February 22, 2012 The Star online by S. PUSPADEVI
WORLD NEWS: Taman Tun, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia *UPDATE BELOW* 27, February
THE TTDI Market Traders Association wants the Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail to take a clear stance on whether the Taman Tun Dr Ismail market will be redeveloped.
“Why are we kept in the dark? We do not know what the status is now. The mayor was quoted by two newspapers on Feb 14 that the market would be demolished and the area would be redeveloped into a mixed commercial area, as it was obstructing the MRT line.
“It is not true that a majority of TTDI residents want the market to be destroyed as claimed by the mayor in his press statement. We have so far collected 10,000 signatures from residents and traders opposing the demolition of the market,” TTDI Market Traders Association chairman Jenny Loo told reporters at the TTDI market yesterday.
“So far, the mayor has not met us to discuss how we feel about the matter. Everything has just been via the media,” said Loo, adding that traders and residents are unhappy with the fact that their opinions were not being taken into consideration.
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UPDATE 27 February The Star online by S. PUSPADEVI
TRADERS at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail market are concerned whether their licences will be renewed as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail had called off a meeting scheduled today.
TTDI Market Traders Association chairman Jenny Loo said she received a letter from the KL mayor on Feb 23 stating that the meeting had been called off without stating any reasons.
“We are eager to meet the mayor and find out what is going on,” said Loo, adding that the letter had also stated that the LRT station would be built at the Caltex station, according to its original plan.
The matter was further aggravated when the TTDI Residents Association (RA) said traders would be at the losing end if they did not agree to the proposed redevelopment plan of the market.
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