Taman Rimba Kiara judicial review postponed to September

Noel Achariam

Save Taman Rimba Kiara Group committee coordinator Leon Koay says the judicial review has been postponed due to fresh affidavits filed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall. – The Malaysian Insight pic, June 15, 2018.

THE judicial review hearing against a condominium development on the Taman Rimba Kiara park has been postponed to September due to fresh affidavits filed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), said Save Taman Rimba Kiara Group committee coordinator Leon Koay.

He said the group’s lawyers had asked for a postponement because they needed time to reply the affidavits from DBKL.

“All the affidavits were filed and the hearing was to take place on June 13. But on June 5, DBKL filed another affidavit which relates to traffic issues.

“Our lawyers needed time to prepare and so we asked for a postponement,” he told The Malaysian Insight.

The group have opposed the development at the park and taken the developer Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd and DBKL to court.

The judicial review seeks to quash the development order granted by DBKL to the developer.

The proposed development, which was approved last November, involves the building of eight blocks of 42- and 52-storey high-end service apartments and a 30-storey block of affordable housing.

Koay said on Tuesday at the court hearing, judge Nordin Hassan had advised the parties to come up with a date as he will be out of the country for two months to perform the Haj. 

The solicitors agreed and set new dates for September 26 and 27.

“We hope that the case can be adjudicated at the next hearing.”

Koay also no work had progressed at the park since March.

“We hope that no work takes place at the park until the case is over. (Segambut MP) Hannah Yeoh has also requested DBKL that all work at the site be stopped.”

Koay added that the sales gallery for the project has not been built.

Yeoh had on May 6 lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against landowner Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan over the TRK development. The foundation is chaired by former federal territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.

She later said MACC has confirmed registering their complaint and that they are investigating the case. – June 15, 2018.

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