Day: March 10, 2010

Local govt polls: Penang, S’gor not backing down

By CHRISTINA CHIN and EDWARD R. HENRY (The Star) PETALING JAYA: The Penang and Selangor governments will push on to restore local government elections in their states despite a clear signal by the Barisan Nasional-led Federal Government that it is against the idea. Penang Chief

Crimp in Perak voter-registration exercise

Humayun Kabir (Malaysiakini) The Perak Election Commission (EC) has confirmed that all political parties in the state must obtain the permission of the local council before signing up new voters in public places. NONEPSM national coordinator K Kunasekaran (left) had complained that the EC has

Third vote not likely before next elections

By G. Manimaran KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Local government elections requested by the Pakatan Rakyat states of Penang and Selangor might not happen before the next general elections as it requires tabling new laws and the Election Commission creating electoral wards. The EC will

Pressing need for local elections

The Star I REFER to “The unfulfilled promises” (CitizenNades, April 20), especially on the reinstatement of local government elections which quoted me. I made the call for local elections in an interview many years ago when I was state assemblyman of Subang Jaya and a