Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Respect court decision says Minister Peter Chin

Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui has advised Rawang new village residents to respect the court decision and allow Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) to resume construction works on the Central Area Reinforcement (CAR) project in their area.

"The Federal Court has delivered a judgement in favour of TNB having the right to install the power lines. It is not a TNB or minister's decision. It is the highest court decision," he told reporters in Shah Alam today.

He was responding to the residents' plan to protest TNB's resumption of works to erect the transmission line in the designated area tomorrow.

NONEChin (left) said he had met with Rawang Assemblymen Gan Pei Nei, who also conveyed a memorandum from the residents.

In November last year, the Federal Court ruled that TNB could resume works and directed them to pay compensation to the residents amounting to RM10.4 million.

Once completed, the project, which involves laying of high tension cables over a 59km stretch, about one kilometre away from Rawang new village, would involve the building of five monopole towers.

The CAR project would increase the output of electricity from 33kV to 275kV and help overcome power shortages in the Klang Valley.

Chin also said that TNB had compensated the residents three or four times more than the market price in order to acquire the land.

"It is not right for me to intervene at this juncture. Please follow the court's decision, respect the law and it is the logical thing to do," he said.

- Bernama

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