Thursday, March 27, 2008

FT minister to look into mayoral election

Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Mar 26, 08 7:09pm): Federal Territories Minister Zulhasnan Rafique today said the proposal to replace the direct appointment system of mayor of Kuala Lumpur and members of the city hall’s (DBKL) advisory board will be discussed in the cabinet.more...


  1. That is good! They should have done it long time ago...I 100% sokong elections.
    Make the mayor accountable and responsible to take care of our grievances, problems and complaints!!!!

  2. If there is mayoral election, then everybody will have the chance. and that is democracy.

  3. Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    Elected local government should be considered again by Malaysia
    20 February 2006: In Malaysia, the deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s department, Datuk M. Kayveas, caused a furore recently when he called local authorities "secret societies" because of the lack of transparency and accountability, highlighted by public concern over mismanagement, wastage of public funds on overseas junkets under the pretext of study tours, approvals for deforestation of land causing untold damage to the environment, lack of enforcement, bribery and corruption in local townships.
    (moved from previous topic)

  4. It is up to the people to decide whether they want local council elections. This can be revived if the people desire it. With local council elections held periodically, the people have a final say on whether a certain candidate has done his job conscientiously or not. He or she cannot take the people for granted, he or she has to perform. Just like a pupil in school, show your report card!

    March 28, 2008 4:16 PM