Donald Lim Should Personally Meet With Terentang Community


SELAYANG, 23 Dec: Deputy Finance Minister, Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai has been advised to meet with the people of Sungai Terentang regarding the issue of building Central Area Reinforcement (CAR) high voltage cables by the State Government.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim gave the advise and also added that Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s (TNB) demands regarding the project was not in line with the needs of the community of Kampung Terentang in Rawang.

“The meeting should be held for Donald Lim to personally understand the people’s voice regarding the issue.

“There if no need for me to meet with him to explain everything unless he personally meets with the people, which is what the Sungai Terentang community wants,” Abdul Khalid said yesterday in a press conference.

Donald had previously sought clarification from the Chief Minister regarding the action of delaying the CAR project between Bukit Tarek, Rawang and Kamung Chubadak, Sentul, which according to him, will result in severe disruption of electricity supply.

However, the State Government had previously suggested alternative routes to replace TNB’s original route. Unlike the original route, the alternative route will not go through homes of the residents of Kampung Sungai Terentang.

Commenting on other questions regarding the Quit Rent increase by the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA), Abdul Khalid once again stressed that the tax which will increase is the Land Utilisation tax.

“This means that is previously, the land was not developed and now there is development on the land, then of course the tax imposed will vary according to the usage of the land,” he explained.

The State Government has also established a Special Committee chaired by the State Exco, Ean Yong Hian Wah, to hold public information sessions for the people regarding the tax increase.

Earlier, Abdul Khalid presented detached house grants to 661 individuals who were former Bukit Botak settlers. presenting offer letters to 961 individual detached house which was the former Bald Hill urban pioneers.

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