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?
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PJ leaseholders possibly entitled to freehold titlesAmpersand by KW Mak
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 […]
Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: What’s PKR’s elections all about?By Ding Jo-Ann
PARTI Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has become the first major Malaysian political party to hold direct elections which are currently ongoing. The elections will allow the party’s approximately 400,000 members to vote directly not only for their division chiefs but also their president, deputy president, vice-presidents and supreme council members. The elections has already seen some […]
Can non-Muslims enter Muslim houses of worship?By Ding Jo-Ann
SERDANG member of Parliament Teo Nie Ching came under attack recently for visiting and speaking inside the prayer area of a surau on 22 Aug 2010. Umno and Perkasa leaders have accused her of desecrating the surau and not respecting the sanctity of Muslim houses of worship. Is this merely politics? Just what does Islam say about allowing non-Muslims inside mosques and suraus?
Is there a common PR stand on quotas?By Tarani Palani
PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?
Managing SelangorBy N Shashi Kala and Zedeck Siew
IT’S been 14 months since Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim took the hot seat as Selangor menteri besar (MB) after the Barisan Nasional (BN) was swept out from power in the state in the 8 March 2008 general election. Since then, the 62-year-old corporate-captain-turned-politician, who is also the Bandar Tun Razak Member of Parliament (MP) […]
S’gor mulls copying California housing model
SHAH ALAM, 14 May 2009: The Selangor government is considering emulating the model used by ‘Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition’ (MPHC) of California for meeting housing needs in the state. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said MPHC was a non-profit body which built housing schemes that met the needs of people in the lower […]
Form arbitration panel on water tariff hike
SHAH ALAM, 31 March 2009: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today suggested that the federal government set up a arbitration panel to address the request of Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas) to increase the water tariff by as much as 37%. He said the proposed arbitration panel would be the […]
Suspension of newspapers benefits none: Khalid
KUALA LUMPUR, 24 March 2009: The Home Ministry’s suspension of Harakah and Suara Keadilan would not make much of an impact on the opposition alliance as more people prefered news portals as sources of information, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said today. He claimed the move was also politically-motivated to block both […]
RM10bil for cleaning up Sungai Klang
SHAH ALAM, 16 March 2009: The Selangor state government has allocated RM10bil to clean and rehabilitate Sungai Klang aimed at spurring economic growth via housing and tourism projects. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said Sungai Klang would be developed as an alternative public transportation system. He said the project cost allocated under the […]