REMINDER: Members of the public have up to 30 August 2008 to register your objections regarding the KL Draft Plan.
At 9.00 p.m. this evening, a meeting between “Save KL Coalition” and the 10 Pakatan Rakyat MPs in Wilayah is held at the official residence of the Menteri Besar of Selangor.
On behalf of the 9 Pakatan Rakyat MPs, I would like to express our thanks to YAB Tan Sri Khalid, the only PKR Menteri Besar.
Areas of concern:
It is very strange that Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) has purposely withheld Volume 3 from the members of the public. I have questioned DBKL about this but they have not provided any answer.
The Federal government has a standing policy called National Physical Plan (NPP). It is the duty of all government departments and local authorities to strictly follow the National Physical Plan.
For example: NPP discourages increase in density. Everyone should get 20 meters of green area. If the KL Draft Plan is allowed to be passed as it is, then there will be no more green lungs left for our next generations.
Whilst members of the public are allowed to place their objections until 30 August 2008, Jabatan Perancang Bandar at the same time are APPROVING Development Orders when they are supposed to be FREEZING Development Orders.
The KL Draft Plan has been approved and gazetted. It is people-unfriendly and until this day Datuk Bandar still refuses to make public the names of the members of the Public Hearing Committee.
What is so secretive about the composition of the committee?
The 10 Pakatan Rakyat MPs in the Federal Territory will take necessary actions to stop the implementation of the KL Draft Plan.
The rakyat of Kuala Lumpur should come out in full force to registered your objections and unhappiness. Your voice will only be counted ONLY IF you will fill in the required forms provided at the various exhibition venues. Also get your friends, neighbours and families to be involved to save and protect KL!
It’s home to you and them and where all of you live, work and play. We all deserve a better KL surely!