KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Federal Territories denied that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is spending a large amount of money to get the services of lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram in the Taman Rimba Kiara case.
Its Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad said that Gopal has offered his services pro bono to represent City Hall in the case.
“Gopal Sri Ram is offering his service pro bono to the DBKL in this case.
“When the offer was referred to the legal firm representing City Hall in the case, they agreed to accept the offer. As such, the allegation that City Hall is spending a large amount of money for his services is false and baseless,” Khalid said in the statement.
Earlier a news portal reported that the residents in Taman Tun Dr Ismail were angered by DBKL’s action in appointing Gopal to protect its interests in the Taman Rimba Kiara development case. -MalaysiaGazette