Well..that was what they all said back in the mid 90s. Not all of us have short memory, That was when residents in Taman Tun Dr Ismail fought to retain and preserve Bukit Kiara as a green lung reserve. These residents were fighting powerful developers and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
And that was something I could not understand -- fighting City Hall to preserve the environment,.
And I still cannot understand.
It was not an easy battle. There will be more, I am sure.
And that is why I hate most developers and am always suspicious and mistrusting of local councils.
It's all about the money. Greed.
Here's the latest on Bukit Kiara in The Star
GEORGE TOWN: Clearing works being done at the Bukit Kiara public park
in Kuala Lumpur are to ensure it stays a green lung reserve.
Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung said the national landscape agency was building a perimeter fencing to protect the park from illegal encroachment.
have to clear a path to bring the equipment and material for the
fencing and that is why we can see some activities going on there,” he
said at a press conference after visiting The Star Property Fair 2012 here yesterday.
Chor was accompanied by Star Publications (M) Bhd chief executive officer and managing director Ho Kay Tat and executive director Tan Sri Kamal Hashim.
Kiara Park is very popular with residents of Taman Tun Dr Ismail and
Desa Hartamas, and each day hundreds of people walk up and down the hill
for exercise amidst a lush forest.
Residents had expressed concern that the clearing works were a prelude to commercial development.
his appreciation to The Star for highlighting the matter, Chor assured
the public that the Bukit Kiara park area, covering some 189ha, will be
maintained as a green lung.
To stress the point, Chor said the Government wanted Measat to move its satellite equipment out of the park and had offered the company a new location.
that is done, the area will be fully maintained as a public park and
more will be done to enrich the flora and fauna, he said.
“Once they move out, we can then gazette the green lung as a public park to be called Big Scale Public Park,” he said.
the invitation to join the Save Bukit Kiara Walk tomorrow, Chor said he
was unable to attend but would be happy to receive the memorandum from