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Should govt flip public land for charity? This is what happened in KL.
This article first appeared as 'Regulators in business - Profit, charity & conflict' in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019.
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Meet the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan donors who happened to win tenders from...
This article first appeared as 'Who are YWP’s donors?' in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 12, 2019 - August 18, 2019.
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Cover Story: Who are YWP’s donors?
IN 2016, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) received a total of RM10.45 million from eight donors.
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Cover Story: Prominent names in land deals with foundation
SINCE Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan’s (YWP) entry into property, the foundation has not only undertaken property development projects on a joint-venture basis but it has also purchased assets and sold...
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Cover Story: Regulators in business - Profit, charity & conflict
THE long-running dispute over the proposed development of Taman Rimba Kiara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Kuala Lumpur, has put the spotlight on Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), the previously low-...
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Don’t Taman Rimba Kiara longhouse dwellers deserve permanent homes? MIC rep asks Hannah Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Federal Territories MIC chairman Datuk Rajah Symon hit out today at Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh, accusing her of steamrolling over the wishes of the largely Indian longhouse reside...
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PPR Kg Kerinchi lift plunge a freak accident, says FT minister
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 3): The lift plunge horror incident at the people's housing project (PPR) Kampung Kerinchi was a “freak accident that should not have happened”, Federal Territories Minister Khal...
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Taman Tiara Titiwangsa folk want MACC to probe dubious changes in 2020 KL City Plan
KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Residents of Taman Tiara Titiwangsa urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today to investigate the Kuala Lumpur City Plan (KLCP) 2020 over what they viewed as...
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Hannah Yeoh and TTDI residents say no to scaled down Rimba Kiara development
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI-RA), a group of longhouse residents living on Taman Rimba Kiara and MP Hannah Yeoh have stood firm on saying no to the scaled do...
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Hannah Yeoh and TTDI residents say no to scaled down Rimba Kiara development
KUALA Lumpur (July 22): Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI-RA), a group of longhouse residents living on Taman Rimba Kiara and MP Hannah Yeoh have stood firm on saying no to the scaled do...
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Hannah Yeoh leads TTDI residents in saying resounding no to scaled down Rimba Kiara project
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 — The Taman Tun Dr Ismail Residents Association (TTDI-RA) and a group of longhouse residents living on Taman Rimba Kiara, led by their MP Hannah Yeoh, gave a huge thumbs down t...
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Urban regeneration: Is legislation needed?
Contributed by property valuer Mary Lau The dilapidated state of one of the 22 bungalows at the Crag Hotel (on Penang Hill) that have been not utilised since the mid-70s.
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Khalid defends YWP role amidst criticism of conflict
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The Federal Territories (FT) ministry cannot do without controversial company Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), said FT minister Khalid Samad today, in the latest instalment o...
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Cabinet to get Taman Rimba Kiara project papers in a month
KUALA LUMPUR: There is no conflict of interest with regards to the Taman Rimba Kiara development project, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad said today.
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Khalid defends YWP role amidst criticism of conflict
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): The Federal Territories (FT) ministry cannot do without controversial company Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), said FT minister Khalid Samad today, in the latest instalment o...
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Under-fire minister explains why FT needs YWP, and how foundation works
KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — The much-maligned Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) is a necessary vehicle that acts to both raise funds and distribute welfare aid for residents of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya a...
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Hannah Yeoh goes head-to-head with Khalid over KL development project
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh had strong words for Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad today over the the Taman Rimba Kiara development proje...
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Residents say ‘no’ to Khalid’s win-win proposal on park project
PETALING JAYA: Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) residents have rejected a win-win proposal on the controversial Taman Rimba Kiara development project put forward yesterday by Federal Territories Minister Kh...
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Despite clarification, group demands FT minister’s resignation over ‘disgusting’ move to stop public hearings
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — The Save Kuala Lumpur movement is demanding the resignation of Federal Territories (FT) Minister Khalid Samad, after he allegedly said there would be no more public hearings f...
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Friends can disagree too, says Hannah Yeoh about Pakatan conflict over Taman Rimba Kiara
The Segambut MP said that her disagreement with the project is at a professional level as she was elected to speak out against developments that are not her constituents’ interest.
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Ambiga urges pause to Taman Rimba Kiara development pending MACC probe
KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — Prominent lawyer and social actvist Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan today called for a suspension of any development on Taman Rimba Kiara.
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Hannah: Just doing my duty to speak up for my people
PETALING JAYA (May 17): In light of the ongoing back-and-forth between Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad and Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh over the proposed development in Taman Rimba Kiara, T...
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Why the Cabinet should save a small park in Taman Tun Dr Ismail
MAY 17 ― For three months, my mother tried to get Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) unsuccessfully to fix the streetlights in a nearby playground where she usually goes jogging at 5.30am.
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'Why are TTDI residents pushy?' queries MCA Youth
PETALING JAYA: MCA Youth is questioning Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad's comments, saying that TTDI residents were "being pushy" regarding the ongoing tussle on the Taman Rimba Kiara development issue.
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Rimba Kiara: I’m not an apologist, I’m protecting public funds, says Khalid
Federal Territories minister Khalid Abdul Samad on Thursday denied he was taking the developer’s side in the ongoing controversy over the Taman Rimba Kiara development project.
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FT minister and Taman Rimba Kiara: I have to handle this so-called unwanted baby
PUTRAJAYA (May 16): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad continues to insist that the renegotiated Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) development project is a win-win for all parties concerned and scrapping...
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FT minister says not an ‘apologist’ for Taman Rimba Kiara developers, only trying to save public money
PUTRAJAYA, May 16 — Khalid Abdul Samad today denied favouring developers amid the ongoing controversy over Taman Rimba Kiara, one of the last green lungs in the glass-and-concrete national capital.
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Yeoh welcomes taking Taman Rimba Kiara development issue for discussion in Cabinet
PETALING JAYA: Segambut Member of Parliament Hannah Yeoh (pix) welcomed the decision to bring the proposed development project issue at Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) to the Cabinet’s...
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PKR man backs probe into FT ministry welfare arm
PETALING JAYA: Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil has backed the need for an investigation into the federal territories (FT) ministry’s welfare arm, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP), following claims of...
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Nothing’s changed, says expert after DBKL appeals court decision favouring residents
PETALING JAYA: A local government expert has slammed the Federal Territories ministry and City Hall (DBKL) over the latter’s decision to appeal a court’s decision that would grant Taman Tiara Titi...
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Conflict of interest for FT Minister to chair YWP, says Taman Tun RA
KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): The Federal Territories (FT) Minister heading Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) “perpetuates the conflict of interest that existed during the previous administration”, the...
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FT minister defends revised TRK development after Hannah’s criticism
KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad yesterday “defended” the proposed “scaled down” Taman Rimba Kiara development after criticism from Segambut lawmaker Ha...
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Stop using longhouse community as your excuse
LETTER | Persatuan Penduduk Rumah Panjang Bukit Kiara refers to the media statement dated April 23, 2019, issued by Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan CEO Zaizalnizam Zainun, relating to the development in T...
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Government looking to buy out Kampung Baru: FT minister
PUTRAJAYA (April 22): The government is looking to buy out all the landowners in Kampung Baru to redevelop the Malay enclave in Kuala Lumpur, reports say today.
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Urban Redevelopment Authority can reinvigorate KL slums
I refer to the report “Putrajaya mulling urban renewal law, says FT minister”.
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Urban renewal law, but what about minority home owners?
The National House Buyers Association (HBA) read with consternation the article “Putrajaya mulling urban renewal law, says FT minister”, which seems to have ignored the unconstitutional impact whi...
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The shrinking of Kuala Lumpur's remaining green lung
C4 Centre refers to the recent statement made by the Federal Territories (FT) Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad, to buy back a piece of land in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (BNFR). The Star reported in M...
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C4: Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve area mysteriously smaller by nearly 1ha
PETALING JAYA (April 4): The Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4) has called for greater scrutiny over sale of government land, saying there were suspicious land deals that have led to the encr...
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Cabinet will decide on Taman Rimba Kiara project, says Hannah Yeoh
KUALA LUMPUR (April 4): The Cabinet will decide on two options to scale down development Taman Rimba Kiara, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh said today, reported The Malaysian Insight.
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MP slams ‘imaginary’ RM150 mil park project compensation
PETALING JAYA: Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh has challenged a figure of RM150 million quoted as compensation that might be required to stop a proposed housing scheme at Taman Rimba Kiara park, which adjoins...
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Khalid’s RM150m Rimba Kiara project cancellation cost ‘mythical’, says Segambut MP
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad’s claim that cancelling a property project at Taman Rimba Kiara would cost over RM150 million is a “mythical” allegatio...
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Hannah Yeoh: RM150mil compensation needs to be supported by proof
PETALING JAYA: The compensation of more than RM150mil that will have to be paid by the government to the developer of Taman Rimba Kiara, if the development is cancelled, is an "imaginary figure" that needs to be supported by receipts or proof of payment, says Hannah Yeoh.
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Save Taman Rimba Kiara: Titiwangsa court ruling applies to Kiara
PETALING JAYA (March 15): Save Taman Rimba Kiara (STRK) welcomed the recent court ruling to halt a public hearing for a high-density project on government land, saying there are similar issues in the ...
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Titiwangsa court ruling applies to Kiara, says group
PETALING JAYA: The group opposed to a development project at a popular recreation park in Kuala Lumpur has welcomed the recent court judgment to stop a public hearing for a high-density project on gov...
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Khalid: Target to approve between 8,000 and 10,000 affordable units in FT every year
KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): The Federal Territories Ministry wants to approve between 8,000 and 10,000 affordable homes every year, said its minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pictured) recently, reported The S...
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FT minister to meet traders on turning Jalan TAR into pedestrian mall
KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad is expected to meet traders along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) next week on the government’s plans to close the road off to pri...
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MACC has started investigations on Taman Rimba Kiara, says report
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 6): It looks like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (pictured) has already started a probe on the redevelopment of Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) by the previous administratio...
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FT minister targets Umno-controlled contract ‘cartels’ in DBKL
PUTRAJAYA (Jan 31): Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad is targeting contract “cartels” in Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) he believes are mostly controlled by Umno party members, report...
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Frankly Speaking: Kudos to the FT minister
Last week, it was revealed that the owner of the controversial building constructed on two plots of government land in Medan Imbi, Jalan Bukit Bintang, is one Datuk Seri Tee Yam @ Koo Tee Yam.
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FT minister: No change in closing time for entertainment outlets
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10): The shutting down time for night entertainment outlets for the city remains unchanged, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad ( pictured ) said today.
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