Local government and planning law expert Derek Fernandez asks why such an Act is required when "the government has ample powers under the Land Acquisition Act 1960 to compulsorily acquire land for the rejuvenation of older areas."

He warns that the dangers are great if a majority can force the redevelopment of an en bloc unit even though some owners object to it.

"What are the criteria you are going to set? ; Are you putting a death rate for a building? ; Are all buildings going to be the same? ; Are you using the same criteria for highly engineered buildings compared to lowly engineered ones? ; And What about high-end versus low-end ones? Who determines this?

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Source: Focus Malaysia / Section: News / Date: 14 Jan 2017
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