Sunday, May 19, 2019

Taman Rimba Kiara development - MACC should move its 'S'

From kiniTV:

Hannah: MACC Can't Say There's Nothing Wrong With Conflict Of Interest In Taman Rimba Kiara Project

Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh wants the MACC to address the reports on a conflict of interest in the Taman Rimba Kiara project.

She was speaking at a townhall meeting with some 500 Taman Tun Dr Ismail residents this morning.

The Taman Rimba Kiara development is a joint venture between YWP and private developer Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd.

Former Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor is accused of having a conflict of interest in the project - approved in 2017 - due to his position as then YWP chairperson and because a business partner of the Putrajaya MP is a shareholder in companies that hold shares in Memang Perkasa.

From FMT:

Former Bar Council president Ambiga Sreenevasan has called for a moratorium on the proposed Taman Rimba Kiara development project.

The social activist cited “transparency issues” which warrants a thorough investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“I hope the Cabinet will make that decision. We are all interested in transparency.

“There must be a relook at Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) and the fact that the minister is its chairman,” referring to Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

“It doesn’t take rocket science to work out this conflict of interest,” she told a town hall session with about 450 residents from Taman Tun Dr Ismail and its surrounding neighbourhoods.

Ambiga also questioned the legality of YWP being entrusted with future projects after sighting evidence presented by Center To Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4), which apparently showed a conflict of interest.

In a contract document of the proposed development project, presented at the town hall meeting, it was stated:

“Assistance from Yayasan WP:

“As and when requested by the developer, YWP shall provide all necessary assistance to the developer in all applications with a view to expediting all approvals for the development, including but not limited to the following:

“a) liaising with all the relevant authorities to procure, on a best efforts basis, the Planning and Plot Ratio Approvals;

“b) liaising with all the relevant authorities to procure, on a best efforts basis, all approvals for carrying out the development on the land.”

Ambiga said she would raise this matter up with Khalid when she meets him on Monday.

She added that Khalid had requested to meet her and C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel.

On Thursday, Khalid had expressed his disappointment over “friends” who chose to air their criticisms on the Taman Rimba Kiara development project through the media instead of meeting him.

Commenting on this, Ambiga said this was not about friendship and nothing personal.

“But I can tell you, friends probably will hold you to a higher standard than they hold anyone else.

“So we are holding you, Khalid, to a higher standard,” said Ambiga.

It was reported that Khalid had proposed a revised development project plan which would comprise of four blocks of 41- to 45-storey high-end serviced apartments (878 units) and a 17-storey block of affordable housing units for the Bukit Kiara longhouse residents.

This was revised from the original plan of eight blocks of 42- to 54-storey luxury condominiums (2,277 units) and a 29-storey block of 350 affordable housing units, totalling 2,627 units.

According to Khalid, the size of the proposed development had been decreased to 3.2ha from 4.85ha.


  1. Conflict of interest as in when your loyar becomes AG then lu punya case tutup? Cina tolong Cina, Melayu pergi mampus.

  2. Just say there is no swimming pool then Hannah will senyap.

  3. MACC can and has investigated.

    While corruption is always a crime, conflicts of interest may or may not be, the actual circumstances and actions in the case determine that.

    I have ever personally reviewed conflicts of interest in my organisation, in some cases, no evidence of corrupt practices were found.
    The people involved were warned to adhere to ethical guidelines, and could be sacked if repeated cases, but it would not be a police or MACC case.

  4. Why is this Blogger jumping up and down about possible conflicts of interest, when this Blog has been totally, utterly lacking in outrage at RM 4.2 Billion in "Donations" appearing in his Beloved Ah Jib Gor's personal bank account, in reality 1MDB funds stolen from Rakyat Malaysia.

    1. Same camp as those otakrosak gang mah!

      Jibby's cases r totally transparent to these f*cked-heads.

  5. Is it not surprising a foundation YWP is involved directly as a partner in projects with housing developers when it's purpose is suppose to be a welfare foundation for the inhabitants of people living in Federal Territories? Is that the source of revenue for a Govt. approved body?

    Where does the monies in YWP actually goes to and who actually receives all the benefits under the umbrella of welfare programmes?

    Is it the politicians, political parties, DBKL, YWP staff or for some other purposes?

    That will then determine whether there is conflict of interest.

    Looks more like those horror stories of Anak Yatim Funds but used personally by those who set up and collect donations and a few cents for actual anak yatims as a show.

    1. These people know NO SHAME!

      Exactly the sickness of malu apa bossku.