MACC loses Taman Desa residents' complaint

The complaint against the construction of a 52-storey condominium in Taman Desa was hand delivered to MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad's office on November 16. – file pic courtesy of Frank Yeh, January 19, 2018.

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has lost the official complaint that Taman Desa residents filed two months ago against the sale of a playground’s land, the Malay Mail Online reported. 

The complaint, which was hand delivered to MACC chief Dzulkifli Ahmad’s office on November 16, was signed by 31 residents affected by a proposed a 52-storey high-rise condominium to be built on the site of a playground.

A follow-up visit December 22 revealed that the MACC was unable to trace the document. Contact details were then sent the following day to the MACC to enable the commission to trace the complaint document. 

MACC responded yesterday, saying it was unable to trace the complaint documents and requested another set to be sent together with contact details, said M. Gunasekar, a Taman Desa resident who had signed the complaint.

“We’re puzzled by it. But we’re not surprised as anything and everything is possible.”

Gunasekar is the media coordinator of a residents’ association that is protesting 13 projects, which it alleged was overdevelopment allowed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall. 

The residents’ association is protesting against the approval of the high-density projects even though the area’s four-decade-old infrastructure, including public transport, roads and water pipes, had not been upgraded.

Last November, residents filed a suit against Kuala Lumpur mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz to halt construction of a condominium three to four times taller than surrounding ones. – January 19, 2018.

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  • What a surprise! Can we place any trust in our so called public institutions? I wonder what next

    Posted 6 years ago by HC Lung · Reply