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Four reasons to urge the government to suspend South KL Solid Waste Transfer Station project and to have a comprehensive dialogue for the authority to listen to the real voices of the people.

Media Statement
by Lau Weng San

(Petaling Jaya, Tuesday): DAP Selangor would like to express our four mains reasons to object to the proposal to construct a solid waste transfer station nearby Kampung Bohol, Puchong (named South KL Transfer Station or SKLTS). We also urge the government to suspend the project until a comprehensive dialogue held for the authority to listen to the real voices of the people.

SKLTS has drawn attention from a total of 28 Resident Associations in vicinity of the site. The company who is awarded the project under BOT basis (Build, Operate and Transfer) has announced the project on 19th January 2006 through media but it has since then raised four major queries on the project:

It would be mind-boggling if the elected representatives of the area are not even aware and informed formally of such project in his constituency. ADUN for Bandar Kinrara YB Kow Cheong Wei has openly claimed in a joint press conference with the Pro-tem Committee to Protest Against the Transfer Station that he has not been informed formally on the project.

The EIA report was sold at a sky-high price of RM1000. If the Royal Commission Reports on Operation Enhancement of the Police Force and Nude Earsquat can be sold at RM100 and RM50 each, there is no reason why the price of the EIA report can be sold at a price higher than RM100. DAP Selangor proposes that all concerned residents should have a chance to read the content of the report which would have a great impact of the quality of their living.

According to the Star dated 20th January 2006, Cy-waste Sdn. Bhd. Chief Executive Officer Daud Ahmad was reported as saying “We held a dialogue with residents from the area in December and they must be satisfied with our answers, which is why there is no objection so far''.

One disturbing question has to be posed here is that if Cy-waste ad organized the said dialogue with residents from the area in December, why would now the residents turn their back on them roughly one month later? Who exactly had Cy-waste met on December 2005? How did they conduct the dialogue?  

Selangor State Government and Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) should have now stated their stands on the issue? It is equally mind-boggling that Selangor Mentri Besar Mohamad Khir Toyo and state DOE have yet to come out with a statement to clarify the issue?

These four questions have raised legitimate queries over the project of whether it has been approved after going through proper channel and working procedure, or it was bulldozed by the authority in order to get it approved without fully engaging the residents.

It is appropriate for the government to suspend the project before clearing the mess on the issue until a proper and comprehensive dialogue held. DAP Selangor will contact the Pro-tem committee to arrange for a briefing.


* Lau Weng San, Penolong Setiausaha Kebangsaan DAPSY

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