A group of affected landowners of the proposed 118-storey mega-tower have reiterated their strong objection against the controversial project following a notice issued by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) recently.

NONEThe notice states that the city mayor has received an application for planning permission to amend the layout plan of the mega-tower project, which involves change of use of land from open space and institutional to commercial.

This has been advertised on a notice board near Stadium Merdeka and four newspapers in different languages from June 16 to 19, and gave 14 days to the affected owners to respond.

azlanIn a press conference today, Pertahankan Taman Merdeka Negara (PTMN), affected land owners and representatives from NGOs and the opposition, raised their concerns that this may open the gate for the controversial project.

According to Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall secretary-general Yong Yew Wei, if the City Hall did not receive any objection in the said period, the project will be given an order to start work.

PTMN vice-president Thasleem Mohd Ibrahim and PKR Batu MP Tian Chua have vowed to hold a big rally if the authorities insist on going ahead with the project.

“This is a warning to the mayor. If you refuse to listen to the people, we will have a big rally like Bersih and all Malaysians will come in support,” said Thasleem.

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