DBKL: Development activities in Kg Baru must get mayor’s approval

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: All development in Kampung Baru needs approval from the mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, says Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

It said that as the local authority, it has been authorised to carry out management functions in Kuala Lumpur.

This includes the licensing of hawkers and petty traders, traffic control, advertising, permits for road closures, and enforcement activities.

"As such, all activities involving land plots in Kampung Baru are under the Capital City Federal Act 1960," it said in a statement Tuesday (June 9).

DBKL also said that other legislation that applies to Kampung Baru are the Federal Territory (Planning) Act 1982, Local Government Act 1976, Entertainment Act (WPKL) 1992, Hotel Act (WPKL) 2003, Road Transport Act 1987, and Road, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

"All building and engineering plans, permits to build and conduct soil works and the issuance of certificates of fitness also need approval from the mayor.

"However, DBKL welcomes the involvement of residents and non-governmental organisations in carrying out their social responsibility to help the government's efforts in improving services to the Kampung Baru community," it added.

The DBKL statement was issued in relation to the statement issued by the Kampung Baru Development Corporation (PKB) on June 6 regarding the status of the 120-year old Malay Agricultural Settlement (MAS).

The statement said that the management of land plots in Kampung Baru must be carried out by the Federal Territories Land and Mines Office instead of MAS, as stipulated in Subsection 5(1) of the Constitution (Amendment) (No 2) Act 1973.

It said that a letter was sent by the Federal Territories Ministry on Feb 13 to MAS on the matter.

MAS was a body formed under the Federated Malay States in 1900, under the Land Code Enactment 1896 to oversee the management and development of Kampung Baru then.

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