Dolomite Can Clarify Batu Caves Project Controversy


SHAH ALAM, 13 FEB: The Selangor State Government will not prevent Dolomite Properties Sdn Bhd to provide clarification regarding the controversial construction of the Park Avenue condominiums in front of the Batu Caves.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the condominium developer can meet with the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) authorities to provide clarification.

“Dolomite has their own initiative because to obtain approval and planning, it has to be made through the Selayang Local Authorities.

“So whatever Dolomite’s consultants want to clarify, they can explain to MPS.

“And if necessary, MPS will present their views to be discussed during the state planners’ meeting,” he told reporters in a press conference after chairing the State Executive Council Meeting (MKKN) here at the Secretariat Building.

He was responding to previous claims by the developer saying that the construction of the controversial Park Avenue condominium project is safe and will not adversely affect the environment.

On 24 January, Abdul Khalid announced the cancellation of the condominium project.

Meanwhile, the following day (25 January), developers claimed that they had previously tried to meet the Chief Minister and the relevant authorities but were not given the opportunity to submit their explanation.

The controversy surrounding the construction of the condominium surfaced following protests from the Hindu community, wanting the project to be brought to a halt.

It was previously reported that Dolomite Properties obtained approval from MPS to develop the project in 2007.

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