Residents of 4 villages want MACC to investigate Felcra for alleged mismanagement, unfair dividend distribution

A supplied photo of some of the villagers taking their case to the MACC.

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KUCHING, July 14: Residents of four villages along the Tebedu Link Road want the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) for alleged mismanagement and unfair distribution of dividends for the usage of their lands.

Several villagers from Kampung Bisira Rayang, Kampung Senah Rayang, Kampung Rudan and Kampung Stubot today filed a report and handed over important documents to the MACC.

Yesterday (July 13), the group represented by Koria Saa of Kampung Bisira Rayang and Christopher Donal of Kampung Stubot lodged a police report over the matter at the Padawan District Police Headquarters.

According to Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) chairman George Young Si Ricord Jr, in a statement yesterday, the villagers decided to go to the police and MACC as they felt that they have been scammed by the federal land agency in a venture which has been in place for nearly 26 years.

Even though the villagers raised their dissatisfaction during a face-to-face meeting with Felcra management on July 6, 2022, the villagers claimed that there was no action taken yet.

Thus, the villagers hope that the police and MACC could open up an investigation into the matter, and possible legal action be taken against the agency. — DayakDaily