FT Minister offers to brief residents suing DBKL on flood mitigation plan


FEDERAL Territory Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim offers to explain Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) flood mitigation plan to the group of residents proceeding to sue DBKL over it.

When asked to comment on the group’s action, he said the group has the right to do so.

“If the group wants to take the legal route, to get everything in black and white, and seek publicity by going to court, we will respond legally.

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“I have already explained the short, medium and long-term plans for flood mitigation many times.

“But I do not have a problem giving an explanation to the group if they want to. They can see me tonight or tomorrow,” he told reporters after attending Keluarga Malaysia Hardcore Poor Eradication programme in Kompleks Komuniti Muhibbah, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Sept 25).

The group’s lawyer Lim Wei Jiet issued a statement that they were proceeding with the suit because DBKL’s Flash Flood Action Plan 2022, which was revealed in May did not contain detailed information that would allow meaningful engagement, scrutiny and accountability by the public.

And due to the gravity and urgency of the matter, Lim said the group had no choice but to file the suit in court with the hope that the judiciary would compel DBKL and the Federal Territories Minister to provide them the required information for the sake of all Kuala Lumpur residents.

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