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Enough is enough: Dr Wong (left) and Tan want the local councillors to defend the Petaling Jaya 2003-2020 Development Blueprint and object to construction of the elevated highway.
PETALING Jaya City (MBPJ) councillors should object outright to the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex), thus defending Petaling Jaya’s blueprint for a liveable environment.
Petaling Jaya Utara MCA division chairman Tan Gim Tuan said the councillors should object outright to the proposed elevated highway and not even think of having technical meetings and public briefings.
“Councillors should not even think of wanting to hold townhall meetings as it goes against the spirit of Petaling Jaya’s 2003-2020 Development Blueprint that was agreed upon before 2008. Councillors are milking this issue for political interest,” he said at a press conference held in SS3.
Tan said the councillors’ actions were a game that belittled the people’s constructive views.
“Petaling Jaya Utara MCA division is against Kidex as it will go against Petaling Jaya’s Development Blueprint for a sustainable liveable environment,” Tan said.
Former councillor Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou said if the proposed highway was approved, it would add to the carbon footprint, dust and noise pollution and bring in a high volume of vehicles.
Tan told reporters that Petaling Jaya Utara MCA division wanted all MBPJ councillors to close the Kidex issue with an outright objection to assure the people that no such construction would take place.
“Enough is enough, just say no to Kidex and not spin the issue further,” he added.
The highway is estimated to cost RM2.42bil and it will be a 90% elevated highway.
Work on the proposed highway may take up to four years to complete.
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