Published: Thursday January 24, 2013 MYT 5:47:00 PM
Updated: Thursday January 24, 2013 MYT 10:31:17 PM
MB directs council to stop condo project in Batu Caves
PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has directed the Selayang Municipal Council to stop the condominium project in Batu Caves after studying the building and structural report on the project and the impact to the area.
He said the decision was made for the people's safety and to protect the environment.
"I hope this decision will be accepted by all parties as it involves the public's safety," he said in a statement.
Khalid said an independent committee, which researched and evaluated the site and the surrounding areas, had it's first meeting last Tuesday.
"After listening to the explanation, I have decided that the Selayang Municipal Council revoke the approval given to Dolomite Properties Sdn Bhd for the building of 26-storey Dolomite Park Avenue condominium," he said.
In an immediate reaction to the decision, Dolomite Properties expressed its surprise about the matter, Bernama reported.
"We were not given the opportunity to present our case or findings...nor have we been able to review the research presented by the state Town Planning Department for accuracy and further discussion," it said in a statement.
"We still hope to be able to find an amicable solution and will explore all options including legal avenues to find a just result," it added. - Bernama.
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