Author: Pola Singh

Dr Pola Singh served the Malaysian government for 30 years. The highest position held was Director-General of the Maritime Institute of Malaysia. He served three terms as an exco member at Transparency International Malaysia, and is now a Board Director of the Heart Foundation of Malaysia as well as being an exco member of the Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents’ association. He is an avid environmental activist and is the co-founder of NGO Friends of Bukit Kiara. He is the author of two books namely, 'Reflections of my Life' and 'Uphill – the Journey of a Sikh-Chinese Kampung Boy'.
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Taman Rimba Kiara: Federal Court ruling sweet victory, but don’t forget longhouse residents’ wait for permanent home

Decision by the Federal Court today to uphold the Court of Appeal’s ruling to quash a development order for a high-rise condominium project in Taman Rimba Kiara, is a major relief. However, housing needs for longhouse residents in Bukit Kiara, who have waited for over 40 years for permanent homes, must be addressed, writes Dr Pola Singh.