PRESS RELEASE FROM SAYNOTOPJDLINK.ORG
03 Aug 2021, Petaling Jaya – Residents along the alignment of the proposed PJD Link highway were shocked that a local newspaper had reported that the developer of the PJD Link highway, had received the green light from the authorities to proceed with the next stage of planning. It was reported in The Star Metro (31 July), that PJD Link (M) Sdn Bhd had received approval from the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA) and the Highway Planning Unit (under Works Ministry) even though residents have been told repeatedly that there are no submissions made for the highway at both the Federal and State levels. The proposed PJD Link highway will stretch 34km starting after the NKVE toll plaza on the SPRINT highway in Bandar Utama and will end at the Bukit Jalil highway interchange.
Residents of Petaling Jaya and Puchong have been in the dark about the status of this highway. The PJD Link highway (which is understood to be almost 85% similar to the KIDEX highway – The EDGE Malaysia) has made residents wonder why a highway that was cancelled in 2015, is now back in the form of PJD Dispersal Link.
Among the many residents affected are those from DUN N36 and 34. These residents have raised their concerns numerous times to ADUN YB Jamaliah Jamaluddin (N36) and ADUN YB Rajiv Rishyakaran (N34). Residents are still waiting for their ADUNs to seek action against the PJD Link highway. A recent petition campaign with hundreds of constituents’ signatures from DUN N36 and DUN 34 were submitted to the ADUNs respectively on 30 July 2021.
Constituents have sent their demands to both ADUNS and have requested that these be raised at the Selangor State Assembly sitting from 23 Aug – 06 Sept 2021 in light of the latest report about the PJD link highway’s status. According to the feedback received to the website, many constituents of the ADUNs are disappointed that their ADUNs have not been doing enough to stop the highway. This had resulted in residents having little choice than to petition their own ADUNs.
The petition campaign is currently available at www.saynotopjdlink.org and is open for all residents to petition their respective ADUNs. A map of the initial proposed highway alignment is available for the public to view on the website, while waiting for the official alignment to be made public by the developer. 1334 online protests have already been received and are growing by the day.
As reported in the media article where selected resident groups have met with the developer, saynotopjdlink.org slams any resident groups that have negotiated with the developer. Do not let your negotiations and concessions bring anxiety to other neighbouring communities. The only reply needed is “Say No to PJD Link”.
Residents affected want the Selangor Menteri Besar and Selangor state government to commit to carrying out a transparent process, including holding extensive and detailed public hearings to gather feedback and objections to the project before any decisions are considered regarding the highway.