On the 15th of May 2008, DBKL made available to the public its Draft Kuala Lumpur City Plan (DKLCP). DBKL initially set the closing date for objections for 30th June, a mere 6 weeks for review and present objections. Public anger resulted in the Mayor extending the closing date to 31st August. For a plan that took 26 years to be drafted, the Mayor still expects affected residents to analyse a deeply flawed DKLCP and respond in about 15 weeks. Is this right for a city that aspires to be World class?

Many residents, elected representative and concerned citizens have voiced their concern on many aspects of the DKLCP. Publishing the DKLCP without adequate publicity and involvement of stakeholders is illegal. Withholding of Volume three of the DKLCP from public scrutiny causes many concerns. The DKLCP is complex, lacking in vital information for objective review, non complaint to National Physical Plan, National Urbanisation Policy and its own Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 sums up the quality and transparency of the draft city plan launched by the Mayor. Town planners involved in drafting the DKLCP hint at political pressures.

The Coalition to Save Kuala Lumpur(CSKL) with assistance from Derek Fernandez (CSKL Legal Advisor, Urban Planning lawyer and MBPJ Councillor) had been working on a detailed and objective response to the DKLCP. The President of CSKL, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman have been campaigning hard against the deeply flawed DKLCP, with many press statements and meetings with elected representatives to explain the very flawed and damaging nature of the DKLCP.

JAC for Bukit Gasing appeals to all concerned citizens and residents in KL and Klang valley to support the fight against the deeply flawed DKLCP. You are invited to review the following documents drawn up by the CSKL team and give your support by printing, signing and submitting your objections to the DKLCP to DBKL.  Your objections should be mailed or delivered to:

Director, Master Plan Department
12th Floor, Kuala Lumpur City Hall Building
Jalan Raja Laut
50350 Kuala Lumpur

or Fax: 03-2698 2150.

Note: If you do not wish to be involved in submitting verbal objections to the Public Opinion Hearing Session, answer Part C as ‘No’. Also, if you are submitting as an individual, leave ‘Agency/Organization’ in Part B as blank.

Please do this before 31st August 2008.

Link to Document for Public Opinion Objection – Federal Hill
Link to Document for Public Opinion Objection – Bukit Gasing
Link to Document for Public Opinion Objection – CSKL (general for KL)

Thank you for your support
Gary Yeoh
JAC for Bukit Gasing