By Zedeck Siew

The Bukit Gasing issue is a fight between citizens and an authority that doesn’t seem to care about them. Since 2006, the Save Bukit Gasingcampaign — a resident’s movement with assistance from NGOs and support from Selangor state government reps — have been fighting DBKL and developers Gasing Meridian Sdn Bhd. Why? Gasing Meridian is building Sanctuary Ridge Kuala Lumpur City: a project of 70 luxury villas on the forested slopes Bukit Gasing.

What’s at stake here? Why is Bukit Gasing so important? What’s its current legal status? Is development on the hill really so dangerous? Here’s a handy Cheat Sheet about Bukit Gasing and how it is under threat!

(Compiled with the assistance of Joint Action Committee for Bukit Gasing member Gary Yeoh)

  • The Bukit with five peaks: Bukit Gasing is a forested hill area bordered by Section 9, Petaling Jaya; Kampung Pantai Dalam; and Bukit Kerinchi. The area spans both PJ (Selangor) and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur.

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