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Federal govt told to respectresidents’ wishes
Deal reached between state govtand private developer
unds to organise co-curricular ac-tivities, but that will change with thehall as a acility or students to doactivities in,” Chai added.he construction o additionalacilities or cash-strapped Sin Ming was mulled during a visit by theMenteri Besar to the school two years ago.Following negotiations betweenthe state government and private de- veloper Bukit Hitam DevelopmentSdn Bhd, a land deal was reached.he deal consisted o the devel-oper giving up a 0.73-hectare pieceo land adjacent to the school in ex-change or avourable development projects elsewhere in the vicinity.Sin Ming will use 0.32 hectaresor a car park, leaving the rest or u-ture school expansions.According to Chai, constructiono the school’s new hall on 1.1 acreso the school’s existing 2.5-acre lot will begin immediately and is pro- jected to be completed in one year.
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Putrajaya isbeing urged to cease their attemptsto compel 53 amilies at Kampung Kerinchi PKNS ats to move orhave their land acquired.Lembah Pantai Member o Parliament Nurul Izzah Anwarsaid it was unbecoming o the ed-eral government to threaten theresidents with the Land Acquisi-tion Act.“It [amounts to] interering with the ongoing negotiation be-tween the remaining residents andthe developer,” she said at a pressconerence yesterday.Te low-cost ats at Kampung Kerinchi have been earmarked orredevelopment under the urbanrenewal scheme.Some 403 at owners haveagreed to move, but 53 remain dis-satised with developer Suez Do-main Sdn Bhd’s oer.Balik Pulau MP Yusmadi Yuso said the government and developerneed to respect the rights o theremaining at owners, even i theyare in the minority.Te majority o the at owners who had agreed to move have beenrelocated to PPR Kerinchi, andtheir rent or the nextthree years will be paidby the developer to Kua-la Lumpur City Hall(DBKL).Tey had signed anagreement with SuezDomain, and will be o-ered 860 sq medium-cost apartment units worth RM300,000 toRM400,000 at the samesite once construction iscompleted.Te developer oeredto buy back the apart-
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ment units at RM125,000 each i the at owners do not want tomove in.However, 53 amilies do not want to move and do not agree with the redevelopment plan.Tey ear that the redevelop-ment plan could be abandonedmidway and they would be le
Syabas drops defamationsuit against MB
Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor SdnBhd (Syabas) on Wednesday withdrew its deamationsuit against an Sri Khalid Ibrahim ollowing a settle-ment by both parties.“Tis [withdrawal o the suit] shows that our scru-tiny o the abung Budi und programme was justi-ed. I’d asked Syabas to stop the programme becauseit’s wrong and not ethical," said the Menteri Besar in a press statement.he abung Budi programme allows Selangorresidents to orgo their ree 20 cubic metre water worth RM11.40, and channel it into a und to assist with arrears or or reconnection o suspended ac-counts.Te case went to trial or two days rom Nov 25.Four plainti witnesses had testied beore the case was dropped.High Court Judge Amelia ee Hong Geok Abdul-lah heard testimony that the abung Budi und hadbeen set up by the Syabas Workers Union (Peka), while the running o the unds was managed by aseparate secretariat led by Chie Executive Ofcer Da-tuk Roslan Hassan.he und was initially or the beneit o Syabassta, but was expanded rom October 2010 to assistthe public.Te move to include the public as beneciary o theund required an amendment o Peka’s constitution,but this amendment was only passed in October2011, the court was told.Khalid was sued over statements made last year when he said the abung Budi und was in violationo the water concession agreement.Syabas claimed that Khalid had uttered deamatoryremarks at a press conerence in November 2010.Te statements reported in a news article by Ber-nama titled
Withdraw Syabas License – Khalid
a day later.Syabas, in the details o the lawsuit, said the state-ments may be construed to mean that the abung Budi programme was cheating the public, and that thecompany was a hypocritical.Khalid said Syabas had no grounds to pursue thedeamation suit as it was a public entity, and that he was not responsible or news reports made by third parties.Te Ijok assemblyperson also maintained that thestatement was air comment.“I hope the development o thenew block is hastened to accommo-date more students,” Khalid added.Also at the groundbreaking cer-emony were state executive council-lors Ronnie Liu, eresa Kok andEan Yong; Puchong MP GobindSingh; Petaling Jaya Selatan MPHee Loy Sian; Subang Jaya Munici- pal Council president Datuk As-mawi Kasbi; Sepang MunicipalCouncil president Mohd SayuthiBakar; and Kinrara MCA servicecentre chie Dr Kow Cheong Wei. with no homes.Teir condence was urthereroded by the act that the redevel-opment plan was rst proposed byUmno, instead o DBKL, in 2007.Te Kampung Kerinchi low-cost ats were built by PKNS inthe 1970s. Most o the at ownersare senior citizens.
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