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Will DBKL defeat ratepayers?

Will DBKL defeat ratepayers?

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) may have postponed its assessment rate hike after the public protested. But is it likely that ratepayers will be able to stop the hike? Former Petaling Jaya councillor KW Mak explains how it may not matter at all what ratepayers think and want.

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Who cares about green lungs?

Who cares about green lungs?

LIVING near green spaces can raise our levels of happiness and quality of life. Then why do our urban green spaces keep shrinking in the name of development? What is the responsibility of residents in making sure this doesn’t happen?

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: What does Bersih 3.0 want?

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What does Bersih 3.0 want?

ON 28 April 2012, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) will hold its third major demonstration in the city known as Bersih 3.0. Despite the government’s efforts at electoral reforms, the movement remains unsatisfied. What really is Bersih 3.0’s purpose?

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How legitimate is our elected government?

How legitimate is our elected government?

IF rumour holds true, the 13th general election, due by March 2013, will be held sometime this year. Once again, Malaysians will cast their votes and the party that wins the most number of parliamentary seats will govern federally. But how legitimate is the government that eventually gets into power? Does the party in power […]

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Demolishing Pudu Jail: Erasing our history

Demolishing Pudu Jail: Erasing our history

BADAN Warisan Malaysia has for the past several years been advocating against the demolition of Pudu Jail. We have been led to understand that a small concession has been made to preserve a small section of the wall flanking the main gate, although we do not have any details about this particular plan. This token […]

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Consider single women’s housing needs: WCI

Consider single women’s housing needs: WCI

IN an article by Tim Leonard in theSun on 14 May, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) was reported to be studying several measures to solve the problem of excess units in the [Public Housing Project] (PPR) that have no takers. We would like to encourage [DBKL] and other authorities in other cities and states in […]

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