Law to preserve Bukit Cahaya


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 26 Apr 2005

BY ELAN PERUMAL

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Assembly has passed an enactment to preserve Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agriculture Park as a state heritage site to protect the park from further destruction. 

The enactment will also prevent the land status from being converted for any other purpose. 

Upon obtaining the consent of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, the enactment will be gazetted within 14 days. 

In tabling the motion on the enactment yesterday, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said the move was aimed at preserving the park. 

“We do not want indiscriminate development to encroach into the park area and cause problems to the wildlife and greenery in the area,” he said. 

The enactment, Dr Khir said, would also pave the way for the setting up of the State Park Corporation 2005, of which he would be chairman.  

“It will be the governing agency of the park, and will be responsible for sourcing funds for the development of the park,” he said. 

Later, at a press conference, Dr Khir clarified that the corporation had a different role to play and that it would not be involved with the day-to-day management of the park. 

He said the state would surrender the management of the park to the Federal Government soon. 

“We hope the Federal Government will take good care of the park, while we ensure that the land and its heritage are protected,” he added. 

Earlier during the Assembly meeting, Speaker Datuk Seri Onn Ismail ordered Teng Chang Khim (DAP-Sungai Pinang) to leave the assembly after the latter threw a copy of the Standing Orders into a waste bin following a heated argument with the Speaker. 

Teng who appeared angry over the Speaker’s decision to a reject a motion of no confidence against Dr Khir said: “When the Speaker has failed to carry out his duty according to the Standing Orders, I have no choice but to dump it.” 

Teng had questioned Dr Khir’s leadership and brought up allegations of a land scam at Kampung Perapat in Kapar, Klang, indiscriminate development near the agriculture park, and the state’s RM21mil Exco Village in Shah Alam. 

Teng’s action also prompted Tang See Hang (BN-Rawang) to table a motion, which was subsequently passed, to refer the state Opposition Leader to the Privileges and Special Powers Committee for further action.  

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