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Draft of Ampang Jaya local plan draws flak from residents
The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has drawn criticism over its draft of the 2035 Local Plan for the municipality, which locals fear may cause flash floods and degradation of the surrounding forests.

Gazetted in 2011, the 2020 version will soon be replaced by the 2035 Local Plan. It previously underwent two amendments in 2013 and 2016.

The draft of the 2035 Local Plan comprises 91 proposals to rezone land status and raise land density. It also comprises proposals for a new highway and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) 3 Circle Line alignment.

According to the draft plan, seven train stations - part of the MRT3 project - were said to have been proposed to be built in Ampang Jaya, Selangor, which is just east of Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking to Malaysiakini, representatives from local interest group AJ Rimba Collective cited...

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