No development on Subang Ria Park for the moment, Subang folks assured

Selangor MB Khalid Ibrahim yesterday made his stand on the Subang Ria Park issue by stating that 19 acres of land from the park would not be developed until the property valuation report is done and presented to the local residents.

His statement came one week after the Subang folks filed an affidavit to Sime Darby’s appeal suit and shockingly discovered two controversial documents, which  were sealed by the current administration to withhold chances of granting Sime Darby development of the 19- acre land from the 72 acres park.

Khalid said although the 19 acres development proposal has been included in MPSJ’s draft local plan, the state government will not approve any development proposal ahead of the valuation report.

He also instructed MPSJ president Adnan Md Ikhsan to conduct immediate briefing to the municipal councilors on the matter to ensure Subang folks are duly informed.

“The residents must be duly informed and be given full planning decisions, as they are ultimately the beneficiaries of the state’s plans.

“We hope our planning and development decisions will be made on a multi-stakeholder basis, and continue to encourage such dialogue and discussion between the people and the government,” he said.

Komunitikini understands that the decision was made yesterday morning after Khalid chaired the state economic council action (MTES) meeting.

However the MB did not mention whether he is going to hold the second dialogue with Subang Jaya residents in December as speculated.

It was written in Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh’s blog that the much-awaited Subang Ria Park valuation report, which was supposed to have come out in June, has been completed and tabled in state exco meeting.

Should the state move to acquire the park, Sime Darby’s ongoing appeal suit against MPSJ’s rejection to its park development proposal will appear to be pointless.

Subang folks, led by SJRA chairman A.S Gill and legal advisor Derek Fernandez, last week discovered two documents, endorsed by the State Planning Committee and MPSJ respectively, seemingly suggesting a go-ahead for Sime Darby to develop 19 acres of the park land.