MPPP vs DBKL: Which gives you more bang for your buck?

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How do the city councils of Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur stack up in terms of their spending per person for 2013?

Prestasi Perbelanjaan Mengurus

MPPP

DBKL

Jumlah Perbelanjaan Mengurus

RM194 juta

RM1.4 bilion

Penduduk

0.66 juta

1.55 juta

Per Kapita

RM294

RM907

Per Isi Rumah

RM1,177

RM3,348

Per km²

RM258,977

RM5.8 juta

Figures from CM’s budget winding up speech at the Penang State Assembly today.

According to the the Penang state government:

Bagi tahun semasa 2013, perbelanjaan mengurus mengikut bilangan penduduk adalah RM294 untuk seorang penduduk di MPPP, berbanding DBKL sebanyak RM907 setiap penduduknya. Oleh yang demikian,perbelanjaan dari segi per capita basis bagi MPPP adalah tiga kali jauh lebih rendah berbanding dengan perbelanjaan DBKL.

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bigjoe99
16 Dec 2013 12.56pm

Tengku Adnan and the KL mayor are lucky they don’t have our version of Boston Tea Party in their hands – they would dump the sewerage and garbage in their office..They don’t get elected by KLite so the acceptable level of excuse making should be more limited but instead its higher…

rajraman666
rajraman666
15 Dec 2013 7.02pm

Selangor worst, they hoard $$$ by billions and suddenly all the Political Trader get pay increase.I don’t mind the pay increase but Selangor getting dirtier and dirtier. Selangor CAT “meow meow”

rajraman. Even Khalid Samad openly admit they are hoarding funds which was provided to maintain road by Federal Government.My housing estate full of portholes and common property not well maintain.

Ah_Beng
Ah_Beng
15 Dec 2013 1.37pm

Please bear in mind that to date George Town has still yet to be accorded city status even though it was the first town be be given city status during the colonial era! This is attributable to the partisan politics practised by the BN federal government.

Ah_Beng
Ah_Beng
16 Dec 2013 8.39am
Reply to  Anil Netto

Agree, but if I am not mistaken our city looses out to others as the allocation from the Federal government is lower than those accorded with city status.

Ham Kar Chan
Ham Kar Chan
14 Dec 2013 8.40pm

Nice pot shot from Ah Eng. All KLites should be happy because they get the most from Federal government. They are treated as kings amongst all cities! Congrats

henson
henson
15 Dec 2013 8.57am
Reply to  Ham Kar Chan

KLites have been provided with “1st class infrastructure” during major events like during Commonwealth Games etc. Now maintenance of the facilities should come from Klang Valley folks. Don’t expect other so-called “Ulu” areas taxpayers to finance the maintenance costs. Urban KLites like to boast they are a class above others so now it’s time to pay back by paying more for your cukai pintu !!!!!!!!

Neggog HamGa Galing
Neggog HamGa Galing
14 Dec 2013 8.18pm

I would say, it is a meaningless speech by a respectable state leader. He certainly can do better by not mixing state affair with street politics! What a total let down by a hero who went to jail for justice. A bit disappointment with your reporting. You should be in neutral position no matter which side your house are put into.

tunglang
tunglang
15 Dec 2013 8.41am

Selling the CAT symbolism from colouring contest to wall art! Why not brand it LGE Kucing?
Just do the job expected of politicians, not selling kucing or worst kucing kurap.
Enough of Cat.

John Milett Sohaison
John Milett Sohaison
14 Dec 2013 7.58pm

That is unfair comparison my dear. Will you compare my home country (USA) military expenditure with say Canada? I just can’t believe the headline even I’m not a local guy. Please, be mature and we are open to debate just about everything politics and not apple polishing for respective masters. Ash movement has turned ass movement.

John Milett Sohaison

looes74
looes74
14 Dec 2013 11.50pm

Wait till you find comparison between malaysia & thailand politics none other than my matey, penang lang called ktemoc. I guarantee you will vomit blood

henson
henson
15 Dec 2013 9.01am

John Millet Sohaison
You just need to compare ex US president Bush’s trillions of expenditure to finance Middle east Operation and the money that could have been saved to finance Obama’s medical welfare program ; and how you and the rest have to pay more “Cukai” (Tax) to pay back the debt.

Give Peace a Chance. No War or even the proxy war. Merry Christmas.

bigjoe99
14 Dec 2013 1.39pm

Any intelligent administrator should have noticed the tax-crazy retort to the demo-crazy snides shows people knows more than they realized. Unfortunately, their head is too full of nonsense to realize it..

Kelty
Kelty
14 Dec 2013 12.53pm

DBKL could be using ‘ali-baba’ contractors such that unnecessary money is ‘leaked’ during the process?
Not sure if the people in KL are 3x more satisfied than the Penangites.

Perhaps Bandaraya needs 3x more expenses than Perbandaran?

Our mainstream papers should provide such analysis to educate the public.

rilakkuma
rilakkuma
14 Dec 2013 12.35pm

No wonder most KLites refuse to pay more for cukai pintu ?

As for penang, the public should enjoy better pavements for pedestrians with the money the state collected from corporations/hotels/shooping malls wisely reinvested ?

henson
henson
15 Dec 2013 8.53am
Reply to  rilakkuma

Big opened drained outside Sunshine Square have now being covered up (work in progress) as pedestrian walk.
The phase of work is slow (just like that refurbished oku friendly bus stop outside BJ Komplex) but at least we see some benefits of taxpayer moneys go back to the rakyat’s convenience.

Yang
Yang
14 Dec 2013 9.48am

Oop its not perception alone. Its the art of DECEPTION he is learning fast and very fast. Will DECEPTION become CORRUPTION? We shall soon see in no time.

henson
henson
14 Dec 2013 2.51pm
Reply to  Yang

I would propose Yang to stand as independent candidate for Sri Delima for the next GE14.
No perception or deception as we need a candidate who is very frank and willing to sacrifice to build more affordable homes for the needy in Penang. What say you ?

Kevin
Kevin
14 Dec 2013 8.36pm
Reply to  henson

I second that. The thing with politics is that frank people who tell the hard truth never get far. Politicians including those in PR like to hear praises of themselves all the time. So when you criticise them, instead of appreaciating that you are trying to help them improve Penang, they treat you as an enemy that wants to bring them down. This siege mentality especially in the DAP has to go. Sometimes ppl criticise because they are not doing the right thing, inadvertently or not. After all we are all humans. They can’t accept it. Look at what happened… Read more »

tunglang
tunglang
15 Dec 2013 9.33am
Reply to  henson

I second Kevin’s “We voted for you to do work, not to be kindergarten children fighting over stupid things.”
Is there a Kitty Kucing Kindergarten @ 28th Floor Komtar Tower?
fyi, kindy children don’t keep their uniform (a symbol of association) tidy. Our politicians (some) do just that, back lane cat style.

Kelty
Kelty
16 Dec 2013 10.58am
Reply to  henson

Yang should give this suggestion a serious thought.
We need people who could speak out for rakyat.
tunglang as running mate not a bad idea since he is passionate about Penang street food.
They can hire Anil as their publicist.
YB Yang and YB tunglang can also qualify for good pay and perks!

tunglang
tunglang
14 Dec 2013 3.13pm
Reply to  Yang

Some politician accountants are precisely trained (by LKY SingLand Corporation?) to do just that.
Kia Su Syndrome mah. Playing the handicapped is one of golf game’s strategies of getting into the black holes of ‘am moh moh’, ‘chin chai moh’.
Soon, many Penangites will have to register at St Nicholas For The Blind.

henson
henson
14 Dec 2013 3.31pm
Reply to  tunglang

tunglang can be the running mate for Yang going for Sri Delima state seat ?
with tunglang in the bandwagon, sure many supporters around with street food to entice the voters ! No need loud rally just ori-maestro char hor fun & chendol and the Sri Delima can be captured with a promise for better affordable homes even Pr1ma cannot match !

kee
kee
14 Dec 2013 10.18pm
Reply to  Yang

Kevin, even though the MPPP’s staff need to be told but still we cant be rude.

Yang
Yang
14 Dec 2013 9.44am

PR DAP LGE is learning fast the art … from Nacheap & BN UMNO to confuse the people. How can you compare KL a bigger city with Georgetown a smaller city. Why did he not compare Georgetown with Kulim or Kangar.!!!! Just like the salary hike, the allowance was over 100% and salary 80%. Well its lam par par lan as overall salary is hike up over 100%. On top of his CM & Exco salary which was increased 80% they get another 15% hike. Well its a more than 100% increase isn`t it. Why don`t he just make it… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin
14 Dec 2013 8.29pm
Reply to  Yang

With all fairness, he is not comparing a bigger city with a smaller city. The calculations take into account the population and size of the city. He has given us a cost in terms of per person and per km2. And yes you can compare with Kangar or Kulim as long as you also take into consideration the per capita expenditure. How much is spent for each person. However, he should also take into account the quality of the service provided. MPPP to me is one of the worst if not the worse local council in Malaysia. All our roads… Read more »

kee
kee
14 Dec 2013 10.03pm
Reply to  Kevin

Kevin, can you please write to MPPP. I once wrote to them and complained the badly damaged Kelawai Road and they did retar.

I also wrote to Teh Yee Chiew and he responded as well.

I think we all have to write in and make our complaints heard. Tell them Ipoh mayor done a better job.

Kevin
Kevin
15 Dec 2013 1.58am
Reply to  Kevin

I have written to the MPPP so many times that my mind and hands have become tired of that routine. Almost always no action is taken. Probably because I am a small fry that they don’t need to bother with. In any case I hope MPPP is more than just a complaints bureau. Like other well-managed city councils they should have surveyors and inspectors to continuously assess infrastructure under their care instead of waiting for something to spoil, someone to complaint or worse someone to die before acting. In the case you mentioned, Kelawei road is such a major road… Read more »

Yang
Yang
15 Dec 2013 2.42pm
Reply to  Kevin

Kevin, Yes it was calculated as per person per km but don`t you think that KL has a bigger infrastrature than Penang hence a bigger spending per person.