AKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 — While Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bukit Bintang traders are facing possible eviction to make way for the MRT, project regulators have allegedly agreed to reroute the underground line to save the bungalow of a prominent former minister, opposition lawmakers claimed today.
“Why are they willing to realign only when it affects a VIP’s house? Why the hypocrisy?” he asked, reiterating his view that the National Land Acquisition Act stipulates that properties above ground would not have to be acquired to facilitate tunnelling works for the rail project.
|A comparison between the original alignment and the revised|
alignment. — Diagram courtesy of Tony Pua