New Straits Times
‘TAMAN RIMBA KIARA PROJECT OFF, IF CORRUPTION FOUND’
Development illegal if probe finds elements of corruption, says FT Minister
FEDERAL Territories Minister Khalid Samad says the condominium project in Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) within Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), here, will be stopped should investigations uncover elements of abuse of power and corruption in awarding the project.
Speaking at a press conference here yesterday, Khalid said the TRK project was being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), together with 97 other projects.
“If the MACC finds elements of abuse of power and corruption, this whole project will be considered illegal,” he said.
Also present at the press conference was Segambut Member of Parliament Hannah Yeoh.
Meanwhile, Khalid announced the setting up of a joint committee for TRK which he would head.
TTDI residents are protesting the proposed TRK development as they fear their “last green lung” would be in jeopardy.
The proposed development — a joint venture between Memang Perkasa and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan — comprises eight blocks of luxury serviced apartments, between 42 and 54 levels totalling 1,800 units.
DBKL had, in 2016, approved the housing development on a 4.86ha plot of land in TRK, which was designated as a public open space under the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020.