The University Malaya Health Metropolis


Universiti Malaya Holdings will spearhead an initiative to develop and position the Health Metropolis as Malaysia’s premier medical hub and as one of the centres of excellence for medicine and bioscience in the region and globally.

RM1.25 billion

The Health Metropolis will contribute significantly to the University of Malaya in its effort towards attaining the status of a World Class, Fully Autonomous Research University by way of the development of an advanced, state-of-the -art healthcare and medical practice. It will spearhead efforts in nurturing quality medical and healthcare professionals in education, research and healthcare services.

Universiti Malaya Holdings will spearhead an initiative to develop and position the Health Metropolis as Malaysia’s premier medical hub and as one of the centres of excellence for medicine and bioscience in the region and globally.

  • Investment by 2020 (billion)
  • GNI Impact by 2020
  • Jobs created by 2020

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12 September 2013| last updated at 12:22AM

Proposed metropolis ‘not viable’

FEAR OF CONGESTION: MBPJ councillors are unconvinced with feasibility of such a major development in a residential enclave

PETALING JAYA : PETALING Jaya’s city councillors are not convinced that the proposed Universiti Malaya (UM) health metropolis would be sustainable in the long run.

Councillor Lee Suet Sen said he would vote against the project as the information given by the landowner, UM, was currently insufficient.

“There is no proper traffic impact study, just a proposed road widening and claims that three train stations are to be built in the area to relieve the traffic load on Jalan Universiti,” said Lee.

He added that all the developer Universiti Malaya Holdings and landowner UM could tell the public during the briefing was that the government had committed to train stations in and around the campus.

“We are also not convinced that there is not enough land in UM to build the campus,” said councillor A. Jeyaseelan.

Fate of Health Metropolis to be known at end-September

Sep 11, 2013

Azril Annuar

PETALING JAYA (Sept 11): The Petaling Jaya City Hall (MBPJ) will decide whether to give the greenlight for the proposed and much maligned Universiti Malaya Health Metropolis (UMHM) in Section 12 at its full board meeting at the end of this month.
Councillor Derek Fernandez told that the decision to debate the matter will proceed when the mayor and the 24 councillors meet. It will also be streamed live over the internet.
He said the One Stop Centre (OSC) meeting yesterday decided that the decision whether MBPJ should proceed with the process for the amendment of the local plan to accommodate the Health Metropolis will be debated at the next full board meeting.
“All full board meetings are open to the public and as of last month, we started streaming live on the internet,” said Fernandez.
This means MBPJ – which had rejected the proposal once before – will decide whether or not to conduct the rezoning exercise from residential to commercial and health.
Under the current Petaling Jaya Local Plan 1 (RTPJ1), the five- hectare area has already been gazetted as residential land, even though it is owned by Universiti Malaya (UM).

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Health metropolis can’t be moved – The University of Malaya Library

MBPJ In Breach Of Rules On ‘Health Metropolis’, Says Ex-Councillor

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 09:46
PETALING JAYA: A former Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor is demanding an explanation from the authorities on why town planning rules and standards were not followed when the Universiti Malaya “health metropolis” project was proposed to the public.

KW Mak, who served as councillor for four years from 2008, said the affected area, Section 12, is zoned as a residential area in the Petaling Jaya Local Plan 1 (RTPJ1).

Hence, according to MBPJ’s own rules, the local plan must be amended before the project can even be considered for that area, he said in a statement last Sunday.

“This exercise shows either incompetence on the part of MBPJ officers or political interference,” he said.

Whe contacted today, Mak pointed out that MBPJ also overlooked several clauses by inviting only residents whose houses are 20m from the proposed site to a meeting last Saturday.

Since the invitation was made under Section 12A of the Town and Country Planning Act (TCPA), as informed initially, then everyone who is part of the RTPJ1 should have received it, Mak said.

Section 12A also requires MBPJ to present the council’s objectives and reasons for the proposed changes and ensure that the public be made aware and given an opportunity to make representations on those proposals.

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The Sundaily

Residents prepared to fight developer over UM ‘health metropolis’

PETALING JAYA (Sept 8, 2013): As residents of one of Petaling Jaya’s oldest residential areas – Section 12 – prepare for a long fight ahead to preserve their neighbourhood of the past 50 years, the developer of the proposed 12.5 hectare “health metropolis” has vowed to see the project to completion.

A day after a stormy meeting between developer UM Holdings Sdn Bhd and residents, its chairman Datuk David Chua is resolute about seeing the project to fruition.

The company – which is seeking to develop the area on behalf of Universiti Malaya, which wants to build additional medical office space, an extended research and medical centre, wards for patients and a medi-hotel – is not going to give up without a fight, Chua said.

Chua, who is also a member of the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre board, said the university would not change its mind on the project as it was a very important one and is of public interest.

He said the quarters in the area have been part of the accommodation for specialists and doctors since the 1960s, earlier than most residents and home owners in the area.

Chua said the proposed development is part of the process of evolution in tandem with changing times, needs and logical extension of an integral part of the UM campus, which is a public interest project.

“We will not let the matter rest and will be taking further steps to pursue the project. The residents should understand that this project is also of national importance,” he added, referring to the university’s direction in gradually taking a turn from being only an undergraduate university to offering more post-graduate and research studies.

Residents prepared to fight developer over UM ‘health metropolis’


08 September 2013| last updated at 12:40AM

Loud ‘no’ to PJ health metropolis

RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT: Illegal parking, surge in traffic are major concerns

PETALING JAYA: A BRIEFING hosted by the Petaling Jaya City Council here yesterday on the development of Universiti Malaya’s health metropolis in Section 12 was fiery with residents turning up in full force to voice their objections.

More than 200 residents from Section 12 and satellite neighbourhoods linked by Jalan Universiti, such as Section 5, Section 6, Section 7, Section 10 and Section 11 attended the briefing.

They were so vocal that when Universiti Malaya Vice-Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon spoke, his voice was drowned out by residents’ protests.

Residents complained that Jalan Universiti was already beset with traffic and illegal parking problems, and could not support another large-scale development.

Tan Sri Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas, who walked out with 100 residents half an hour into the session, said residents did not want to live beside a hospital.

Councillor Lee Suet Sen, the de-facto chairman of the session, had to urge residents to calm down.

Puchong member of parliament Gobind Singh Deo, also a resident, said the zoning of the neighbourhood as a low density residential zone under RTPJ 1 has to be followed, as provided by the law.

A Petaling Jaya resident airing his views at the Petaling Jaya City Council yesterday. Many residents are opposed to University Malaya’s plan to build a health metropolis in Section 12, but UM Vice-Chancellor Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon (inset) says the project is required to retain talent. Pic by Azmaidi Abidin

Read more: Loud ‘no’ to PJ health metropolis – General – New Straits Times

Malaysian Insider

Malaysia plans RM1.1b health metropolis

By Boo Su-Lyn
October 25, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — Malaysia has ambitious plans to create a world-class health metropolis based at Universiti Malaya (UM) to serve as a critical part of the Asean healthcare ecosystem.

The entry point project (EPP) under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) — requiring an estimated investment of RM1.1 billion — aims to create a medical ecosystem comprising patient services, research and healthcare education located at a large campus…

Private sector tenants will fund 90 per cent of the investment while 10 per cent will come from the Economic Planning Unit’s (EPU) facilitation fund.

The health metropolis targets to bring together healthcare education and research at UM as well as attract other institutes to deliver clinical care.

Malaysia plans RM1.1b health metropolis – The Malaysian Insider


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  1. Lim Chung Tat says:

    I have no comments regarding the objections raised by the residents of Section 12 as I am not a resident there now. I suppose it is only right that the residents there should be given the opportunity to voice their views on the proposed UM project.

    I know the site under reference. The six (6) green-roof staff quarters were already there when I joined UM in late 1959, mostly occupied by academic staff of professorial grade. Building of the entire Medical Centre complex (comprising the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital [now UMMC] only began in mid 1963 and was only completed in 1967(although staff began to be recruited from 1963). The late Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. T. J. Danaraj assumed duty as the Foundation Dean of the Faculty only on 1st. February 1963. I should know as I was the Executive Secretary of the Joint Government-University Medical Centre Development Committee and Secretary of its Technical Advisory Committee, working closely with Danaraj and the late Professor Tan Sri Chin Fung Kee, the man responsible for building the first Penang Bridge.

    Dr. Danaraj and his wife (Dr. Winifred Danaraj nee Lewis) stayed in of the green-roof houses for many years. I stayed at Jalan 11/4, near to the University Hospital site, in early 1960. Shortly after that I moved into No.36, Lorong University, immediately opposite to where Danaraj was staying
    ( also immediately opposite to where the UM Specialist Centre is now located ). I stayed there until 1965. The residents of Sections 11 and 12 and those along Jalan University were very happy as the area then was serene, quiet and without traffic congestion.

    The proposed project seems to be very ambitious. I suppose the Vice-Chancellor has every right to be so since he wants to bring UM to be among the first 50 in world ranking (and, I suppose, to redeem part of the past glory of UM, my alma mater). I wish him luck! While UMMC, UMSC and the Faculty of Medicine may have the expert specialists to help make the proposed UM Medical Metropolis a success, there must also be a strong and dynamic Administration to run such a huge complex.

    Lim Chung Tat

  2. In fact when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other visitors that they will assist,
    so here it happens.

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