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Why should we care what MBPJ does?

Why should we care what MBPJ does?

MOST ratepayers are unlikely to know this. But according to the Local Government Act, if a local council incurs a debt it cannot pay, ratepayers can be compelled to pay up instead. Section 45 of the Local Government Act states that should the local council default in payment of a loan for three months, the […]

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Joseph Salang Anak Gandum (Julau)

Joseph Salang Anak Gandum (Julau)

JULAU Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Joseph Salang Anak Gandum’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Joseph Salang Anak Gandum Constituency: Julau Party: PRS Years as MP: Since 1999 Government position: Information, communication and culture deputy minister Party position: Information chief Membership in […]

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Liang Teck Meng (Simpang Renggam)

Liang Teck Meng (Simpang Renggam)

SIMPANG Renggam Member of Parliament (MP) Liang Teck Meng’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Liang Teck MengConstituency: Simpang Renggam Party: GerakanYears as MP: Since 2008 Government position: None Party position:   Central committee member   Youth vice-president Membership in parliamentary committee or […]

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Ministry responds to <em>Tracking Rais</em>

Ministry responds to Tracking Rais

Note from The Nut Graph Surprise! The government has actually responded to a column published in The Nut Graph. The Information, Communications and Culture Ministry responded today to Tracking Rais, which took a critical view of some of minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim’s public statements. The article, written by Deborah Loh in her column, […]

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Tracking Rais

Tracking Rais

I THOUGHT of Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim the other day and reflected on the impact that man has in my life. He affects my work since I rely heavily on the internet. He affects my entertainment choices since I almost would not have been able to attend the Arthur’s […]

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Civil servants and the art of silence

Civil servants and the art of silence

INCREDULOUS. That’s how a journalist feels when a senior civil servant responds to a request for information with a flat refusal to answer. Following the commentary on the need for a Freedom of Information Act, it is timely to relate another story about failed attempts to get answers on matters of public interest from the […]

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