In today's new, The Star wrote:
[Quote] Public Works Department director-general Dr Amer Hamzah Mohd Yunus said only 28ha would be developed into the new Istana Negara complex while the rest would be a garden area. [Unquote]
But the current D-G of JKR is Datuk Seri Professor Dr Wahid Omar!
Is it a mistake or was it intentional?
Prof Dr Wahid Omar is overseas. Dr Amer can only be an Acting D-G unless Samy Vellu had unilaterally decided to appoint a new D-G without the need to follow the General Orders and procedures and directed The Star to make the announcement.
Coming back to the news, the new, bigger Istana Negara will cost RM400mil and will replace the current Istana which was built in 1928.
The new Istana Negara to be built on a 96.52ha site atop a hill is expected to start work in June 2007 and slated for completion in 2009.
Upon completion of the new Istana, the present building may become a royal museum.
Kumpulan Seni Reka Sdn Bhd has been appointed the architect for the new palace and Maya Maju Sdn Bhd as the building contractor.
Maya Maju? Who's Maya Maju?
Maya? Sounds familiar?
Wait for further information. Doing research now.