Bill to redevelop Kampung Baru tabled in Dewan Negara

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 7): The Kampung Bharu Development Corporation Bill 2011 will explain in detail the functions and roles of the corporation in the redevelopment of Kampung Baru in the capital, said Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

He said the bill would encourage, stimulate, increase, facilitate and coordinate the redevelopment of Kampung Baru and provide relevant provisions associated with it.

The government has adopted a transparent and open process in drafting the bill by taking into account the complaints, views and counter proposals made by landowners and heirs to the land in Kampung Baru, he said when tabling the bill for second reading at the Dewan Negara on Wednesday.

"The land ownership will not be compromised in the redevelopment of Kampung Bharu as it would be a symbol of the Malay success and prosperity in the middle of Kuala Lumpur metropolitan," he said.

Raja Nong Chik said the redevelopment of Kampung Baru would benefit all quarters while generating the Malays' economic prosperity in the capital, particularly among landowners and heirs to the land.

The 92.2ha Kampung Baru, which was opened 110 years ago, has a population of 35,000. — Bernama

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