GE15: Plans to redevelop Taman Ikan Emas not empty talk, says BN's Bandar Tun Razak candidate

BARISAN Nasional's Bandar Tun Razak candidate Datuk Chew Yin Keen has refuted claims that his pledge to redevelop Taman Ikan Emas in Cheras is an "empty promise".

Chew said work had started on the redevelopment project previously but was stopped.

"The mega project was halted by the Pakatan Harapan-led government when they won GE14 in 2018.

"If Barisan wins the seat, we will push for the redevelopment of Taman Ikan Emas in December," he said.

Chew added that the redevelopment would benefit 5,650 households, which amounted to 20% to 25% of the voters in Bandar Tun Razak.

"The plans have the necessary approvals but it was earlier not approved by PKR MPs, including former Bandar Tun Razak MP, the late Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim," he said.

The mega project involves the redevelopment of Sri Johor, Sri Pulau Pinang and Sri Melaka flats as well as the Taman Ikan Emas low-cost homes in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras under the Quality Sustainable People Housing (QSPH) scheme.

It also involves the construction of 3,971 residential units, 112 shops, a market and other public facilities.

Earlier on Saturday morning (Nov 12), Pakatan's Cheras candidate Tan Kok Wai took a swipe at Chew for promising the redevelopment when nothing much had materialised even after 10 years.

He also challenged Chew to show all necessary approvals for the project to the public.

Tan was campaigning for Pakatan's Bandar Tun Razak candidate Datuk Se -ri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at the Ikan Emas morning market in Cheras.

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