Mohd Samsuri Tun, 66, who is now a businessman said he only signed the cheques when told to do so by Ahmad Zahid who is one of the founders of Yayasan Akalbudi.
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Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, who was chief secretary to the government, said Ambrin had agreed to the request from Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's principal private secretary Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh, who highlighted the "sensitivity of the matter".
Peter said meanwhile, the other three packages would only be ready by the end of 2023.
"The land is not being purchased based on speculation as we are the government and not a commercial company."
“The work is underway and in certain locations already fully completed.”
In total, the ECRL project in Pahang which will pass through Kuantan, Maran, Bera and Temerloh will involve 978,767 hectares of land from various land status.