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.
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised to scrap the controversial Dolomite Park Avenue condominiums near Batu Caves if BN takes over Selangor at the next elections. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim just announced that the Selangor government will cancel the project. But can such promises be kept? What will the ramifications be for the condominium’s buyers?
A lot of accusations and allegations have been made in the recent case of a condominium development near Batu Caves. Who is telling the truth: BN or PR? And what else aren’t they telling us?
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?
IN the tussle over Petaling Jaya’s mayor between the Selangor government and the federal Public Services Department, the ones caught in the middle are ratepayers. Former councillor KW Mak calls for the mayor’s post to be an elected position.
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.
REPORTS on break-ins, robberies and attempted kidnappings have abounded recently but there are few answers as to why these keep occurring. One of the reasons could be due to unchecked development. When this occurs, it becomes the source of many of our society’s problems that then affects our surroundings. I have highlighted some of the […]
Nobody in MBPJ seems to want to take responsibility for illegally converting a field in Kelana Jaya from recreational to commercial use. Former councillor KW Mak points to more evidence of how unaccountable and untrustworthy the council has become.
What happens when MBPJ ignores its own rules on development in Petaling Jaya? It’s no use ignoring the problems, says former councillor KW Mak, as eventually everyone will end up having to pay.
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 […]