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Draft plan necessary, say KL MPs

Batu MP Chua Tian Chang says it is shocking that KL’s Draft Plan is in talks of being bulldozed. — Picture by KE OoiBatu MP Chua Tian Chang says it is shocking that KL’s Draft Plan is in talks of being bulldozed. — Picture by KE OoiKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — MPs are outraged that Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has decided to block the Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020. 

Here’s what they said:

Batu MP Chua Tian Chang: “We will never reach global standards if we are unable to gazette the draft plan even after 10 years. It is shocking that KL’s Draft Plan is in talks of being bulldozed.”

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng: “By refusing to gazette the KL Draft Plan, Ku Nan is saying he is the official spokesperson for the development of KL. Shooting down the plan proves he does not respect and care about the thoughts and concerns of his people.”

Setiawangsa MP Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari: “It is acceptable if the Draft Plan requires revision along the way. Things and situations change and Ku Nan must ensure the best for the city. Perhaps it is time for a revamp instead.”

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai: “In 2013 when all the members of Parliament met him, he could not give us an answer as to why the KL Draft Plan could not be gazetted. More than two million residents in Kuala Lumpur are now left in the lurch without certainty of the future.”

Titiwangsa MP Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani: “Amendments should be made if the Plan is unfit for our city. We need to bring all people together to make KL a better city. We can’t be living in uncertainty, the people need assurance from the leaders they’ve trusted.”

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok: “I foresee that KL will be a concrete jungle. We might become a city that is badly congested. The future generations will remember Ku Nan as the father who worsened traffic jams in KL.”

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar: “The KL Draft Plan is a decades-long development guideline for a city that’s built upon sustainable development. I fear an insidious plan to skew development approvals in favour of higher densities.

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