KUALA LUMPUR, Tuesday 14 December 2010 (Bernama) -- A bill to set up a corporation to govern development in Kampung Bharu was tabled for first reading in the Dewan Rakyat today.
The Kampung Bharu Development Corporation Bill 2010, tabled by Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik, will ensure development of Kampung Bharu, a 110-year-old enclave comprising seven villages which spread over 90.2 hectares and with a population of 35,000 people, is well regulated.
For that, the bill proposed the setting up of an advisory council which responsibility is to advice the corporation on matters pertaining to the interests of the Malays in Kampung Bharu and other matters referred to it by the corporation.
With the setting up of the council, the Malay Agricultural Settlement Management Board will be dissolved.
The bill was among four bills which were tabled for first reading today. The three others are the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Bill 2010, the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Bill 2010 and the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2010.
The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Bill 2010, tabled by Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Chua Tee Yong, aims to provide for an integrated service pertaining to quarantine, inspection and enforcement at entry points, quarantine stations and quarantine premises.
Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui, when tabling the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Bill 2010 for first reading, said it was meant for the setting up of the Malaysian Sustainable Energy Development Authority.
The Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2010, which was tabled by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, proposed several improvements to the existing provisions in the law.