Despite the protests of Bandar Tun Razak residents, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) still gave a developer the green light to build a condominium project on a 5ha football field, reported Free Malaysia Today.
“The project is on,” said Azmi Hamid, director of economic planning and development department at DBKL, during a briefing with residents.
Local developer Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd will develop the 41-storey affordable housing project, to be known as Razakmas Residency, offering each unit at RM198,000.
However, Bandar Tun Razak Jujur field action group representative Meor Amin Shaari noted that the move was unfair to the residents, as the replacement field provided was very small – at just half the size of the previous field – while the fees charged are so high.
Describing the fees as 10 times more expensive, Meor revealed that the fees rose from RM80 for the old field to RM500 or RM800 depending on the day or time the new field would be used.
The new fee structure made the field unaffordable for most residents, noted 36-year old resident Mohamad Yusof Ramli.
Meanwhile, Meor also claimed that the manner by which DBKL acquired the land had too many loopholes. Notably, the land was still gazetted reserved for public use when DBKL opened the site for sale to developers.
Other residents allege that they were not property informed of the housing project.
To this, Azmi explained that the land belonged to DBKL as the acquisition of the site was legal.
“The land is ours. All legal papers in regard to this case have been completed and we assure you that the residents knew about all this even before this briefing.”
Located at Lot 55121 in Bandar Tun Razak, the Jalan Jujur football field spans 2,098 acres and had been reserved for public use as an open space on 24 November 2005 through the Government Gazette.
In December 2016, the Federal Territory Land Executive Committee revoked the site’s “reserved land” status before it was handed over to Kuala Lumpur Mayor Amin Nordin in June 2017.
Image sourced from FMT
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