If Sultan bought the land, we will buy it back, says PM

Published on 3 May 2019 9:08:27 PM

The government will try to reclaim before mulling to buy the land, purportedly in the name of Sultan Johor, for the Rapid Transport System (RTS) project, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister told reporters after a Pakatan Harapan presidential council meeting at Yayasan Al-Bukhary on Friday when asked to comment on reports in various portals, quoting sources, alleging that a plot of land in Bukit Chagar, which the federal government was supposed to own, is now in the name of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar instead.

When asked if the government will buy back the land for RTS purposes, Dr Mahathir did not rule it out, adding that this has to be done despite the government realising that RTS would not be solving the congestion problems between the two countries.