The government is considering moving the Parliament to the Putrajaya administrative capital, a move which could cost up to RM800 million.
However, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz told reporters that the Cabinet had yet to discuss the relocation, reports Malaysia Insider.
“It’s not decided yet. We will bring it to the Cabinet to be discussed,” Nazri aid.
Nazri who is also minister in-charge of parliament said government is considering various options including to refurbish or demolishing the current Parliament building.
“We will look into every aspect. The Parliament is actually a heritage building so we would have to see if we could demolish it.
The minister said another option would be to refurbish the existing building, which would cost substantially less than a new construction.
“We would need the RM150 million for upgrading [works], like fixing the roof and the electricity supply.
“While for the construction of a new Parliament [building], we might need RM800 million. So we will consider on the best proposal,” Nazri said.