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Selangor Times March 25, 2011 / Issue 17

Selangor Times March 25, 2011 / Issue 17

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March 25 — 27, 2011
issue 17
Malaysia needsequitablehealthcaresystem
Templeland issueunresolved
public fearsover nuclearplans
End in sight forSubang Ria issue
Gan Pei Ling
subanG JaYa:
Attempts to resolve the Subang RiaPark dispute between residents and Sime Darby have reacheda stalemate, but the state is expected to intervene to breakthe deadlock.“Sime Darby is not interested to meet and they insist onvaluing the [29.4-hectare] park at RM165 million, so we’vebrieed the Menteri Besar and are waiting or his urtherdirection,” said Hannah Yeoh on Wednesday.Te Subang Jaya assemblyperson said an Sri KhalidIbrahim is expected to meet residents, many o whom areopposed to the company’s plans todevelop the park, at a town hallmeeting tomorrow.local council.Sime Darby said they would onlyconsider selling the park at the marketprice o RM165 million, as valued byan independent consultant appointedby the Subang Jaya Municipal Coun-cil (MPSJ) last year.Sime Darby had declared the park’sbook value at RM3.6 million in its2010 fnancial report. However, whentaken into account the potential de-velopment value o the 29.4-hectarepark, valuation fgures rom the stateand private sector have ranged romRM15 million to RM165 million.he six-member Subang Riataskorce led by Yeoh was supposedto meet with Sime Darby to agreeon a price acceptable to all parties.During a dialogue with residentsin January, the state had promisedto pay or hal o the purchase pricei the residents could raise the re-maining hal. However, residentswould have to raise one-third o their share within eight months toshow the state that they are seriousin buying back the park.“It was clear rom the letter theywere only interested to sell it atRM165 million,” said Yeoh.When contacted by
Selangor Times 
, a Sime Darby propertyspokesperson said the land must besold at market price as the companyis accountable to its shareholders.“We also want to resolve this is-sue as soon as possible,” said thespokesperson yesterday.Sime Darby aced strong publicopposition when it frst submitteda proposal in 2007 to develop theSubang Ria Park into a high-densitycommercial area.In 2009, it amended its plan todevelop a quarter o the park into alow-density residential area andupgrade the remaining areas beorehanding it back to MPSJ.MPSJ had rejected Sime Darby’sproposal in May 2010 beore thedeveloper appealed.Te state has since halted all de-velopment at the park while it seeksto resolve the three-year impassebetween residents and the developer.Te Menteri Besar will be meet-ing residents or the third time overthe Subang Ria park dispute tomor-row at 3pm at the Kenanga Hall o MPSJ building in USJ 5.
A father and childcelebrating the festivalof Holi at Shree LakshmiNarayan Temple on JalanKampung Kasipillay, KualaLumpur on Saturday(March 19). Hindu devoteescelebrate this springreligious festival bythrowing coloured powderand coloured water on oneanother.
– Picture by Loy Seng Kit
Yeoh, who is part o the Subang Ria taskorce, said they had writtento Sime Darby on Feb 7 to seek ameeting to discuss the acquisitiono the recreational park. But thecompany reused to meet them.Instead, Sime Darby, in a writtenreply on Feb 21, reiterated theirstand that the land belongs to themand they have the right to developthe park as the property owner.Te developer also said that theyonly plan to develop 7.7 hectares o the land, and would upgrade theremaining 21.7 hectares o the parkbeore surrendering it back to the
March 25 — 27, 2011
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he state has slammed the sex videopurportedly eaturing Selangor Economic Advisor Datuk SeriAnwar Ibrahim as shameul and damaging to both the Muslimaith and unity.“Tis act is ethically wrong, it goes against the teaching o any religion that emphasises justice, peace and goodwill,” saidan Sri Khalid Ibrahim aer chairing Wednesday’s executivecouncillor meeting.Te Menteri Besar also questioned the “moral tness” o theindividuals behind the creation o the video who have admittedto keeping, watching and showing it to others.Khalid said while these individuals claimed to representMuslims in the country, the actions were both desperate andpolitically motivated to garner support rom Malay voters.“But I am sure Malays are smarter than this and would notbe taken in by this slanderous act,” he said.Khalid also called on the police to carry out a transparentand impartial investigations.Meanwhile, ormer Malacca Chie Minister an Sri Rahimamby Chik, businessperson Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah,and Perkasa treasurer Datuk Shuib Lazim have admittedto showing the sex video to journalists at Carcosa Seri Negaraon Monday.According to the three, the moniker “Datuk ” stood orDatuk rio or Tree Datuks.Te three, who have asked or a royal commission o inquiryto be set up to investigate the video, came out in the open aerSungai Petani Member o Parliament Datuk Johari Abdulexposed their identities at a press conerence on Wednesday.Police have also begun investigations into the sex videoscandal ollowing a report lodged by Anwar on uesday.
Selangor hitsout at sex videoMBPJ slammed formonopolising parking bays
Alvin Yap
City council sta who park or reeare being accused o depriving the paying public o parking space at New own.“I drive around New own many times because there’sno parking,” said Johan ung.Te Petaling Jaya Residents Association Coalition (Apac)president said he had counted 45 cars with Petaling JayaCity Council (MBPJ) passes and without parking ticketson Wednesday.Speaking at a press conerence at the city council’s oce,ung provided a list o cars and number plates.He also asked reporters to veriy his claims.He said the city council was depriving other workers andresidents o parking or “eight hours”.Furthermore, he is mied that the city council hasreserved the irst loor o a multi-level parking lotsituated behind Standard Chartered bank in Newown.“Te parking bays on the rst foor say ‘khas or MBPJ’.Te city council is making ladies and old people walk thetwo foors,” he said.He was questioning the “privileged” treatment towardsMBPJ sta.Johan claimed that he brought the matter up with anMBPJ councillor seven months ago but had yet to get aresponse.
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Timothy Loh
at 019-267 4488or
Ivan Looi
at 014-936 6698
Basil Foo
Te Selangor StateInvestment Centre (SSIC) is targeting RM10 billion worth o investments orthe state this year aer exceeding theirgoals in 2010.“We achieved RM10 billion in 2010,while our targeted investment or thatyear was RM8 billion,” said SSIC chie executive oicer Datuk MohammadJabar Ahmad Kembali.He announced the new target in aspeech at an appreciation ceremony orocers rom the state’s technical depart-ments at the Shah Alam ConventionCentre on March 21.In his speech, he thanked the techni-cal ocers or ensuring sucient saety,inrastructure, security and strategiclocations or the investors.“We want to ensure that investors
Selangor targetsRM10bil ininvestments for 2011
stay in the state and also add invest-ments,” he said.He related the story o a business tripto France, where a company com-mended Selangor’s short two-week waitor business approval.Te targeted amount o RM10 bil-lion investments this year would beachieved with the approval o ourprojects which are “in the pipeline”,Jabar added.Also at the appreciation ceremonywas Menteri Besar Datuk Seri KhalidIbrahim, who gave a speech and pre-sented plaques to representatives o thestate technical departments.“One o the things that makes Se-langor an investment destination issucient inrastructure or investors,”he said.He also alluded to investment proj-ects worth several billion ringgit like asewerage management project, theKlang River o Lie project, and theunderground MR project.Representatives rom 61 technicaldepartments – comprising local au-thorities, land and district oces, andstate departments – received the ap-preciation awards.“With our eorts to provide serviceor investment approvals, Selangor issure to attract more investors rom boththe manuacturing and service sectors,”Khalid said.he Menteri Besar reminded thetechnical ocers that their knowledgeand expertise should continue to in-crease in order to improve the qualityo their work.Also at the event were state executivecouncillor Datuk Hasan Ali and statesecretary Datuk Mohamad KhusrinMunawi.
Khalidpresentingan awardto PetalingJaya mayorDatukRoslanSakimanwhile Hasanand Khusrinlook on.
⁄ March 25 – 27, 2011

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