BANDAR TUN RAZAK, 14 Apr: Residents of five apartments under the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today were advised to examine proposed redevelopments of their buildings to ensure that the plan would bring about returns that are worthwhile to them.
The cluster of the population, estimated to total to 5,000, was also advised by the Bandar Tun Razak Parliamentary candidate, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, to ensure that the plan does not merely profit developers.
Abdul Khalid said that on his part, he will provide advice to the residents so that they make the right decision when asked by DBKL to provide feedback regarding the project.
He added that from experience of solving the problems of residents in Kampung Berembang, Ampang, when he was the Chief Minister of Selangor will be applied in this case so that the residents in Bandar Tun Razak will enjoy commensurate benefits from the plan.
Abdul Khalid said that the people should accept reasonable developments and developers should not make high profits, rather, return profits to the people.
“To redevelop because of profit is not wrong, but do not profit from the people.
“Every owner should get the best returns. If developers can profit more than 12 percent, give it back to the people,” he said during a session of explanation here at the Football Field at Block 6, Seri Melaka.
The session was to explain the redevelopment plan of the Awan Seri Melaka, Seri Johor, Seri Pulau Pining and Ikan Emas Housing.
Under the plan, some residents who are renting their units from DBKL are asked to buy and sell back their units to DBKL to be redeveloped.
It is understood that DBKL is offering RM100 per square feet for the transaction.
Abdul Khalid urged all residents to respond to DBKL in an orderly manner and on his part, he will prepare a draft for the letter.
“Answer in an orderly manner, state details that are not yet clear. We need clear information,” he added.
Also present at the explanation session were several professionals from Permodalan Negeri Selangor Berhad (PNSB) to provide information and advice to the local residents.
It is understood that the redevelopment project will involve more than 5,000 local residents and 152 acres of land.