Tag: local elections

Appoint local councillors transparently, S'gor told

Malaysiakini The Coalition of NGOs and Professional Appointed Councillors (Conpac) wants the Selangor government to ensure transparency in the appointment of local councillors. “This is in the spirit of transparency and accountability in the pursuit of achieving a truly democratic and transparent local government, in

Local polls could lead to 'racial imbalance', says deputy minister

Written by Chua Sue-Ann (The Edge) KUALA LUMPUR: Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin said on Thursday,April 1, local-government elections were undesirable as they would likely create racial imbalances in local councils. “Most non-Muslims live in the urban areas while the

EC wants Penang, Selangor to plead their case with Putrajaya

By G. Manimaran (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The Election Commission (EC) said today that the Penang and Selangor state governments should persuade the federal government to amend relevant laws if they wanted to go ahead with plans to restore the third vote.

Advisory team to study legal aspects of local govt polls

Written by Regina William (The Edge) GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has set up a legal advisory committee with former Bar Council president Yeo Yang Poh as the chairman to look into the legal aspects of carrying out local government elections. Chief Minister Lim

EC can't hold local polls for Penang, S'gor

Aidila Razak (Malaysiakini) The Election Commission (EC) said that it cannot hold local polls in Penang and Selangor as it is bound by such laws as Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171). kuala terengganu by election 170109 abdul aziz yusofEC chief Abdul Aziz Yusof (left)

EC can’t restore third vote, says chief

By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani (Malaysian Insider) PUTRAJAYA, March 24 —The Election Commission has claimed there is no “enabling law” allowing it to restore local government elections despite requests from the Penang and Selangor governments. EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said local

Third vote must represent all races, say PAS

By G. Manimaran and Syed Mu’az Syed Putra (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — PAS has proposed a mix of elected and nominated councillors for local governments to reflect the interests of various groups and races if the Election Commission (EC) agrees to implement

Local councils are tied to civil service bureaucracy

Senator S.Ramakrishnan The legislation of Local Authorities Elections Ordinance in 1950 entrusted local councils to organize elections for the office of the councilors, who are the people who govern local area. Subsequently amendments were made to this legislation to empower residents to establish more local

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