The residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail have urged the Kuala Lumpur Mayor (Datuk Bandar) and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan not to waste public funds by challenging the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash a development order for a high-rise condominium project in Taman Rimba Kiara.
The residents association (TTDI RA) noted that the Court of Appeal’s decision has been widely hailed as a landmark ruling by legal experts and the Malaysian Bar.
“The Datuk Bandar and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan should instead demonstrate their willingness to abide by the significant pronouncements issued by the Court of Appeal and concentrate resources on reforms to be in line with the judicial guidance provided,” said the association as quoted by Malay Mail.
Their sentiments are echoed Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh, who called on the Federal Territories Minister in his capacity as chairman of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan to channel its resources to the development of affordable landed homes for the 98 longhouse families at Taman Rimba Kiara.
The association would like to meet with Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa so they could discuss a permanent housing solution for the longhouse residents.
The proposed high-rise condominium development was a joint venture project of Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan.
On 27 January, the Court of Appeal quashed the development order for the proposed project, noting that as a purely commercial transaction, it contravened city development plans that had defined Taman Rimba Kiara as a city park, public open space and green area.