Pakatan MPs seek review of Sports City project


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers are seeking a full legal review of the Sports City project in Kelana Jaya to determine if it can be scrapped in the name of “national interest”.

Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen said the legal opinion would be completed by the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) within 14 days.

Wong and Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Azmi Nik Ahmad will then seek a meeting with Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali to resolve the long-standing matter.

Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen

“Nik Nazmi and I are committed to stop this tainted and controversial development.

“We have also informed the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council representatives and councillors not to support any development order on this matter,” Wong told reporters in Parliament on Wednesday.

The redevelopment of the PKNS sports complex and field was revived by the state body in February this year on grounds that it needed to honour its joint venture agreement with Melati Ehsan Holdings Bhd or face legal action from the company for loss of profit.

Wong added that the joint venture agreement, which he viewed last Friday, was “problematic”.

“But there is one provision in the agreement that allows the Mentri Besar to terminate it for the sake of national interest. We have requested PKNS to advise us on the legal position,” he said.

The site for the project was originally gazetted as recreational land by MBPJ.

However, shortly after the Petaling Jaya Local Plan 2 (RTPJ 2) was gazetted in Jan 2011, the field’s status was redesignated from recreational land to commercial space.
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