Status of Rimba Kiara project remains unchanged for now

Rimba Kiara Park Cmmntry

Zaidi Azmi
Written by Zaidi Azmi

KUALA LUMPUR – June 5, 2018: Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Mohd. Amin Nordin has confirmed that the controversial high-rise project to be built close to the Rimba Kiara Park has not been cancelled.

Amin’s clarification follows his statement yesterday that KL City Hall (DBKL) had cancelled 10 projects worth RM1 billion to reduce its expenditure.

“That (the project) is not our (DBKL) project. That’s under the Federal Territories Foundation,” read Amin’s WhatsApp message to The Mole today.

The Rimba Kiara Park issue started two years ago after residents of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail began questioning the need to have eight blocks of 54-storey serviced apartments at the park’s car park.

Other than organising protests at the site, residents also filed a judicial review application with the High Court to quash the conditional planning permission and a development order granted by DBKL to the contractor, Memang Perkasa Sdn. Bhd., early last year.

A stay application was filed the same year but was denied by the court last December.

As for the judicial review, the High Court fixed a new date for substantive hearing on Wednesday next week.

Memang Perkasa is an affiliate company of Malton Berhad, in which the latter holds 51 per cent.



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Zaidi Azmi

Zaidi Azmi

If Zaidi Azmi isn’t busy finding his way in the city, this 26-year-old northern kampung boy can be found struggling to make sense of the Malaysian political scene. Zaidi can be reached at [email protected]