“Unearthly silence” is no option for Najib with regard to Rafidah’s FaceBook posting about the privatisation of over 40,000 hectares of prime military land to a three-person company
The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, should know that “unearthly silence” is no option for him with regard to former Cabinet Minister and Wanita UMNO leader, Tan Sri Rafidah Azia’s FaceBook posting about the privatisation of over 40,000 hectares of prime military land in the country to a three-person company.
Rafidah said the proposal was made to the government in 2008 by Najib, who was then the Defence Minister, and was already approved and executed.
The privatisation was based on a lease of four decades and done without open tender.
She added that when the prime lands were revalued, the company stood to reap hefty profits.
Rafidah asked Najib several pertinent questions: the name of the company and the three individuals behind it; details of the privatisation exercise; whether several key ongoing projects such as Bandar Malaysia which is on the former Sungai Besi Air Force base; the Majidee camp relocation; the East Coast Rail Link; the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project; a large-scale commercial agriculture project and the sale of the Butterworth Air Force base involve those privatised military land.
Rafidah’s FaceBook query has led to three questions from Brigadier-General (Rtd) Mohamed Arshad Raji, president of Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot), who expressed shock of the 300,000 veterans, the current serving military personnel, and the Malaysian public in general at Rafidah’s revelations.
When will Najib answer?