Bungalow Development At Bukit Gasing - Can We Believe DBKL?
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ruslin Hasan said a decision on the application for the development would only be made after DBKL's Sensitive Areas Environment Committee had considered all the technical information at hand. He said the committee was in the midst of arranging a meeting on the matter that would be chaired by the secretary-general of the Federal Territories Ministry. "The feedback received will then be presented to me so that a decision can be made based on existing guidelines," he told reporters here Thursday.
He said the technical information needed was in the process of being gathered and the whole exercise was expected to be completed in a month.
Ruslin said that development work by Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd in Taman Gasing Indah, which borders Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, only involved soil tests. "The work done covers only a small area and as such does not need any approval," he added.
The mayor said the application would be rejected if studies showed that the area had no granite but only stony and sandy soil and shale, which would make piling work difficult. He added that DBKL was concerned about development in hilly areas and on slopes as it was against government policy and to avoid tragedies.
The design plan for the development of the 142 bungalow lots was approved by the Selangor Urban and Rural Development Department in the early 1970's. The initial plan was for the building of 71 lots of bungalows of 25,000 sq ft in size each.
"However, on May 25, 2005, the land owner presented a new design plan to increase the number of lots from 71 to 142," Ruslin said.
***** Is this more obfuscation from the DBKL? Can or do you believe the Mayor? Why should we, when all these years legally sanctioned rape of the green areas has been allowed to go on with impunity?
It's the usual bullshit. First a harmless statement about soil tests going on, no approval yet, committee to assess and then suddenly the piling machines are brought in and it's too late to do anything. Somebody, somewhere makes a huge pile, politicians get their cut as do the Perbandaran big boys and semuanya ok.
Who are the corporate bigwigs involved in this Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd? This time I know who to ask. The same person who exposed the Kampung Berembang greed merchants - Nathaniel Tan.
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