‘GREEN LIGHT AF­TER

TTDI project still un­der­go­ing Rule 5 process, says Mayor

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THE ma­jor con­do­minium project near Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Is­mail (TTDI) will be ap­proved af­ter all terms of devel­op­ment are ad­hered to, says Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz.

Speak­ing to the New Straits Times, Mhd Amin dis­missed claims that his state­ments con­tra­dicted that of Fed­eral Ter­ri­to­ries Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Tengku Ad­nan Tengku Man­sor.

The lat­ter had re­cently said the mega project would go ahead, de­spite the res­i­dents’ threat to take le­gal ac­tion.

Mhd Amin’s com­ment on Tues­day say­ing that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had yet to ap­prove the project was said to have con­tra­dicted the min­is­ter’s state­ment.

“There is no con­tra­dic­tion. I sim­ply said the project had not ob­tained ap­proval yet be­cause it was still go­ing through the Rule 5 process.

“But the project will be ap­proved af­ter all con­di­tions are met,” he con­firmed.

Rule 5 is a pro­vi­sion that re­quires feedback from el­i­gi­ble stake­hold­ers.

He pointed out that it was the right of the landowner to de­velop the area as long as it stayed within his or her land.

“It’s pri­vate land. How can we tell them not to build any­thing there? It’s their right as land own­ers and we must al­low them as long as they fol­low all the rules.

“Be­sides, this is also about re­lo­cat­ing the long­house res­i­dents there. They must be re­lo­cated.”

It was re­ported that the long­house res­i­dents in TTDI, who were slated to re­ceive one block of af­ford­able hous­ing in the project, that also in­cluded eight blocks of high-end ser­vice apart­ments, had re­fused to move and had re­jected of­fers of PPR flats and pub­lic hous­ing.

“I un­der­stand the woes, but it will not af­fect Taman Rimba Kiara. Once the devel­op­ment is

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Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz pointed out that it was the right of the landowner to de­velop the area as long as it stayed within his or her land.

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