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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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Development rules ignored

Development rules ignored

Sri Aman, Section 16 and the Universiti Malaya Health Metropolis. What do the development projects in these Petaling Jaya neighbourhoods have in common? Former MBPJ councillor KW Mak shows how development rules and regulations have been ignored for all three projects.

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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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Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

Tumbling down: Why it’s hard to nail local councils and developers

WHY is it so hard to nail local councils and developers for collapsed buildings and structures? KW Mak unravels the hidden complexities of building laws and how lopsided they are in favour of the authorities.

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Can MBPJ’s promises be believed?

Can MBPJ’s promises be believed?

Buyers of an abandoned low-cost housing project were recently told that MBPJ would solve their woes by reclaiming the land, developing the project, and selling it at half price. This sounds like great news, but will it be so straightforward for MBPJ to save the day? Or will buyers be faced with more hurdles?

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Playing by the rules

Playing by the rules

Is the Menara Warisan Merdeka project playing by the rules? Just how many other development projects are not playing by the rules either? Perhaps this is why local councils and developers seem reluctant to hold genuine public consultation with residents and stakeholders.

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