SHOCK and outrage were expressed by many when DAP Member of Parliament (MP) Tony Pua received a death threat in the form of a live bullet and note on 11 Aug 2010. Such threats are unacceptable and should be thoroughly investigated and stopped. But according to one senior editor, receiving death threats is “part of an MP’s job”.
Is there a common PR stand on quotas?By Tarani Palani
PETALING Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua’s recent suggestion for Selangor to abolish the 7% bumiputera discount for high-end property has not been uniformly received by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders yet. Can we expect the implementation of Pua’s proposal for needs-based affirmative action in the PR-led states?
Who benefits from bumiputera discounts?By Tarani Palani
SHOULD bumiputera discounts continue for properties worth more than half a million ringgit? Would it be a disservice to the bumiputera community if this race-based affirmative policy was removed?
Survey: M’sia’s property outlook bleak
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 March 2009: A survey by thinkproperty.my shows Malaysia’s negative property outlook has deteriorated further, currently at 51%, the lowest since the survey began in May 2008. “Clearly we saw a sharp drop in the index in February. “With unemployment rising and Malaysia’s trading partners suffering from the economic slowdown, we believe the […]
MB: Kedah housing policy misunderstoodBy Deborah Loh
(© Steve Woods / sxc.hu) PETALING JAYA, 26 Feb 2009: Kedah’s 50% bumiputera housing policy only applies to properties built on Malay reserve land, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak clarified. He said the ratio was still 70:30 for non-Malay Malaysians to Malay Malaysians on freehold land. The 50% quota on Malay reserve land […]
Potential PNSB breach of banking rules
SHAH ALAM, 25 Feb 2009: Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd (PNSB) may have breached banking rules by failing to declare conversions of large sums of ringgit into foreign currency in its purchase of properties in Saudi Arabia in 2007. Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the unauthorised RM25.6 million paid by PNSB for […]
Khir Toyo implicated in property transactionBy Deborah Loh
PETALING JAYA, 25 Feb 2009: The Selangor government has alleged inappropriate payments worth RM25 million for properties in Mecca, Saudi Arabia authorised by former Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Dr Mohammad Khir Toyo. In a press statement issued late last night, current MB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s office said that under Khir’s leadership in […]
The landslide of cause and effectBy KW Mak
Landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa (all pics courtesy of Raj Kumar) THE landslide that claimed people’s lives and destroyed property in the wee hours of 6 Dec 2008 in Bukit Antarabangsa was an eerie reminder of the 1993 Highland Towers tragedy. Almost like a knee-jerk reaction, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi declared an immediate […]
Recognise native land rightsBy Ng Boon Hooi
Nicholas Bawin AnggatSHAH ALAM, 30 Nov 2008: Sarawak delegates at Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)’s 5th national congress want native land rights to be recognised if the party takes over the state government. Land titles should be given to Sarawak’s Orang Asal, as provided for under Native Customary Rights (NCR), said Nicholas Bawin Anggat who is […]
Kedah reverts to 30% quotaBy Elizabeth Looi
PETALING JAYA, 24 Nov 2008: The Kedah government has aborted its proposed 50% housing quota for bumiputera and reverted to the original 30% following objections from several quarters. Kedah and Perlis Rehda chairperson Ricque Liew told The Nut Graph that Menteri Besar (MB) Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak agreed in a closed-door meeting to drop […]