Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two DAP members want project near Batu Caves scrapped - Nation | The Star Online

Two DAP members want project near Batu Caves scrapped

KUALA LUMPUR: Two senior DAP members want the Selangor Government to scrap the proposed 29-storey condominium project near Batu Caves.

Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan said Batu Caves was a heritage site and had the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world.

“We cannot have the project putting these under threat,” he said.

Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran also urged the state government to offer the developer an alternative location as compensation.

Kulasegaran said both Barisan and Pakatan leaders had agreed to this.

“Even the Malaysian Nature Society pointed out that it is unsafe to build high-rise buildings in the area,” he was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today.

Meanwhile, Selangor exco member Ronnie Liu distributed copies of the development order for the proposed project, which was signed in 2007, at a press conference here yesterday.

Liu also displayed letters purportedly from the Department of Environment to the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS), prior to the approval, saying it was unsafe to build high-rise projects there.

He added that the Minerals and Geoscience Department had also written to MPS, advising it that the project was unsafe unless some conditions were met.

It was also revealed that the developer Dolomite Industries Sdn Bhd had not submitted an environmental impact assessment report.

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