Thursday, October 9, 2008

Damansara 21 Stop Work Order Lifted: Developer Boleh Again

Lim Lip Eng & residents protesting the project

M. Saravanan (left) and Lim Lip Eng (centre) studying a map of the project with resident Randhir Singh

The Sun reported today that KL City Hall has lifted the stop work order on the Damansara 21 project, allowing the developer SDB Damansara Sdn. Bhd to proceed with the project.

Let me recall what the authorities have said or have not said one month ago.

Deputy FT Minister Datuk M. Saravanan accused the developer Selangor Dredging did not give City Hall the complete picture when it submitted an application to develop Damansara 21, "so this is their fault… we didn't approve it for development" he said.

The man who was supposed to confirm whether the Damansara 21 project had the go-ahead from City Hall, Mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan avoided questions from reporters on whether the project was started with City Hall's approval.

I was told by Medan Damansara Residents’ Association (MDRA) that the association has not been informed, let alone discussed, of the lifting of the stop work order.

M. Saravanan and Ab Hakim Borhan are duty-bound to answer to MDRA on whether Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan (ESCP) has been apporved by Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran WPKL. If yes, since when and with what conditions? If no, this lifting of stop order is then flawed!

I am also curious about whether the developer has paid up the RM100,000 compound slapped by City Hall in April.

Lim Lip Eng

*Photos courtesy from The Star

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