UPDATE: PKNS will not be demolished

PKNS wished to reiterate that there are no plans to demolish the complex.

18 Mar 2024 02:27pm

SHAH ALAM - The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) denied claims that the 47-year-old PKNS Complex in Shah Alam will be demolished.

PKNS, in a statement, said the corporation was disappointed with such baseless claims and wished to reiterate that there are no plans to demolish the complex.

"The PKNS Complex is 47 years-old and a landmark in Shah Alam that plays an important role in providing business services and shopping facilities for residents in Selangor, especially residents staying in the area,” said the statement.

According to PKNS, a project to rejuvenate buildings on land owned by PKNS in Section 14 of Shah Alam is part of the corporation’s plans to develop and provide better facilities and to spruce up Shah Alam with work expected to start by the third quarter of the year.

"The RM2 billion project will involve several plots of land in Section 14, including the SACC Mall and Shah Alam Convention Centre whereby the initial part of the project does not involve the PKNS Complex at all.

"Instead, the area will be upgraded to provide better facilities and service so that the local community and visitors can enjoy a conducive environment,” said the statement.

It was previously reported that the iconic building and a few buildings in the centre of section 14 are set to be demolished to make way for a PKNS square project.

A user on X uploaded screenshots of the alleged redevelopment project, which supposedly includes the construction of condominium blocks.

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