Day: March 9, 2010

Bypassing EC for local council elections

Maria Chin Abdullah The Coalition for Good Governance (CGG) applauds the Penang and the Selangor state governments for their political maturity in responding to the peoples’ call to bring back local council elections. CGG hopes that other state governments will also follow suit and take

'No local elections': Gerakan, Pakatan tick off PM

Yip Ai Tsin (Malaysiakini) Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s statement today that it was unnecessary to hold local government elections has brought a howl of protest from inside and outside the BN coalition. In an immediate reaction, Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang said

Local elections: S'gor to follow Penang

Aidila Razak (Malaysiakini) Selangor today came out in support of the Penang government’s move towards reinstating local government elections. selangor pakatan convention khalid ibrahim speech“We will write a letter to the Election Commission (EC) alongside the Penang government (which did so yesterday) to find out

PM: Local gov't polls unnecessary

Malaysiakini Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said it was unnecessary to hold local government elections as it would cause too much politicking. He said this today in Putrajaya in response to demands by the Pakatan Rakyat held state governments of Penang and Selangor to hold

Putrajaya not keen to restore third vote

By Adib Zalkapli (Malaysian Insider) PUTRAJAYA, March 9 — The Federal government is not interested to restore local council elections as it will not necessarily improve public services, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The Prime Minister was responding to the move by the Selangor and

It's not easy to have local council elections

Pearl Lee, NURUL HUDA JAMALUDDIN, Joseph Kaos Jr (The Malay Mail) PETALING JAYA : The Opposition’s plan to reintroduce local council elections has hit yet another brick wall – in the same way similar plans fizzled out last year. The obstacle remains the same —

Make way for local elections

Malaysian Insider MARCH 9 — What a wonderful piece of news. That aptly describes my reaction upon learning the request of the Penang state government to the Election Commission to organize two local elections in the Pearl of the Orient this year. Selangor’s decision to