We are all familiar with petty corruption in our everyday lives, but what is this grand corruption we have been hearing about? This is the definition provided by Transparency International: Grand corruption consists of: - acts committed at a high level...
Charles Santiago, who served as MP of Klang in the last Parliament, highlights cases of fraudulent registration of voters without their knowledge. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGsLRmdGrsY?rel=0&w=600&h=338]
countered BN criticism of hill-slope projects, the Penang government has pointed to the actions of the previous BN local government in the 1990s. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsmHjkBO-P4?rel=0&w=470&h=353] The state government also questioned the date of the images of google maps that...
The government has been borrowing billions of ringgit through bond issues. There are two main types of government bonds: Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) and Government Investment Issues (GII). Plans were announced for 19 bond issues this year - 12 via...
For the last few days, I have been trying to figure out what exactly this oil "subsidy" is that the government is talking about, which it cannot tahan any longer and so it has to collect more money from...
Can anyone in the Klang Valley familiar with the Bukit Antarabangsa area tell me why you think the landslide, which buried eight houses at dawn today, ocurred? Three people are reportedly confirmed dead while several others are believed to...
Frustrated by the silence and the perceived inaction of the Penang state government, the Tanjung Bunga Residents Association has written a letter to exco members Chow Kon Yeow and Phee Boon Poh, expressing its concerns about property development projects...
This information on the Selangor MACC from the MACC website may be interesting. It states that 106 new staff were approved on 1 January 2009 for deployment from 2009 to 2013. Last November, the then ACA (now MACC) director-general Ahmad...
Penang may soon set up the country's first public speakers' corner. (I use the term 'public' because a speakers' corner at the Perdanasiswa Complex in Universiti Malaya has just been re-opened after about 40 years.) The Penang state government said yesterday...
Few of us are aware that our country had a thriving system of elections to local councils in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, we had 373 local authorities - 40 town councils, 37 town boards, 289 local councils...

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