MBPJ urged to clarify use of infrastructure maintenance fund

PETALING Jaya Utara MCA wants Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to shed light on funds it had received from developers. 

The division’s spokesman and committee member Ryan Ho said the city council’s budget, which was announced in October last year, stated that RM700mil was set aside for road and drainage upgrade, cleanliness as well as security, among other things.

“However, we noticed that RM200mil of this amount was taken from a separate fund, and it was contributed by developers,” Ho said.

He urged the city council and elected representatives to practise transparency on the matter as residents deserved to know how their city was managed.

Ho wants MBPJ to be more transparent about budget matters.
Ho wants MBPJ to be more transparent about budget matters.

Also present at the press conference were Petaling Jaya Utara MCA Youth vice-chief Wong Chee Shing as well as committee members Kua Chee Hoe and Jordan Lee.

MBPJ has an Improvement Service Fund contributed by all property developers in the city, to be used for infrastructure development in their respective areas.

The amount each developer has to pay per project varies according to the project type and size.

When contacted, MBPJ deputy Corporate Communications director Abdul Hakim Khairuddin said the statements were not true.

“MBPJ did not take the RM200mil from a separate fund for upgrading of facilities,” he said.

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