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Azmin assures Melawati residents of park plan

 | September 11, 2017

The Selangor MB's office was among those relocated from the land to be developed by Sime Darby.

azmin-melawatiSHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has assured Taman Melawati residents that it will not rush through the construction of a convention centre as a replacement for a public park, following a protest against the plan yesterday.

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said he had spoken to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) to meet residents on the matter.

“I give my undertaking that we are not going to demolish or scrap the proposed development of the park,” said Azmin.

Azmin, the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman whose service centre was relocated from the same site, said the park project would “certainly” go ahead.

“In fact, I sacrificed my service centre to be dismantled and develop the park. So they are in the process of getting all the papers and documents in,” he said.

A group of residents had claimed that MPAJ made an about-turn with its plan to build a convention centre on land designated for a public park, located next to the Melawati Mall.

The Malay Mail Online earlier reported that the shopping mall was “quiet” with fewer than 10 businesses currently occupying the sixth floor.

Azmin said following the protest, he had immediately contacted MPAJ president Abdul Hamid Hussain to meet residents “so they get the right facts because we want the park to be developed in that area”, he told reporters on the sidelines of a business conference today.



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