KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): It has been a long time coming and it will be revealed next week – the KL City Plan 2020.
After a ten-year delay, KL City Hall (DBKL) still needs to determine if the plan was feasible.
Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said he actually wanted the plan to be gazetted immediately but there are also reasons why it must still be delayed, reported The Malaysian Insight.
“If there are any developments that go against the plan, we have to determine their implications first. We may have to update the plan.
“But we must understand developments have already gone against it, so there may be some legal implications,” the news portal reported Khalid as saying at a media conference in DBKL.
He said that many things have changed and evolved since the KL City Plan 2020 was completed back in 2008.
“But we must understand developments have already gone against it, so there may be some legal implications,” he said.
“We have to talk about developments that are already building and what will happen when the city plan is approved… Which may bring DBKL ill will. We will have to update the local plan first, but this will take time.”
Khalid also trained his guns on the matter of Barisan Nasional politically appointed DBKL councillors.
He said DBKL will follow correct procedures to make sure the councillors will resign “but will not set a timeframe for them to ‘understand’ that they must go”, The Malaysian Insight reported.
“Eventually we will be forced (to fire them). If they still don’t want to resign and don’t understand, then we will follow the proper procedures,” he warned.
Last week, Khalid announced that advisory board members of DBKL who were politically appointed must step down as BN is no longer in power in Putrajaya.
Those who came on board with the “Umno ticket” should resign, he said.