Manoharan challenges Liu to resign over condo issue


SHAH ALAM: Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu has been challenged to relinquish his post by his own party man M. Manoharan for not being able to solve the controversial 29-storey condominium issue near Batu Caves.

Manoharan (DAP-Kota Alam Shah) said the project had drawn flak from the Hindu community, hence, it should be scrapped.

“The temple is a national heritage. It is obvious that the people do not want the project or any other next to the Batu Caves Temple complex.

“If the project is not scrapped, would you resign?” Manoharan asked Liu during a supplementary question to Amirudin Shari’s (PKR-Batu Caves) question on the same issue at the Selangor state assembly meeting yesterday.

Liu, who is also a DAP assemblyman, answered: “Resigning is not the issue here. What is important is that the project must be stopped and the state (government) is doing its best here.

“There are a lot of things to consider. For instance, the project cannot be scrapped just like that as more than 60% of the condominium units have been sold.

“If the project is stopped, the state and Federal governments will have to compensate the developer.”

Liu, however, said the Federal Government also had the power to stop the project from taking place by revoking the developer’s advertising licence and sales permit.

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