PKR MP wants controversial PKNS project shut down


Wong Chen is seeking legal avenues to shut down the PKNS Sports Complex project that has been revived

(Free Malaysia Today) – The once buried controversial RM1.62 billion PKNS Sports Complex development project between the Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) and Melati Ehsan Holdings Bhd has been revived, prompting Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen and Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi to find legal avenues to shut it down for good.

In a press conference outside Parliament today, Wong Chen spoke of his and Nik Nazmi’s official position regarding the matter, saying he was committed to stop this “tainted and controversial development” from going ahead.

“I’m most upset because this matter was supposed to have been resolved in 2012. The matter was tainted by all this redrawing and recolouring,” said Wong Chen.

“Nobody has been found guilty, no punishments have been meted out, I think the residents of SS7 feel very angry and as their MP I have to voice their concerns.”

The Edge Markets had reported in February this year that the PKNS and Melati Ehsan Holdings Bhd joint venture (PKNS-Melati Ehsan JV) had resubmitted its application to the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for a development order (DO) to redevelop the 15.8 acre PKNS Sports Complex in Section 7, Kelana Jaya as a sports-themed mixed development.

Wong Chen said PKNS had replied to him on the matter, explaining that the joint venture agreement with Melati Ehsan had to be honoured in lieu of legal actions being taken against them for loss of profit.

“We have requested PKNS to do a complete legal review of the JV agreement and to further advise us on the legal position,” he said. “That opinion will be taken to Menteri Besar Azmin Ali so we can see how to resolve this.”

Wong Chen commented that he had already viewed a copy of the agreement with Nik Nazmi and PKNS, and said rather diplomatically that the agreement was “problematic”.