Residents stage protest against development project in Kepong

A group of residents of Fortune Park in Kepong held a protest in front of the Federal Territories Land Office at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin today, against an upcoming  mix development project in Taman Metropolitan Kepong.

Mohd Khairul Safwan Othman Odanu, who is the land office assistant director, was present to receive the letter from the 20 residents. They were represented by Kepong community service centre head Yee Poh Ping. Yee said they wanted answers as to how the green lung could have been given up for the project.

"I have yet to get any answers from Kuala Lumpur mayor or anyone in Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on details of this project," he said.

They also protested at Menara DBKL 1 in Jalan Raja Laut after that.

On July 12, StarMetro reported residents of Fortune Park in Kepong were seeing red over an upcoming mix development project that is coming up at the community’s natural green lung.

Its Residents Association’s chairman Chan Fatt Seong had said they were against the project as it was taking over the green area of Taman Metropolitan Kepong.

“It is the only green space in Kepong. Even people from Selayang come here to enjoy a walk,” he said at the site today.

The 53-year-old said the area was already congested at the main road of Jalan Metro Perdana Barat and traffic will increase with more people moving in.

“We are expecting about 17,000 to 20,000 people to live here. DBKL should resolve the traffic issue before they approve anymore projects,” he said.

A sign board displaying details of the project was put up at the site showing two blocks of affordable apartments (1,514 units) four blocks apartments (1,472 units) and 35 units of shop lot.

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