Anti-Corruption Agency called in to investigate "disappearance" of our last Southern bastion. A VIP with excellent ties with Singapore and who lives high up in the Johor political tree for more than a generation may be able to provide answers to what happened to the Majidee army camp.
I was told officers from the Agency will start questioning some people this week.
The VIP is likely not to be the only senior politician who will be called in IF the ACA finds a ground to launch a full-scale probe.
Majidee is not only a strategic point but also a place that holds great sentimental value to the Johor Palace. The land on which the Majidee camp stood was given to the Johor state government by the late grandfather of the current Johor Sultan, who had bought the land from an private estate. The military camp was built before the Second World War broke out. The Johor Military Force (the Sultan's own army) was disbanded by the British so that it could not be involved in the War. After the War, the British wanted a long-term lease from the State Government but were given a year-to-year lease. After Merdeka, the camp was occupied by the Ministry of Defence free-of-charge.
theSun's Nadeswaran and Terence Fernandez reported on the Majidee scandal late last month.
Monday, June 09, 2008
ACA to probe Majidee scandal
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