‘TA­MAN RIMBA KIARA PROJECT OFF, IF COR­RUP­TION FOUND’

De­vel­op­ment il­le­gal if probe finds el­e­ments of cor­rup­tion, says FT Min­is­ter

New Straits Times - - NEWS NATION / - MANIRAJAN RAMASAMY

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.

Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail res­i­dents have been protest­ing the TRK de­vel­op­ment for fear that their ‘last green lung’ would be in jeop­ardy.

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