Appeals Court delays Taman Rimba Kiara hearing for two months

THE hearing for Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents appealing the dismissal of their judicial review to challenge the development of a high-rise residential project in Taman Rimba Kiara has been postponed to November 22.

The case was supposed to be heard today before judges Dr Badariah Sahamid, Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal and Nor Bee Ariffin.

Counsel Dr Gurdial Singh Nijar told the media that the court wanted the parties to prepare a map marking the area prior to and after development.

Conditional planning permission and development order for the project was granted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

The residents’ bid to stop the proposed mixed development project in Taman Rimba Kiara was dismissed by the High Court in November last year.

They filed the judicial application on August 11, 2017, through the management bodies of Trellises Apartment, Kiara Green Townhouses, Residence Condominium, TTDI Plaza Condominium, The Greens Condominium, as well as TTDI Residents Association, and four TTDI residents and houseowners.

They named the mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan, Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd and Bukit Kiara Public Housing Residents Association as respondents.

The applicants are seeking a certiorari order to quash DBKL’s decision, which includes a 29-storey apartment complex comprising 350 units of affordable housing and eight service apartment blocks with eight storeys of podium parking space.

They insist the 10ha development is a public park in TTDI and Bukit Kiara area, and a green lung for the city.

Lawyer B. Thangaraj represented the mayor, while Cecil Abraham represented Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and Memang Perkasa.

Harpal Singh Grewal represented the Bukit Kiara Public Housing Residents Association. – Bernama, September 10, 2019.

A man bird-watching in Taman Rimba Kiara. Residents are appealing a High Court ruling on Kuala Lumpur City Hall permission for a developer to begin work on a residential project in the area. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 10, 2019.

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