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Another fxxxing bullshit from Lim Guan Eng. His government approved the project and then blamed the court for unable to stop the project.


Sunway city project out of state govt’s hands
Monday, April 08, 2013 – 17:31
by A. Sangeetha

CARETAKER Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the issue of Sunway City Penang Sdn Bhd’s controversial project in Desa Ria, Sungai Ara, was out of the hands of the state government’s due to its legal status.

The residents’ appeal against the project that is to be built on hill land above 250ft is currently being heard at the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP)’s appeal’s board.

“I cannot overwrite what the court has decided. Yes, we did say that we would not allow the project to take place but if the court decides in favour of the developer, we would have to abide by it,” he said.

In June last year, Lim had given residents in the area the assurance that as long the state government was in power, would not approve the project.

Last week, Sunrise Garden Kondominium management committee chairman S. Manuel Nicholas urged Lim to provide a written assurance as a follow-up to the verbal assurance in June and again in August.

“Of course, we don’t approve projects above 250ft. However, the case is in court now and we have to comply with the directive,” he said.

The project comprising 14 blocks of condominiums ranging between five and 16 floor, 92 units of bungalows and two clubhouses will be built on a 80.9 acres land next to a water catchment area.

The approval for planning permission of project dubbed as a `special project’ was given by MPPP’s One-Stop Centre based on a stringent checklist that was abided by the developer in 2010.

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