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Instead of making Langkawi, Penang and Malacca into FTs, the federal government should restore local elections in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan

Media statement by Steven Sim, MP for Bukit Mertajam 03 FEBRUARY 2017 | BUKIT MERTAJAM I refer to Federal Territories Minister, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor’s statement “to take Langkawi, Penang and certain parts of Malacca” to be Federal Territories. (Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/tengku-adnan-hopes-to-expand-federal-territories-to-penang-langkawi-and-par) Tengku Adnan’s latest remark is not only highly irresponsible and unlawful but undermines the… Continue reading Instead of making Langkawi, Penang and Malacca into FTs, the federal government should restore local elections in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan

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Local democracy is more than just local election

Opening speech at the George Town Roundtable on Local Democracy On the evening of 1 December 1951, there were flash floods in several areas in George Town. The rain started with a drizzle at about 6.30pm and then within one hour, it was pouring heavily. It was an evening not unlike some of the evenings… Continue reading Local democracy is more than just local election