Damansara Perdana residents are disappointed with what they say are broken promises made by their local assemblyman and state government over plans to build a highway in the area.
Say No to DASH, a group that has been protesting the building of the Damansara Shah Alam Expressway, said that Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong had promised in 2012 to stop the highway project.
"She had publicly repeated her commitment and assured the residents that DASH was not approved in June 2014," the group's adviser Mak Khuin Weng said.
"In January 2016, however, her comments were no longer about the non-approval but on the ongoing negotiations to work out a new alignment for the project," he added.
He also said that the residents had contacted Wong after a report by The Edge Financial Daily on the purchase of land for the highway, but there had been no response.
"A lot was said after the cancellation of Kidex highway. What happened to engaging the residents before projects? How is this transparent and accountable governance," said Mak.
The group will be holding a rally on March 20 from 9am at Metropolitan Square to show their discontent.
This would be the group’s third protest since 2012, when the project was first introduced.
"We have gone through all the technical arguments. Not once did they engage us on it," Mak said.
The group is expecting a few hundred protestors to attend the rally. – March 13, 2016.