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“Allah”: The PR’s failure

“Allah”: The PR’s failure

IT’S not hard at all to be distressed by the BN federal government over the way the “Allah” issue has developed. That said, following the Jais raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia, it is equally troubling to see the PR’s failure in demonstrating it will and can uphold non-Muslims’ constitutional rights.

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What’s missing in Selangor’s FOI law

What’s missing in Selangor’s FOI law

EVEN as the Selangor government is being lauded for introducing freedom of information (FOI) legislation in the state, much is lacking in the Pakatan Rakyat-led government’s enactment. Indeed, the Selangor government may be shortchanging citizens in the state with its version of FOI. There are two reasons why access to information is a vital right [...]

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How MBPJ flouts the law

How MBPJ flouts the law

THE problems of poor and uncoordinated town planning were identified and recognised way back in 2005 when the Federal Town and Country Planning Department produced the National Physical Plan (NPP). The NPP was produced after town planning, which was to be dealt with in state and local plans, ended up being unguided and not in [...]

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PAS and the alcohol ban

PAS and the alcohol ban

(lusi / sxc.hu) PAS‘s move to implement a blanket ban on the sale of alcohol in all Muslim-majority areas in Selangor has now given us an opportunity to draw up guidelines on alcohol sale. While their call for a ban might seem drastic, it must not be viewed from a moralistic or from only an [...]

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MBPJ keeps mum on Section 19 project

MBPJ keeps mum on Section 19 project

A dark cloud looms over Section 19 in Petaling Jaya (Google Maps) PETALING JAYA, 5 June 2009: The Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) has failed to disclose documents of public interest relating to a development project in Section 19, Petaling Jaya, even after residents’ repeated requests. “First they told us the documents were classified. Now [...]

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S’gor hopes for full Net penetration in five years

SHAH ALAM, 27 May 2009: Selangor hopes to achieve full internet penetration in five years, said State Exco for Welfare, Women Affairs, Science, Technology and Innovation Rodziah Ismail. This could be achieved via a RM2mil communication project to be undertaken by local private telecommunication companies and also those from abroad. “When completed, internet penetration in [...]

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