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Prasarana: Issues relating to Simpang Lima cemetery being resolved

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) has instructed its partner in the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project, MRCB George Kent (MRCB GK), to take appropriate measures to ensure the project runs efficiently.

Referring to the issue on the Muslim cemetery in Simpang Lima, Klang, Prasarana LRT3 project director Norlia Noah said MRCB GK has been in contact with relevant authorities such as the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) and the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) to ensure the work was carried out with deliberations and discussions.

"Based on advice from the authorities, a notice was issued to obtain the details of the next-of-kin of the deceased buried at the cemetery, to consider the construction methods to build the LRT line in the area.

"All affairs and involvement with the next-of-kin and relatives will be done properly and in compliance with the rules set out in the performance of this work," she said in a statement, today.

On Sept 18, about 100 next-of-kin of the deceased who were buried at the cemetery, requested the LRT3 project alignment to be relocated from the area.

The group claimed, the alignment had affected the sensitivity of the residents as the cemetery had been around for about 100 years.

The LR3 route will begin from Taman Eng Ann, through Jalan Meru, Jalan Batu 3 Klang bus station, Jalan Pasar, Jambatan Kota, and ended in Johan Setia (opposite the Bandar Parklands) and expected to be completed by Aug 31, 2020.

The project is part of the National Master Plan for Land Public Transport towards the development of a public transport system that is efficient, effective, integrated and sustainable to improve the socio-economy and quality of life of the rakyat.

- Bernama

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