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Wong Pek Mei

pekmei@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Wong Pek Mei

14 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Preserving history one page at a time

ONE would be hard pressed to guess what goes on behind closed doors at the National Archives of Malaysia, where conservators work hard to preserve important documents that have made a mark in our country’s history.

A National Archives employee with the exact replica of the Proclamation of Independence, 1957, which is one of the most treasured document in its collection. Photos: P. NATHAN and EBBY SAIFUL/The Star
14 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Finding courage for the good fight

KNOWLEDGE is power. But only if you know how to use it. A fitting quote in view of how many objections have been raised in relation to various development plans in Kuala Lumpur, especially in the city centre.

TTDI residents, in their efforts to protect Taman Rimba Kiara from development, have inspired other neighbourhoods. — filepic
5 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

DBKL shares detailed process of how streets get their names

StarMetro brings you the inside facts on the naming of roads in Kuala Lumpur. Determining factors include the area’s history and landmarks.

Jalan Munshi Abdullah is named after the Muslim writer and teacher Abdullah Abdul Kadir. It runs between Capsquare and Masjid India area. — filepic
3 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Tengku Permaisuri Selangor calls for more humane way to care for animals at awards

“OUR vision to achieve developed nation status will fail to materialise if no proper instruments are put in place to mitigate the predicament of stray animals,” Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin said.

Wong (centre) showing the ‘Most Supportive Media’ award from SPCA Selangor. With him are (from left) SPCA’s Stray Free Selangor co-chair Datin Dr Norely Abdul Rahman, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, SPCA Selangor patron Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye and chairman Christine Chin. — NORAFIFI EHSAN/The Star
2 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Market traders want mayor to step in

THE TAMAN Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) Market Traders’ Association wants Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to intervene over the market’s parking problems.

Traders say the current situation has led to a mess in the carpark.
1 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Cancer survivor finds joy saving strays

KUALA LUMPUR: Rescuing stray cats and dogs over the last five years has made cancer survivor Chan Yoke Kin a very happy and content person.

Kind hearts, caring hands: Wong (left) and Chan patting one of the cats they rescued.
30 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Flats residents up in arms over poor maintenance

DIRTY water supply, non-operational lifts and leaking roofs are just the tip of the iceberg for residents staying in Rumah Pangsa Kos Rendah LC700, Pandan Perdana, Ampang.

The refuse chamber in front of the flats is badly maintained and residents are asking for it to be moved to the back of the flats.
29 Sep 2017 | 6:22 PM

DBKL apologises over rude guard in dress code fuss

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) issues a formal apology after a visitor complained that a rude security guard had wrongly stopped her on the grounds of dress code enforcement.

A file picture from 2015 showing the signage on permitted dress codes at the entrance to Menara DBKL.
28 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Brickfields petty traders urge DBKL to return their stalls

PETTY traders, who operated next to the Kotumalai Restaurant in Brickfields for over 30 years, are appealing to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to allow them to continue trading there.

"The best would be to allow them to operate, especially since Deepavali is next month." - Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin
26 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bicycle lane to link up three parks

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is planning to build a bicycle lane to link up Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, the recreation area around the Kampung Boyan flood retention pond and Taman Air Panas, Setapak.

(From left) Ekovest Sdn Bhd managing director Tan Sri Lim Keng Cheng, Education director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof, Mohd Najib and DBKL executive director (Project Management) Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah after the signing of the memorandum of understanding for the Sungai Nadi Kehidupan LA21 Project.