Suit filed in tussle over Kiara park


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The move to save Taman Rimba Kiara is now a court battle.

Residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) have filed a case against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz to stop a proposed housing development in Taman Rimba Kiara.

The judicial review application is seeking an order from the court to quash a conditional planning permission as well as a development order granted by DBKL to Memang Perkasa, the developer, earlier this year.

The park stakeholders have been protesting against the development since news of the project was made public last year.

Save Taman Rimba Kiara Working Group committee coordinator Leon Koay said the leave was granted by the High Court on Aug 23.

“The judicial papers have been served on DBKL and the KL mayor as respondents as of Aug 28,” he said at the TTDI community hall yesterday.

He said the High Court has fixed Sept 6 for case management.

Koay said parties to the judicial review application are management bodies of the five apartment complexes closest to Taman Rimba Kiara, TTDI Residents Association and residents of TTDI.

The proposed housing development includes plans to build eight blocks of between 42 and 54-storey high-end serviced apartments, while another 29-storey block comprising 350 units of affordable housing will be allocated to the TTDI longhouse residents.

The development includes the construction of a six-lane highway and a flyover.

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