Say No To Dash rally on March 20

PETALING JAYA: Residents of Damansara Perdana will hold a rally on March 20 to oppose the building of the Damansara-Shah Alam Highway (DASH).

Say No To Dash (SNTD) member and resident Alvin Chin told reporters here that the project was illegal as it did not comply with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA).

"The state government is doing something illegal and they are just expecting the residents to keep quiet and listen.

"We have repeatedly told them of the violation. Despite having previously telling us that they would do something about the matter, on March 2, it was reported that the Selangor government had agreed to the purchase of land belonging to Signature International Bhd at RM79.95bil for the project," Chin said.

As a response, residents said they would hold the rally to object the building of the highway through the residential area of Damansara Perdana.

According to SNTD adviser Mak Khuin Weng, the protest would be held at the Metropolitan Square here at 9am.

"We would also like to express our disappointment to our state assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, who had made many promises, and later backtracking it,” he claimed.

Wong was also invited to the rally to explain herself over the issue.

Mak added that there were about 22,000 residents in the area who opposed the project alignment.

Source URL: The Star