Selangor Menteri Besar, Dato Seri Dr Mohd Khir bin Toyo, now blamed the MPPJ for not informing him the status of PJX building, as he was reported in the Star today, to have said that:-
"I was not even told that the building was waiting for approval....it is sad that I had to learn about its status through a phone call at 6pm.”
Well, as the CEO of the government, Khir Toyo should not push all the blame to the president of Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ). Just a phone call by any of the Khir's secretaries, when he was invited of officiate the launch of PJX, would enable them to find out the particulars of the proposed project. After all, they are paid by the taxpayers to do the job.
However, the question of pre-approval is still relevant, without which the developer, SBC Corporation, would not have had put up all over PJ the banners bearing the Selangor and MPPJ crests, a clear signal of an approval or pre-approval.
The question is, who gave the pre-approval?