Kg Baru plans to be revealed

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  • Monday, 21 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A detailed announcement on Kampung Baru land acquisition will be made at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) this Thursday, says Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

He said he had met and discussed with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Kampung Bharu Development Corporation (PKB) on the issue.

“Generally, during my meeting with the PKB board members, I found they all looked upbeat and confident with what was going on,” he said at a press conference after the 50th DBKL Enforcement Day celebration at the Dataran Merdeka here yesterday.

Asked if the announcement on Thursday was a piece of good news and an improvement from the previous offer, he said: “The (announcement) must be better, if not, there is no need to hold a press conference.”

On Oct 6, Dr Mahathir said the land in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur would be sold to a government agency to be developed, not to other parties.

He said the government agency would help landowners develop Kampung Baru without neglecting the original features of the location.

On Sept 21, the government offered to buy land in Kampung Baru here at the rate of RM850 per square foot, as compensation to landowners and heirs, in return for the redevelopment of the area.

However, most residents felt the offer was unreasonable given the strategic location of the settlement and asked the government to review it. - Bernama
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