Taman Rimba Kiara development order void, residents win appeal

by RAHIMI YUNUS/ pic by Friends of TTDI FB
THE Court of Appeal has ruled that the development order for the Taman Rimba Kiara project obtained in 2017 is null and void, in favour of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Residents’ Association.
The association said the Court of Appeal comprising three-panel judges, via an online Zoom hearing, has issued an order of certiorari quashing the development order that was obtained in 2017 by a joint venture of Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and developer Memang Perkasa Sdn Bhd.
“This decision is a major victory for our community and neighbouring communities who have been relentless and unwavering in their fight and commitment to preserving Taman Rimba Kiara,” the association said in a statement today. 
They also attributed the victory to the support of Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh.
With the decision, the association said they will continue with its efforts to get new housing for the longhouse families who are regarded as neighbours and partners of the TTDI community.
“In light of today’s decision by the Court of Appeal, we call on the Kuala Lumpur City Hall and Federal Territories Ministry to finally do the right thing.
Let us work together to deliver affordable, low density, permanent housing for the longhouse residents within the existing four acres of the rumah panjang and leave Taman Rimba Kiara to be the wonderful public park that it already is,” the association added.