Nazri to meet PM over MRT land acquisition
Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz will meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today over the acquisition of land for the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).
The parcel of land involves Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bukit Bintang here.
Several property owners, historians and Chinese cultural activists had objected to the acquisition of the land in Jalan Sultan for the project, saying it would involve tearing down century-old heritage buildings.
Nazri said he would also hold discussions with Syarikat Prasarana Sdn Bhd, which was undertaking the project, to consider several matters including an alternative route before any acquisition.
Nazri, who is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, spoke to reporters yesterday after a dialogue with the Federation of Chinese Associations of Malaysia (Hua Zong) over the matter.
He said Pandan MP Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat had shown him an alternative route for the MRT which bypassed the area designated for the land acquisition. – Bernama