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No plans to reintroduce local govt elections, says Ong

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Nov 2008: The government has no plans to reintroduce the local government elections, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said today.

He said elections were not a guarantee that the local authorities would become more efficient because efficiency was also determined by a dynamic leadership, well-trained workforce as well as simplified and cost-effective work procedures.

“It is also determined by a sustainable town planning, standardised rules and regulations, efficient management of funds and resources as well as effective implementation of development projects,” he said in reply to a written question from Chua Tian Chang (PKR-Batu) at the Dewan Rakyat today.

Chua wanted to know whether the government had any plans to reintroduce the local elections. — Bernama


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