Report Lodged with MACC over Condo Project in Taman Rimba Kiara

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Alleged misappropriation of 12-acre green lung given over to a high-density mixed development.

  • Claim that FT Ministry failed to protect green lung
  • Allegation of half the park handed over for condo project
  • Call for MACC to probe any graft involved as much information of land ownership transaction withheld
  • FT Ministry yet to gazette park as permanent forest reserve after 9 years
  • TTDI residents filing lawsuit to stop project
Sairien Nafis

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday, claiming that the Federal Territories Ministry had failed to protect Taman Rimba Kiara by transferring half of the land ownership to a third party for development.

Save Taman Rimba Kiara

“The ministry transferred the ownership of the 12-acre green lung to Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan for the purpose of constructing a high-density luxury mixed development in Taman Rimba Kiara, despite objections from residents in the area.

“I hope that the commission can investigate if there is any corrupt element involved over the transaction of land ownership considering that a lot of information was withheld or not given to me or the affected stakeholders,” Lim said.

Lim also wanted MCA, Umno and Gerakan leaders in the Federal Territory to voice their stand on the issue.

“If you do not come forward and declare your stand, it means you agree with the proposal of constructing a luxury condominium project in a park that is frequented by the public.

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“If you chose to remain silent over this issue, it will definitely haunt you in the upcoming general election,” he said.

The DAP parliamentarian also questioned the delay in gazetting Taman Rimba Kiara as a forest reserve.

“I have been asking them (FT Ministry) when they will gazette Taman Rimba Kiara and Bukit Kiara as a permanent forest reserve or green lung ever since I was elected as the Segambut MP nine years ago.

“The answer given to me by the current and previous FT minister was that it is in the pipeline, which to me is a half-hearted answer and this clearly shows that they are not sincere with their promise,” Lim said.

Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) filed a lawsuit on Aug 11 against the KL mayor and KL City Hall in their bid to stop the development project, which they alleged would result in the already dense neighbourhood being more crowded.

On Dec 13, the High Court will hear the TTDI residents’ application for a stay order to suspend DBKL’s approval for the condominium project until the end of the lawsuit.