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Kidex and the law – What the government’s not telling you

Kidex and the law – What the government’s not telling you

THE Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) project has certainly been the talk of many angry Petaling Jaya (PJ) residents these past two months. There has been much debate for and against the project. Its concessionaire Kidex Sdn Bhd says it will ease traffic congestion in PJ and have spillover economic benefits. PJ residents however fear increased noise, [...]

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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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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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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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Renewing Petaling Jaya leasehold titles

Renewing Petaling Jaya leasehold titles

IN June 2011, the Selangor government promised Petaling Jaya Old Town house owners they could renew their 99-year leasehold land titles for a mere RM1,000. What has become of this promise? And more importantly, is the renewal of leasehold land titles legal?

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Crowded cities: What happened to the open-space policy?

Crowded cities: What happened to the open-space policy?

The open space policy is meant to prevent overdevelopment and to provide for social-infrastructural facilities. It is a good mechanism to ensure the nation’s social needs are prioritised, but it is not being implemented.

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