currently surging, particularly in Sabah and Sarawak.

“75 percent of the Chinese community has already expressed their support for Pakatan Rakyat” he said.

Badrul stressed that the people should be brave to come to Kuala Lumpur on January 12 as a last rally before GE-13 to protest the biased attitude of the Election Commission (SPR) in performing its duties.

“Which is why we want to avoid the destruction of our country, we do not have any other reason to assemble en masse in Kuala Lumpur this January 12,” Badrul stressed.

About 1,000 people attended the programme which was organised by SAMM in collaboration with Pakatan Rakyat.

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