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Challenging government in the digital age: Lessons from Kidex

Challenging government in the digital age: Lessons from Kidex

Taking on the government used to be a daunting task. But it has been made easier with the internet and social media. What lessons can we learn from groups such as the anti-Kidex movement on how to take on the government in the digital age?

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The contest for Selangor

The contest for Selangor

Both the Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat have claimed they are confident of winning back Selangor but which coalition actually has the upper hand?

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Inconsistencies in the MBPJ

Inconsistencies in the MBPJ

Notwithstanding that the PJ Local Plan 1 is arguably an invalid document, how has the MBPJ measured up against its own local plan and what does it mean for PJ residents? A former councilor explains.

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Who protects PJ ratepayers?

Who protects PJ ratepayers?

IN my previous column, I gave examples of how the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) deals with enquiries by giving only verbal instructions. The fact is, there are rules and regulations for everything that falls under the council’s purview. These rules are, however, not made public, and are sometimes kept from councillors as well. The trouble it causes [...]

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On the runaround with local councils

On the runaround with local councils

HAVING served in the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for almost four years, I must say that the default image the public has about government officers is that they are corrupt. It is hard not to be categorised as such when there are plenty of news articles that point towards impropriety in both conduct and [...]

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Is sustainable development possible?

Is sustainable development possible?

WHEN residents talk about development in an urban environment, the discussion primarily focuses on ensuing traffic problems for the existing neighbourhood. Developers would, in turn, talk about how they are bringing in much needed economic activity into the area to justify the project. Any discussion without a base framework to start from would invariably lead [...]

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