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PJ leaseholders possibly entitled to freehold titles

PJ leaseholders possibly entitled to freehold titles

I HAD previously raised the issue of leasehold titles in Petaling Jaya (PJ) possibly being invalid and house owners being entitled to freehold titles based on historical records. The Section 4 Rukun Tetangga committee subsequently held a signature campaign and wrote to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for an appointment to resolve the […]

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The problem with silence

The problem with silence

Sssh (Pic by ehlert / sxc.hu)DING Jo-Ann‘s commentary about the government’s policy of silence got me wondering if the same holds true for the Petaling Jaya City Council, or MBPJ. Do we practise the same deafening silence? I shall answer that question with a story. Not mine to give Once, a group of Section 19, […]

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Hurdles for local govt elections

Hurdles for local govt elections

THE promise by the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to have local government elections has been made yet again, this time by their politicians from Perak. The PR in Penang made a similar pledge during one of the state assembly sittings, while the PR in Selangor has largely kept mum about the manifesto. Hurdles (Pic by Foxtongue […]

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The furore over Hindu temples

The furore over Hindu temples

THE cow head protest over the relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple from Section 19 to Section 23 in Shah Alam shows, on one hand, the existence of racial and religious bigotry. But it also points to a deeper, more systemic neglect by town planners to adequately provide land for non-Muslim places of […]

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PKR councillors snub MPSP president’s swearing in

PKR councillors snub MPSP president’s swearing in

BUKIT MERTAJAM, 4 June 2009: Seberang Perai municipal councillors from PKR snubbed the swearing-in ceremony of new president Mokhtar Mohd Jait today, claiming that the party was not consulted on the appointment. PKR whip and councillor Johari Kassim said eight of nine councillors from the party stayed away from the ceremony as they were unhappy […]

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S’gor exco extends Wong’s leave to 15 April

SHAH ALAM, 25 March 2009: The Selangor executive council meeting today decided to extend Elizabeth Wong’s leave until 15 April, to facilitate the ongoing investigation on the release of intimate images of her on the internet. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, however, did not rule out the possibility that this extension of […]

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