Irked over another purported development project allegedly fronting Bukit Kiara forest reserve, a concerned Taman Tun Dr Ismail resident wonders what is going on in his backyard that is already the subject of much controversy.
Veteran town planner Datuk P. Gunasilan says Malaysian Institute of Planners needs to address growing trend of its members submitting development proposals in deviation from established and legally-binding structure and local plans.
Perhilitan must be credited for helping monkey in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur that endured pain for months after a tin can with sharp edges was tied to its neck.
Plans by government to gazette green lung should be made in consultation with stakeholders.
Friends of Bukit Kiara initiates movement to ensure Bukit Kiara, once gazetted as a green lung, is properly managed and protected.
Friends of Bukit Kiara calls upon the government to ensure all remnant forested areas of Bukit Kiara are gazetted as a public park.
Lawyer and local council expert Derek Fernandez says government of the day can undo wrong in Bukit Kiara by declaring subdivision of land over the years was fraudulent and abuse of power.
Government documents reveal RM49 million spent to acquire land in Bukit Kiara in 1976 to be turned into National Botanical Gardens – a plan that never materialised.