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By : Neville Spykerman 

KLANG: Selangor will cease to approve hillside developments with immediate effect.

Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the state had adequate land for development and there was no need for hillside developments.

“We believe our hills should be preserved as they are important water catchment areas,” he said, adding that 141 projects which had been approved by the previous administration would be allowed to continue.

He said the state executive councillor in charge of local government and research, Ronnie Liu, would meet the relevant municipalities and those opposing the projects.

Khalid, who was speaking to the press after the weekly executive council meeting, said Selangor was still determining ways to provide free water for usage of up to 20 cubic metres to apartments and flats.

He said ideally, each home should have its own meter but a solution would be found to enable all to enjoy the benefit.

Present was executive councillor in charge of health and estate workers’ affairs, Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar, who said he would be heading a committee to oversee issues relating to non-Muslim places of worship.

He said the committee which included Liu and executive councillor Teresa Kok would work towards resolving problems related temples and churches.

He said they would also ensure that land titles were transferred to trustees of registered religious bodies in the state.

“New applications will only be approved if there is a need.”

On the appointment of municipal councillors, Liu said it would take at least a month


Link: Colour Blind – Ronnie Liu’s blog :http://colour-blind.org/wordpress/?p=641