Residents to take legal action against DBKL over Taman Rimba Kiara project

PETALING JAYA: Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents are ready to take legal action against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) over a proposed high-rise project near Taman Rimba Kiara in Kuala Lumpur.

The decision comes after City Hall failed to respond to a petition signed by the residents protesting the proposed development that will increase population density from 74 to a staggering 979 people per acre (0.4ha).

"We submitted a petition with 5,600 signatures last year but we have not heard from them since," said TTDI Residents' Association vice chairman Clinton Ang at a townhall meeting on Sunday.

The proposed development by Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan includes one block of affordable homes for longhouse residents and eight blocks of serviced apartments ranging from 42 to 54-storeys with 1,766 units.

The 29-storey block with 350 units of affordable housing will be offered to 180 families of ex-plantation workers living in longhouses within the area.

Both projects will have a total of 2,116 units within 12 acres (4.85 ha) of land.

Ang said the residents are not objecting to the building of new homes promised to the longhouse residents.

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