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Changing land titles: Of ‘long stories’ and anomalies

Changing land titles: Of ‘long stories’ and anomalies

ONE of the great mysteries of urban development and local governance is how land titles change. Such is the case of a plot in Taman Aman, Petaling Jaya. Former MBPJ councillor KW MAK traces the issue.

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Consequences of MBPJ ignoring its own rules

Consequences of MBPJ ignoring its own rules

What happens when MBPJ ignores its own rules on development in Petaling Jaya? It’s no use ignoring the problems, says former councillor KW Mak, as eventually everyone will end up having to pay.

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Our right to open spaces

Our right to open spaces

NEW development projects seem to be on the rise again in Petaling Jaya. Much of these are apparently over open spaces set aside by previous developers. Naturally, this would have existing neighbours up in arms and protesting against the new development. No doubt residents caught in such a situation would like to ask the following [...]

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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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PJ’s illegal development (Updated 1:05pm)

PJ’s illegal development (Updated 1:05pm)

Updated at 1:05pm, 12 March 2010 IN the first two articles about town planning, I dealt with planning that was done after Petaling Jaya (PJ) was founded. However, it is important to note that PJ was developed in 1952. This is significant because PJ’s founding clearly predates the legal provisions that the state government or [...]

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Mafrel: Irregularities in by-elections

Mafrel: Irregularities in by-elections

SUNGAI PETANI, 5 Apr 2009: Election watchdog Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) have found irregularities in the electoral roll for the three upcoming by-elections. Additionally, Mafrel’s findings of doubtful voters in the Bukit Selambau by-elections tally closely with estimates given by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) last week. Mafrel’s electoral roll verification (ERV) exercise [...]

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