Taken from www.malaysiakini.com
Soon Li Tsin & Tarani Palani | Jun 3, 08 11:49am
The 10 Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarians in Kuala Lumpur will hold a road show from June 15 to get public feedback on the controversial draft local plan of the capital city.
The draft plan, released on May 15, lists such goals as turning KL into a world-class city, achieving sustainable land use and protecting the environment.
However, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has already come in for flak from interest groups over a litany of ‘unfavourable’ proposals.
There are also issues which are filled with ‘technical jargons’ as well as complicated graphs and charts in the two-volume publication.
The Pakatan road show will attempt to reveal the impact of the proposals to the public. Several of the parliamentarians and the deputy federal territories minister have their say here.
Lim Lip Eng, Segambut MP - "The development of the Lake Gardens to include wider space for the construction of tall buildings is not acceptable. It is a recreational spot. The plan encroaches into KL’s (oldest) green lung.
I am planning to take action against this. I will talk to visitors to the park and submit a protest.
Esa Mohamed, who is the lead consultant of the draft plan, is also part of the committee to review the draft. There is a conflict of interest here. There was no pre-consolidation prior to drawing up the plan. The people and NGOs were not consulted.
Generally, I have one solution. Scrap it. Re-draft the plan with the inclusion of a wider range of public opinion."
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