Museum for Rosmah's handbags on Bandar Malaysia land, Daim jokes

  • Sep 12, 2018
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Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) chairperson Daim Zainuddin has mooted turning the Bandar Malaysia project into a recreational park.

One feature of the park, he jested, should be a museum dedicated to former prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor's "handbags".

"I propose that the (old Sungai Besi airforce) airport be turned into a park so all KLites can use it for recreation.

"Then we can build a museum for Rosmah's handbags, the whole world will come to see," Daim said in Kuala Lumpur today.

He was speaking at a townhall event with Titiwangsa parliament constituents at the Sultan Sulaiman Club.

The police had in a May raid on apartments linked to Najib seized 284 boxes of high-end handbags.

Sources close to Rosmah, however, claimed in August that less than half the seized items - which includes jewellery and cash - belonged to Rosmah.

Bandar Malaysia was supposed to be a major hub in the capital with stations for the MRT3 and the now-postponed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail.

It was one of two plots of land embroiled in the 1MDB scandal, the other being the Tun Razak Exchange.

Daim brought up the topic of Bandar Malaysia when discussing government land in Kuala Lumpur that was improperly sold off under the previous BN government.

He said this matter will be brought to the MACC's attention with the goal being for the government to get the land back.

Meanwhile, at the same event, Rural and Regional Development Minister Rina Harun said Putrajaya has engaged the Kelantan government regarding gazetting Orang Asli land in the state.

Asked to elaborate on this later, Rina told reporters that the matter is still under discussion, but that Putrajaya had asked the state not to forsake the rights of all Orang Asli in the state.

She added that she is asking the state to allocate land for the Temiar community in Gua Musang to "live, plant, fish, and hunt".

The Temiar community has been blockading what they claim to be their ancestral land against loggers and plantation firms who seek to venture into Gua Musang's interiors for years.

The Kelantan government, however, insist that the land belongs to the state.