KUALA LUMPUR – Almost 1,000 people including residents from Taman Keramat here staged a protest to press for the stoppage of the Datum Jelatek development project.
Datum Jelatik Action Body chairman Salleh Samad claimed that the property project was allegedly offered to foreign nationals from China, Singapore and Indonesia.
“This was proven via an article in a business magazine on Sept 1, 2012 which stated that the project was offered to investors in the three countries. If the project is for residents in Keramat, why were the promotions launched in the three countries?,” he told reporters here, here, today.
During the gathering, a group of residents tried to break down the security fence at the site of the project but were stopped by a team of policemen from the Ampang Jaya District Police Headquarters and Hulu Kelang.
On Nov 25, a group of Taman Keramat residents handed over a memorandum to the Selangor State Government for Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, urging that the Datum Jelatek development project be scrapped.
The Datum Jelatek project, which was started in 2008 on a 2.8-hectare site next to the Jelatek LRT Station, involves the development of four blocks of luxury condominiums, hotels, offices and a shopping complex. – BERNAMA