By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- "I will show all of you the documents first, otherwise some of you might have difficulty believing it."
That was how Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Samad started the press conference revealing the latest updates on the Felda land controversy on Jan 15.
He had chosen to do away with conventional greetings and went straight to the heart of the matter, which was the return of all the plots of land involved in the Jalan Semarak real estate controversy to Felda.
His jubilant demeanour throughout the event reflected his satisfaction over solving the organisation's biggest controversy within a year and nine months after taking over the post of Felda Chairman from Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad.
He had also taken several other remedial measures such as revamping the management, restructuring the organisation's assets as well as beefing up its financial position.
Among the drastic measures he has taken were to instruct the resignation of all board members of the Felda Investment Corporation (FIC) in January and the sale of assets such as luxury cars and the Grand Plaza Service Apartment in London.....