Build houses for TTDI long house residents within existing site: Yeoh

26 Apr 2019 / 21:59 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has stressed that the resettlement of Taman Tun Dr Ismail long house residents should be carried out within the existing site.

Any plans extending into Taman Rimba Kiara site should not be allowed to preserve and conserve the green lung, she said.

“We are not against long house residents getting new houses in fact we wholeheartedly welcome it but we do not want the resettlement to encroach into Taman Rimba Kiara,” she told reporters after attending a BukuDrive campaign organised by UEM Sunrise here today.

Yesterday, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad stressed that the Taman Rimba Kiara development project was to resettle long house residents in the area.

The project sparked controversy in April 2017 when Kuala Lumpur City Hall issued an order for the development on a 4.9ha lot, out of 10.1ha of Taman Rimba Kiara. It was to entail the construction of a 350-unit block of affordable housing for the Bukit Kiara longhouse community and eight blocks of 50-storey luxury condominiums. — Bernama

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh (L) and UEM Sunrise CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib BukuDrive campaign organised by UEM Sunrise, on April 26, 2019. — Bernama

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