Councils can no longer ignore residents, says MP

Desmond Davidson

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng says the Federal Court decision sets a precedent for future disputes between residents and local councils. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 19, 2023.

THE Federal Court’s dismissal of Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) appeal over a controversial construction project in Taman Rimba Kiara has set a new precedent in which local authorities can no longer bulldoze through any projects they like, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng said today.

He added that the long-term implications of the decision is that local authorities consider building projects more carefully, if they negatively affect residents in an area.

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