‘Nu­rul Iz­zah dis­as­so­ci­at­ing her­self from con­tro­versy’

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Lem­bah Pan­tai mem­ber of par­lia­ment (MP) Nu­rul Iz­zah An­war was taken to task for white­wash­ing her role in “in­sti­gat­ing ” lo­cals against gov­ern­ment plans to re­de­velop Kam­pung Ker­inchi.

Press Sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Tengku Sar­if­fud­din Tengku Ah­mad said now that the project was a suc­cess, the PKR vice-pres­i­dent had cho­sen to dis­as­so­ci­ate her­self from the con­tro­versy, which saw those tak­ing the mat­ter to court re­ceiv­ing the short end of the stick.

On Tues­day, Nu­rul Iz­zah had de­nied push­ing res­i­dents to take le­gal ac­tion against the project, which saw di­lap­i­dated flats de­mol­ished to make way for re­de­vel­op­ment.

“Yes­ter­day (Tues­day), the Lem­bah Pan­tai MP had is­sued a state­ment un­be­com­ing of an elected rep­re­sen­ta­tive con­cern­ing the Res­i­densi Ker­inchi De­vel­op­ment launched by the prime min­is­ter.

“She has taken the ap­proach to wash her hands off the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards the Kam­pung Ker­inchi Flat Em­pat res­i­dents who took le­gal means (to protest against the project), and put the blame on them (for do­ing so) by say­ing she was only a fa­cil­i­ta­tor.”

The Kam­pung Ker­inchi flats were de­mol­ished to re­lo­cate res­i­dents to new res­i­den­tial build­ings.

It was re­ported that sev­eral PKR lead­ers, in­clud­ing Nu­rul Iz­zah, had al­legedly at­tempted to sab­o­tage the project by pro­vid­ing “al­ter­na­tives” to the res­i­dents and or­gan­is­ing di­a­logues for them.

Thirty-four fam­i­lies took the mat­ter to court, which de­cided in 2012 that each of them re­ceive RM73,000 as com­pen­sa­tion.

On Mon­day, Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak of­fi­ci­ated the 18-floor Res­i­densi Ker­inchi build­ing hous­ing 472 apart­ment units, each val­ued at RM500,000.

The 34 fam­i­lies are cur­rently rent­ing units at the PPR Muhib­bah flat in Bukit Jalil.

None of them had signed the agree­ment to move into Res­i­densi Ker­inchi.

Nu­rul Iz­zah had claimed the de­ci­sion to take the mat­ter to court was made solely by the res­i­dents.

Datuk Seri Tengku Sar­if­fud­din Tengku Ah­mad

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