LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Jun 2018 7pm

Ampang Park Premises Owners Allowed To Challenge Land Acquisition Decision For MRT Project

 Thirty-nine business premises owners in the Ampang Park mall were today allowed a judicial review to challenge the decision of the Ministry of Federal Territories and three other parties which approved the acquisition of the land the mall sits on for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project.

High Court Judge Datuk Hanipah Farikullah made the decision in his chambers in the presence of counsel Jason Ng Kau and Datuk Edward Ng Boon Siong, representing the owners of the business premises as the applicants.

Jason told reporters: "The court also granted an interim stay until Feb 29 against the land administrators from possessing the land or issuing any awards on it."

He said the court also fixed the same date for case management.

On Jan 8, the applicants, who are also the strata title holders of the premises, filed the application, naming the Ministry of Federal Territories, Malaysia, the director of Lands and Mines, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (WPKL) and WPKL's land administrators as respondents.

They sought a declaration that the Form D dated Aug 17, 2015 and Form E dated Oct 22, 2015 under the Land Acquisition Act 1960 issued by the respondents were unconstitutional, illegal, null and void.

They also sought permission to commence judicial review proceedings to obtain a writ of certiorari to quash the approval.