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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dialogue on rate: how many persons will DBKL see a day

Two weeks ago, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) started to send out over half a million notices on proposed assessment rate in the city. City folks can submit written objections on the proposal before 17 December, 2014.
     Today, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Loga told the House that DBKL would have dialogues with city folks on the proposed rate for three months, that is,  from January 2014 to March 2014. How many persons will be seen a day?

Independent MACC

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) must be a service commission, only responsible to Parliament. MACC must be independent.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Federal Territory Minister and rate increase

Federal Territory (FT) Minister Tengku Adnan will meet FT members of parliament on 21 November, 2013. We shall tell him the complaints of city folks concerning the proposed assessment and the new rate. The rate is 6 percent of assessment.
     KL rate has not been reviewed for about 20 years. But the assessment must be based on various factors including the economy.
     We hope the minister will pay attention to the feeling of city folks. The assessment must be reasonable.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The rubbish in the Kepong transfer station stinks

For over 30 years, the people of Kepong have been taking in foul smell from the rubbish at Taman Beringin, Jinjang North, Kepong. Now, the solid waste that piles up at the transfer station there stinks.
     Twenty months ago, the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib decided to build an incinerator at Taman Beringin. The impact will be big.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Ensure that buses follow rules and regulations

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (Miros) presents the report on the Genting Highlands bus crash on August 31, 2013. Among the causes were: the bus traveling beyond the speed limits and inefficient brakes.
     The accident resulted in 37 deaths. The public wait for the Government to take stern action against those involved such as the bus company.
     The Government must improve efficiency in enforcement such as ensuring that buses follow the laws and regulations. How many buses on the roads do not exceed the speed limits?

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Green cover and forest cover

"Today, our green cover is at 74%, and 56.4% of our land mass is forested," so says the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib. Malaysian Prime Ministers usually repeat these figures. The Government should review them.
       Najib goes on to say that there is the need for balance between the environment and sustainable development. We have to look at the enforcement.
       For many years, we have brought up the problems in Cameron Highlands. The situation deteriorates. The recent mud flood disaster prompts the Government to form a centralised enforcement team to rehabilitate the Highlands. We follow up.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy Deepavali.

Happy Deepavali.