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 Penang governments to get the Election Commission (EC) to conduct local government elections in the two states.
“We are of the opinion that the local government elections were abolished long time ago, so there is no need to restore it,” said Najib.
Local government elections were first held in 1951 before Merdeka but abolished in 1965 during the Confrontation with Indonesia.
The then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman promised it would be restored after the situation improved.