Annuar: Give me time to scrutinise Kg Baru development plan


FEDERAL Territories (FT) Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said he will first listen to the ministry’s briefing on the development plan for Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur (KL) before deciding on the matter.

He said as he was newly appointed, the first thing he had to do was get to know all the agencies under the ministry and be briefed about it.

“Give me a chance to be briefed by all the department heads. It won’t take very long, I’m a town planner by profession, so it shouldn’t be too difficult for me to understand. But give me a little time…then I’ll make a decision,” he said.

He said this before beginning a briefing session with all the agencies under his ministry yesterday.

Annuar was commenting on the recommendation of former FT Minister Khalid Abdul Samad, who reportedly hoped the new Cabinet line-up would continue with the development plan and not repeal it.

With extensive experience in urban planning and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Annuar also served as assistant director of urban planning at the KL City Hall from 1981 to 1982.

Annuar, who is also the Umno secretary general, said the newly formed government would work to resolve the problems facing the country.

Earlier, he and his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Santhara Kumar clocked in at the ministry on their first day at work, accompanied by the ministry’s secretary general Datuk Rosida Jaafar.