Back in February this year, 108 residents in Gasing Condos and Gasing Indah, directly in line of danger from the proposed development, filed for a Judicial Review of DBKL’s decision not to grant a public hearing on the development at Bukit Gasing (KL side). Many of you would have known of Highland Towers disaster along with many other steep hill slope developments that had caused lives and destruction of properties. Recent reported cases of damage to homes (only be grace of God, not lives were lost) in Medan Damansara and the chaos caused to residents living near to steep hill slope developments in Penang and elsewhere are clear and justifiable testimony to the fears held by the applicants for the Judicial Review.

The coming hearing would be the 10th hearing. DBKL and the developer had withheld information, obfuscated and brought forward legal arguments that defy common sense in attempts to derail the Judicial Review hearing. Suffice to say that each time, the applicants’ legal team had countered with reasoned arguments.

The time is now near for the Judge (Mdm Lau) to make some ruling that will clear the path for the Judicial Review to proceed properly and stay order against DBKL allowing development to commence whilst the Judicial Review is underway. Please come to give support to the dedicated supporters of the Judicial Review that had been attending the hearing.

If you believe in change, now is the time to show your support.  If you are not able to get time off, do consider asking your friends who are able to attend.  A strong demonstration of public support will help communicate the farce surrounding steep hill slope development and send a strong signal to DBKL that the public do not believe that proper development controls are being practised by them.

Be at the KL High Court (Level 3, Court R1, Jalan Duta) on next Wednesday, 26th November 2008 for 3pm start of hearing.

If you can’t make it and wish to support our cause, please click “How you can help us..” at top of page.

Many thanks and regards
Gary Yeoh – JAC for Bukit Gasing.

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