PETALING JAYA: The compensation of more than RM150mil that will have to be paid by the government to the developer of Taman Rimba Kiara, if the development is cancelled, is an "imaginary figure" that needs to be supported by receipts or proof of payment, says Hannah Yeoh (pic).
"The FT Minister must not jump the gun by putting a mythical price tag for cancellation of the proposed development, especially in light of the revelation made by C4," the Segambut MP said in a statement on Monday (March 25).
Yeoh said this in reference to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abd Samad, who had said that Cabinet will decide whether to cancel the proposed development and pay a compensation of more than RM150mil to the developer, or allow the development to continue and face the residents’ backlash.
Khalid had said the fate of the proposed development for Taman Rimba Kiara in Kuala Lumpur will be decided by Cabinet in April.
The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) had also claimed that there were conflict of interest in the Taman Rimba Kiara land deal, involving developer Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd (MPSB) and former Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
"C4 has provided fresh revelations of conflict of interest involving Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan in this proposed development, and I believe the same is still pending an investigation by the MACC," she said.
The Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister said the scaling down of the proposed development on Taman Rimba Kiara must not go beyond the current longhouse footprint, adding that the entire Taman Rimba Kiara must not be touched for development.