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The Cabinet should read the Athi Nahappan Royal Commission Report and restore local election

In his Parliamentary reply this week, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan made the oft-repeated argument that local government election will cause racial discord and greater racial polarisation in Malaysia. This is indeed one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Conference Presentations of Local Authority In Malaysia: Revisiting Athi Nahappan Report For Our Times

  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all speakers, moderators and participants that attended our conference on 13th of March 2015 in Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This conference is part of REFSA’s local authority month of March … Continue reading

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‘Chinese bogeyman caused PAS local vote paranoia’

Published on 5:25PM Mar 13, 2015 by Malaysiakini https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/291937   PAS central committee member Hanipa Maidin today postulated the party’s “unwarranted fear” of local elections was due to Umno’s influence. He said this was because Umno had made PAS’s top … Continue reading

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Malay rights not affected by local polls, says Umno man

Published: 13 March 2015 6:39 PM by The Malaysian Insider http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malay-rights-not-affected-by-local-polls-says-umno-man Restoring local government elections will not erode Malay rights, said an Umno leader, amid worries by Malay leaders from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat that the third vote … Continue reading

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Mixed reactions to KL state proposal

    Posted on 9 February 2015 – 09:36pm by The Sun Daily Last updated on 9 February 2015 – 10:10pm http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1325377 PETALING JAYA: The suggestion that Kuala Lumpur be administered as a state entity garnered mixed reactions from non-governmental … Continue reading

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Turn KL into 14th state for better governance, DAP lawmakers say

Published: 1 February 2015 8:19 PM by The Malaysian Insider http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/turn-kl-into-14th-state-for-better-governance-dap-lawmakers-say Kuala Lumpur should be turned into Malaysia’s 14th state to ensure better governance and transparency on its spending and the Federal Territories Ministry abolished to democratise governance of the … Continue reading

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Local Authority in Malaysia: Revisiting Athi Nahappan Report for our times

Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I want to invite you to an upcoming conference hosted by REFSA. Details of the conference are, as follows: Title: Local Authority in Malaysia: Revisiting Athi Nahappan Report for our times Date: … Continue reading

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Reflection on Development and Beyond: Exploring Alternatives to Social Progression

International Conference Reflection on Development and Beyond: Exploring Alternatives to Social Progression Date: 21-22 March 2015 Venue: The Federal Kuala Lumpur (Hotel) (35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.) Organiser:  Genta Media Sdn Bhd Collaboration with: Research for Social Advancement … Continue reading

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Public Screening Of Urbanized Documentary

Dear Friends,  You are cordially invited to attend a public screening of the highly acclaimed documentary, Urbanized in conjunction with Pesta Buku Selangor. Details of the screening are, as follows: Date: 4 Feb 2015 Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: Pentas, … Continue reading

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Beyond Local Government: Making Kuala Lumpur A State

  Coming this 1 February, Kuala Lumpur will celebrate 41 years of becoming a “federal territory”. While some revere the move as an elevation of status, being a federal territory also means Kuala Lumpur residents lost their right to elect a … Continue reading

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