Residents Contradict Former FT Minister’s Claim on Taman Rimba Kiara Land

Pavither 22 May 2018

Save Taman Rimba Kiara group belied former federal territories (FT) minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s claim that the ministry’s charity arm Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) had “no idea” about getting a 12-acre land in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), reported The Edge.

The claim is shocking. How can YWP be in the dark when it carved out 12 acres of land from the Taman Rimba Kiara park? It also secured a title for the site called PT 9244 in 2014, said the group of residents fighting to protect the green lung.

Subsequently, YWP inked a joint venture with property developer Malton’s unit Memang Perkasa to build a large-scale project on the site with a gross development value of RM3 billion.

“After having the state land transferred to itself, YWP then proceeded, via Malton Group, to submit the ‘mega project’ development proposal to DBKL for approval. This development proposal was then approved by KL Mayor Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz via a development order dated 13 July 2017,” it said.

Moreover, how can YWP have no idea about getting the property when Tengku Adnan is its head by virtue of his position as former FT minister, which has direct control of DBKL.

Save Taman Rimba Kiara group insisted that Tengku Adnan’s “long outstanding promise” to build affordable housing for long house residents is merely a justification a “larger commercial interest”.

The controversial development, which will impact the park, comprises a 30-storey affordable housing block with 350 units and six blocks of 42- and 52-storey luxury serviced apartments with 1,766 units. Overall, 2,116 homes will be built, increasing the area’s population density from 74 persons per acre to 979 persons per acre.

“Tengku Adnan has claimed that the mega project is necessary to subsidise affordable housing for the Bukit Kiara longhouse community. This claim is a fallacy, as the working group has already demonstrated that permanent, sustainable housing can be built for the 100 families of the longhouse community for as low as RM15 million, without encroaching on the existing green space within Taman Rimba Kiara.”

“However, Tengku Adnan never bothered to consider this alternative. In November 2017, at a townhall in TTDI, Tengku Adnan promised a further meeting with TTDI residents to discuss the working group’s proposal of alternative housing that would not encroach on existing green space. He never kept his promise.”

At present, there is a pending judicial review against the proposed project, with the hearing scheduled on 13 June on the courtroom of Judge Datuk Nordin Hassan.

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