The Star
09th January, 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Marine construction and civil engineering firm Benalec Holdings Bhd has terminated a deal to sell five parcels of leasehold land in Melaka after the original buyer failed to pay the remaining amount despite several extensions.

“Arising from the termination, Benalec and its solicitors will study the legal actions available to be taken by the company and at the same time, will continue to market the uncompleted lands to new prospective purchasers,” it said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia today.

Benalec, on Oct 30, 2017, had entered into a sale and purchase agreements (SPA) to sell seven parcel of leasehold land, totalling 216,427sqm in Pekan Klebang, Melaka to Titanium Hallmark Sdn Bhd for RM100.17mil.

According to Benalec, the buyer had made two payments totalling RM21.38mil for two plots of land.

“As at the date of this announcement, the purchaser has yet to pay the adjusted third balance for the uncompleted lands,” despite several extensions and reminder notices, it said.

Benalec sees no material risks following the termination of the deal, except for normal operational risk such as the inability to find new purchasers.

“However, the management is confident of mitigating this risk as the company has already received new offers and is in the midst of evaluating and considering the offers,” it said.

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