Shalini Ravindran

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19 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Three to sue as DBKL cancels contracts for 18 parcels of land

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has terminated the sale of 18 parcels of land and could face legal action by unhappy buyers.

18 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Best of old and new in a bottle

WINE flows through Pio Boffa’s veins and this is no surprise since his family has been winemakers for 137 years, producing the renowned Pio Cesare wines from their estates in Alba, Italy.

Roast Lamb Loin with tempura kimchi and brie, leeks and wine jus. This was paired with the Pio Cesare Ornato Barolo DOCG 2012 and Barolo DOCG 2013. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

KL MPs to be represented in City Hall

A CONSULTATIVE council comprising Kuala Lumpur members of Parliament will be set up to raise public issues to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), said Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

Khalid (right) with Amin Nordin during the FT Minister’s recent courtesy visit to DBKL. Khalid hopes with Kuala Lumpur MPs in the consultative council, they can channel the people’s concerns to DBKL more effectively.
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

MP urges ministry to allocate more PPR units for residents

Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng is hoping the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) would allocate more units at the People’s Housing Project (PPR) Seri Aman for Jinjang Utara residents.

Conditions at the Jinjang Utara longhouse in Kepong continue to deteriorate while many of the original settlers wait to move in to their promised units  at PPR Seri Aman.
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14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Two parties fighting for plot of land in Kepong

TROUBLE is brewing over a small plot of land in Taman Kok Doh, Kepong as two parties are claiming ownership.

Rizuan (in white) confronting Lim (in red) and Yee (in yellow) over the alleged misuse of a green space in Taman Kok Doh, Kepong
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13 Jul 2018 | 7:26 PM

MACC takes files from DBKL, city hall says it's not a raid

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers have taken files from Kuala Lumpur City Hall's (DBKL) planning department.

13 Jul 2018 | 5:32 PM

All political appointees on DBKL advisory board step down

Comprising eight of 13 members, they resigned after being asked by the KL mayor, who conveyed the wishes of new FT Minister Khalid Abdul Samad.

13 Jul 2018 | 4:03 PM

Tempers fray over charge that Kepong Umno HQ is illegally sited

Heated words were exchanged at a press conference called by the MP of Kepong to question the status of the land on which the Kepong Umno HQ sits.

10 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Deja vu for Ampang Jaya folk with houses in danger of collapsing into drain

RESIDENTS of Jalan Bunga Tanjung 2 in Taman Muda, Ampang Jaya fear that their houses could collapse into a large monsoon drain in what would be a repeat of an incident some 30 years ago.

Large cracks have appeared on the walls of the monsoon drain, strectching all the way to the foundation of the houses along Jalan Bunga Tanjung 2.
9 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

MPs welcome chance to sit on advisory board

ALTHOUGH some Kuala Lumpur members of Parliament welcomed the suggestion to appoint MPs to sit on the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) advisory board, they hope that a candidate’s skill set will be considered during the nomination.