City Hall ‘won’t take over Taman Rimba Kiara project’

Raevathi Supramaniam

Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad says Kuala Lumpur City Hall simply cannot afford to pay out billions of ringgit in compensation if it is to cancel deeply unpopular projects. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, December 7, 2018.

KUALA Lumpur City Hall will not take over the controversial Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) project as it is too costly, said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad.

The financial consequences of cancelling the project are not limited to the RM155 million already spent by the developer, he said, adding that DBKL will also have to pay a lot in compensation.

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  • Has there been an investigation into whether money changed hands prior to DBKL granting approval for this project? Seems like an obvious place to start.

    Posted 4 years ago by Arul Inthirarajah

  • Shouldnt YWP be investigated ? Since theres so many cases of inappropriate land sale under them ?

    Posted 4 years ago by SG Lim

  • The minister has a point. Put ourselves in his shoes....what would we do?

    Posted 4 years ago by Azaman abu bakar

  • The minister has a point. Put ourselves in his shoes....what would we do?

    Posted 4 years ago by Azaman abu bakar

  • Use MACC and investigate. Any corruption can be used to rescind the contract and get back the land. Please do this to all developers and knock them out of business. This will also prevent new construction until the overhang in the property market takes a number of years to resolve. Be smart, think commercially. Hit the project with high development charges. Please have some will to save green space otherwise there will be an eventual migration away from KL and its decline into a third world ghetto will eventually happen with ageing suburbs and a prevalent lower social class.

    Posted 4 years ago by K Pop

  • The whole episode is a 'corruption game' in which most Malaysian politicians are champions. The land use promise under which TTDI was originally developed is no longer binding because some politicians made an 'ass of the law'. and now the cards are falling without a fight. Let us have a show of the 'RULE OF LAW' and take the people who responsible for selling the land by changing its use 'status'. to task. We will be at least satisfied that the PH government tried its best, Just like the ICERD promise and attempt, everything crumbled and now on Saturday, we are shamelessly having a victory celebration to tell the world that we have racial discrimination in Malaysia. Come on City Hall, please do not give up so easliy

    Posted 4 years ago by Shaikh karim

  • Khalid priority is wrong. His priority needs to be people in KL not City Hall.

    Posted 4 years ago by Heisen berg

  • You also said if it could be proven due process of the law was not followed, the developer loses their rights. Dig more. For sure there was corruption involved.

    Posted 4 years ago by Malaysia New hope

  • Just round up a large crowd of a few thousands and organise a protest rally demanding that the project be cancelled. The gutless PH government will immediately make a cabinet resolution to annul the development project immediately. Learn how to get the PH govt to work for you from the goons in UMNO and PAS.

    Posted 4 years ago by Shanmugam V K Subrayan